OIL ON CANVAS, 170 x 220 cm, 2024


The Depths of Emotional Turmoil

In this poignant portrayal, Christiane Vleugels delves into the complexities of human emotion, exploring the depths of melancholy and inner turmoil. Against a backdrop of societal challenges and personal struggles, the painting offers a window into the profound experiences that shape our lives.

Embracing the Gloom
The black flower clutched in her hand serves as a potent symbol of grief, a tangible manifestation of the emotional pain that threatens to engulf her. While bathed in the soft glow of ethereal light, she remains ensnared by the shadows of her own sorrow, unable to perceive the beauty that surrounds her.
The Abyss
Amidst a sea of vibrant poppy flowers, the central figure stands ensconced in shadow, her demeanor reflective of the weight of unseen burdens. The juxtaposition of light and darkness evokes the dichotomy of hope and despair, as the model grapples with the intangible anguish that plagues her spirit.
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Contemplating Melancholy

Resilience in Transformation

As the seasons shift and the world undergoes its own transformations, Christiane Vleugels invites viewers to contemplate the universal experience of melancholy. Through masterful brushwork and evocative symbolism, this painting serves as a poignant reminder of the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

Oil on canvas, 170 x 220 cm, 2024