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Dance on a Volcano

Dance on a Volcano

Dance on a Volcano by Saltwater
Dance on a Volcano by Saltwater


Dance on a Volcano

After a painting of Nolde.

Emil Nolde [German Expressionist Painter, 1867-1956]

Traditional media
Watercolours on paper

(framing created in Photoshop)

My interpretation, painted in a bold and wild style.

In the original by Nolde, two girls are dancing freely and happily.
They are just wearing skirts, no shoes, no shirts, no tops.

My interpretation, as you can see, is different.
It has introduced a wicked component, with a feeling of threat and great danger....  

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alitta2 on July 19, 2015, 6:16:23 PM

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alitta2In your version it's like if the two figures are balancing on the edge of a rock in order to avoid falling into hell. Therefore it has a more symbolic meaning than the one by Nolde :)

Falconlobo on July 18, 2015, 2:15:37 PM

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Falconlobocool hair6^

Saltwater on July 19, 2015, 10:26:42 AM

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Saltwaterthanks :-)

Falconlobo on July 19, 2015, 2:26:20 PM

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TeeJay87 on July 18, 2015, 9:54:49 AM

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TeeJay87I've seen the painting by Nolde and in my opinion, your version looks better - apart from more decent-looking composition, it has symbolic meaning. ;)

Saltwater on July 19, 2015, 10:38:11 AM

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Saltwaterwow, thank you so much! :D

What, according to you, would be the meaning, if I may ask?
(  different people with different backgrounds and sensitivities etc...,  will have different interpretations,
so I am curious to know how people will see it  :-)   )  

TeeJay87 on July 19, 2015, 12:31:55 PM

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TeeJay87I see it as symbol of daring to risk much, without paying for consequences.

Something like happened to Hunter Boutain this week - weird that kid didn't know, that swimming in lakes can be dangerous, when not using ear and nose plugs.

Saltwater on July 19, 2015, 1:13:09 PM

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SaltwaterYour interpretation is interesting, and it covers a wide array of possibilities. :-)  

About that boy, even if he had used ear and nose plugs,
he might as well have swallowed water (by the mouth).
If that lake is not safe, bathing should not be allowed.