You Should Be Your Own Light Painting by Kateryna Goncharova
You Should Be Your Own Light Painting by Kateryna Goncharova
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Characteristics of the Painting “You Should Be Your Own Light”

Year of creation2022
Dimensions70 W × 80 H × 3 D   cm
Type of artpainting
Framingthe artwork is sold with framing
Type of packagingcardboard box

Description of the Artwork “You Should Be Your Own Light”

The painting was created in deep blue and yellow colors and depicts a man who lights his way with a luminous lamp. Let me tell you a parable: “Be a light to yourself. Don't follow others. Become your own light” - these words were spoken by the Buddha before his departure to Mahaparinirvana. When his beloved disciple Ananda realized their Master was leaving them, he began crying and asked what they should do after the Buddha was gone. And then Siddhartha Gautama spoke these words. This phrase may well serve as a life credo and motivate a person to think more often about where are his desires, and where are imposed from outside. It is very important to understand and feel what you want in this life, which is your own deepest need, and not someone else's manipulation. The dominant dark blue color is a symbol of knowledge and wisdom. The man here is shown in monochrome, but the light that he can ignite from himself is already bright and colorful and can fill his whole life with colors!

You Should Be Your Own Light

Original artwork, 70×80 cm, 2022
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About the artist

Kateryna Goncharova is a Ukrainian artist, currently residing in Armenia. Initially, she obtained a degree in design and architecture but her passion for art led her to pursue a career as an artist. Her work revolves around important social and philosophical issues such as war, emigration, issues faced by women in a patriarchal society, etc. She also loves creating figurative artworks dedicated to human diversity, inclusivity, and inner strength. Her pieces depict people of all genders, ages, races, and social statuses. Now Kateryna is interested in working in mixed media and huge formats - approximately human height. It seems to her that we, as humanity, now live in a historical time and must think and act broadly.

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