I recently posted a fragment of this oil painting by Alyssa Monks –Morning after II– on my personal blog (here. I’m also using it now as a header pic for my “posts page”, with a touch of green and violet added), but I am sure Ari would have posted it differently; better than me; like almost everything she… we, did and shared 🙂
So, here it is the painting again –on Ari’s own blog–, with its pinkish and truer colours, better framed and with better resolution. It was painted in 2014, and it’s manifestly a masterwork.
To me, it does not represent a morning after love. Rather: pain, absence; someone (very dear) lost, and a time (a morning) that will not come back anymore.
[Let me, please, add that I do live a “morning after” very often, almost every day, and that they are never clear, warm, peaceful and cosy; I am either absent (already gone) like the invisible mate here, or, more often, having a nightmare…, or wholly awake, feeling sore and looking scared at the ceiling. Maybe one day I will be sleeping snuggly again long into the morning like this fortunate woman painted here. I wish I could.]
Alyssa Monks is an American painter, born in New Jersey, 1977.
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