Monday, 27 September 2010

the painting...ini bukan review.


painting courtesy of Rajawali Art Gallery



The first time I saw the painting, I was filled with an acute sense of de ja vu…it reminded me of something or some place…strangely familiar yet surreal.
I looked at the painting. I looked at the window in the painting,I searched inside the window, and I saw.
I saw a lady, staring out of the window. Staring, face devoid of any expression. Occasionally, she opens the window and puts her hands out, letting it be enveloped by the cool wind , enjoying the feeling of rain falling on her naked skin or soaking herself in the sunray .
Sometimes, just sometimes, someone would walk by the window, stopping by to say hello, and tells her colourful stories of what’s going in the lives of people she doesn’t even know or care. So, she listens, and she smiles. That is the extent of her interaction with the world, a world which she prefers to leave outside the window.
Closing the window, she retreats into her own world, interacting with silence, playing with loneliness and dancing to the tune of her soul in her love affair with destiny.
I said earlier that the painting reminded me of something or some place. Well, I take that back. It actually reminds me of a person, not in retrospect, no. More like a vision of what is to become of that person… not a bad life really, neither is it sad…it’s just lonesome.
Inside the window, I saw myself…the convicted loner…oh well… que sera sera.
Who do you see inside the window?
aku...mahu lihat lukisan lagi ...pergi ke sini...

19 comments:

fndrocka said...

aku terlihat diri aku sendiri semasa kanak2..kat kampung...org lain main mercun kat luar..aku mengintai dari tingkap tu.

alang said...

i dont know y, but... feel like errrr, mcm ada antu je tepi tingkap tu.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi PatungCendana, I like that painting, but love that painting with you next to it.
IYou certainly enhanced the beauty of that painting with your lovely presence.

Long ago, I was engrossed with a painting by a Incik Hussein AKA as the man with the golden hand.
He painted a beautiful pic of a Malay lady, she in an old sarong and blouse, slightly torn, holding her baby, and she reading a letter in her hand.
Her beautiful face showed real sadness.

I had no money that time (1960s) or else would have bought it.
That painting till today has been on my mind...I mean what that painting tried to show or display....maybe someone close to her had passed away, or her hubby da chabut, or so many unanswered questions when looking at that painting.

And just like the panting in your this posting, it is a beautiful painting.
You have a nice day and simpan satu lagu dalam hati, Lee.

Uncle Lee said...

PC, I love that Chinese blouse you wearing, looks real classy and elegant. Lee.

realisticjunky said...

saya nampak ada tgn2 yg menarik dat lady utk terus stay tepi tingkap, or terus keluar ikut pintu n say 'hi' pada dunia ehehe

BonekadalamChermin said...

salam bertandang!

salam aidilfitri sis.

i really love art+paintings!!!

boe~ said...

biasanya aku melihat lukisan yg mati... tapi yg ni lain sikit... ada kombinasi yg hebat...; lukisan yg hebat.. diskripsi yg hebat... wow.. baru aku dpt rasa feel menghayati lukisan...

DrSam said...

lukisan di dalam lukisan, hanya yang mengintai diluar jendela hati dapat melihat kecantikannya.

hafiz terompahkayu said...

tingkap itu ada rasa yang penuh dan ada suka yang lalu.

hai kak apa kabar!

b.r.u.t.a.l.s.o.l.o said...

nice pic... rindu aku kat blog akak..sampaik tak perasan dah update

Heidi Shafiq said...

i saw prepared meals for lunch inside.. arghh.. my stomach drive my head to hv that vision..

alang said...

Salam,
Lama tak update. ~~~. :(

bias® said...

hantu!

baincardin said...

Salam Aidiladha! ^_^

Shazali said...

i say, i love the paintings..
it brings out the emotion i've been longing for quite sometime.

juz like something i familiar of,
"its cold and dark in here,
feels like the end of the world,
i wish i could have someone to,
come and bring me the light.."

though,
its perfect without any light,
but still need a light to admire it huhu ^_^

hafiz terompahkayu said...

salam kak. apa kabar?

baincardin said...

salam Maal Hijrah, patung. ^_^

en_me said...

macam seram jerr.. uhuhu

aloy_paradoks said...

lama tak nampak...