Elation Divas

Elation, 2014. Oil on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches. Collection the artist. 

Enthusiasm is a supernatural serenity.
— Henry David Thoreau

Elation, 2014. Oil on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches. Collection the artist. 

Elation. Oil on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches. 

Rapture, 2014. Oil on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches. Collection the artist. 

Rapture. Oil on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches. 

Exultation, 2014. Oil on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches. Collection the artist. 

Exultation. Oil on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches. 

The collection consists of three paintings. All show an ochre-golden background where orange splashes dance like miniature kites in the wind. The motion seems rapid and intense; and creates an atmosphere of eagerness and anticipation. Fine golden details add a sense of regulation to the overall random dashes. At the bottom the three paintings are combined by the dark-brown horizon showing the skyline of Prague. The carefully arrange famous structures show fine details and offer a comfortable setting for the main character. Above them emerges the Diva, as joyfully as ever. Her dark silhouette offers a harsh contrast to the vibrant background. However, she takes up the energy in her attitude. Lighthearted and unrestrained she sprints through the canvas. Her movements as perfect as ever remind of an antique dance. She is the personification of enthusiasm.

The Motion Divas Collection emphases the movement and therefore includes only the silhouette of the Diva. As she gracefully rushes towards her destination, her elegant poses represent ambitions. The artist points out the importance of enthusiasm in the achievement of ambitions: because it is the enthusiasm, which brings things forward. Eventually, it also needs faith and commitment as well as the right surrounding.

Placing the diva in the heart of Prague adds an evidence of contrast to the overall cheerful atmosphere. Prague inspired great authors like Frank Kafka, Milan Kundera and Richard Weiner. Nowhere can The Unbearable Lightness of Being be better understood than in this ambiguous city. The diva appears natural here, as ambiguity is forever part of her nature: she presents herself always extremely feminine, but equally energetic, confident and strong. Meanwhile, in this setting she seems less controlled, more spontaneous, and more passionate. No further details are added to the female form, so no suppositions about her situation can be made. At the one hand, the viewer can therefore concentrate on the enthusiasm alone and fully understand and absorb it. Additionally, the missing details add to the universality of the idea and suggest putting euphuism in the heart of all his doings while releasing the pressure to succeed.

Overall the positive Collection encourages optimism, potential and success and invites viewers to let themselves get infected by enthusiasm. They can keep it in their hearts even after viewing the painting, implementing it in daily habits or towards secret goals and ambitions.