The wrestle with self esteem is one which many can relate to. With so many magnificence requirements we develop into our biggest critics. We scrutinize ourselves to the purpose the place we are able to see the fantastic thing about these round us however not our personal. These emotions and need to slot in are depicted in Canadian Artist Caitlyn Deneumoustier’s 2023 piece ‘The Hermit’. This paintings stands to symbolize emotions of isolation, self-consciousness, and the will to fit-in, that so many viewers can relate to.
The Hermit// 2023// Caitlyn Deneumoustier
‘The Hermit’ depicts a personality, Gloom, residing in a world the place she is a lonely beast simply attempting to slot in. Nonetheless regardless of how exhausting she tries, she simply can’t. This piece displays the sensation of hating how one appears and wishing they may very well be totally different. The sensation of wanting within the mirror and feeling like a monster is staring again, like a beast simply wishing to shrink. The piece displays the expertise of seeing and recognizing the fantastic thing about others round you however not that of your self. Watching others being praised for his or her magnificence and being overtaken by emotions of disappointment.
This coronary heart tugging piece was impressed by that feeling of wanting to slot in, however residing in solitude. The concept for this piece was impressed by Tarot playing cards , particularly ‘The Hermit’ because it carefully pertains to the story of Gloom. Deneumoustier additionally needed this piece to symbolize not solely her personal expertise however these of different hermits on the market too.
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