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Tension and fear in the Trojan horse is a creation by the artist Jos Letschert. Category creation. The decisive moment: Tension and fear in the Trojan horse. What would have happened if the Trojans had listened to Laocoön and Cassandra? The Greek elite, including Odysseus, was in the horse. I think they would not have survived their mission. Enough reason for tension and fear, and - of course -we would never had an 'Odyssee', but maybe a 'Troy' instead. Pencil, pen, Indian ink, acrylic paint on paper 50x63.…

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The decisive moment: Tension and fear in the Trojan horse.

What would have happened if the Trojans had listened to Laocoön and Cassandra? The Greek elite, including Odysseus, was in the horse. I think they would not have survived their mission. Enough reason for tension and fear, and - of course -we would never had an 'Odyssee', but maybe a 'Troy' instead.

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Equipment Pencil, pen, Indian ink, acrylic paint on paper 50x63
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Uploaded 8 March 2019 at 05:27pm
Created 8 March 2019 at 12:00am
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Selected Excellence 8 March 2019 at 05:36pm
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Orr avatar
Orr You portray emotions splendidly
I love your artistic soul
8 March 2019 at 05:35pm
Gérard Bret avatar
Gérard Bret Une belle histoire racontée à travers cette œuvre.
8 March 2019 at 05:44pm
Jean-luc Billet avatar
Jean-luc Billet Une oeuvre étonnante qui capte le regard. Le titre est plein d'humour... effectivement l'espace semble manquer :-)
8 March 2019 at 06:08pm
Mehmet Akin avatar
Mehmet Akin Very good
8 March 2019 at 06:31pm
Irina Warm Vision avatar
Irina Warm Vision Very expressive and interesting artwork, dear Jos!
8 March 2019 at 07:14pm
M W avatar
M W A great approach you present in this series.
8 March 2019 at 07:39pm
Henri Manguy avatar
Henri Manguy I thought it was Laurel and Hardy, but no. :-)
8 March 2019 at 08:33pm
Henk Aalberts avatar
Henk Aalberts Een aansprekend beeld, het circulaire lijnenspel is boeiend en mooi ondersteunend aan de expressie van angst (het terugkomende in de beleving ervan)
8 March 2019 at 08:41pm
Andrei Stepanov avatar
Andrei Stepanov Like this one a lot. Well depicted characters with perfect accents, Great job Jos!
8 March 2019 at 09:47pm
Olga Merrill avatar
Olga Merrill Great expression , Jos !
8 March 2019 at 11:41pm
Wilma Eras avatar
Wilma Eras Mooi met al die wervelende lijnen, die geven goed de stress aan van wat ze (buiten beeld) zien.
8 March 2019 at 11:52pm
Roberto De Mitri avatar
Roberto De Mitri for once I like to "overturn" the reading. imagine the perplexity of the Trojans in receiving this unconventional divine gift. but the perplexity and common sense have never written a single page of epic tale... and the gift was well received... wonderful work!
8 March 2019 at 11:53pm
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Piotr Czekalski Wonderful creation !
9 March 2019 at 12:07am
Paul Surdulescu avatar
Paul Surdulescu A magnificent rewrite of Odyssee !
9 March 2019 at 03:17am
Dana Winkelman avatar
Dana Winkelman Very emotional and it conveys the fear those soldiers must have felt.
9 March 2019 at 04:47am
Joelle Chmiel avatar
Joelle Chmiel Jos, wonderful work as always! I am
not at all familiar with any painting techniques, but what I find so fascinating throughout all your work is the way you achieve those strong facial expressions out of primary chaotic lines and colour spots when regarding it puntually from close distance, out of context. Looking at your work as a whole, the "chaos" I guess is a key element of this outstanding visionary expressiveness.
9 March 2019 at 09:31am
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Giangavino Contini Riflessione intelligente, acuta!
9 March 2019 at 09:42am
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Jos Letschert Orr, Gérard, Jean-Luc, Mehmet, Irina, Maria, Henri, Henk, Andrei, Olga, Wilma, Roberto, Piotr, Paul, Dana, Joelle, thank you so much for all your feedback and compliments. It is really fascinating for me to look at the different angles of your reflections. Some of them are focussed on the process of creation. Yes, my drawings and paintings are a kind of struggles, I am 'fighting' with paper or canvas. The main issue of course is the trial to express the fear in situations like this. 30, maybe even 40 men together in a wooden horse on the territory of an enemy, knowing that it could go worse. Interesiting Roberto your reverse looking. Indeed, the 'present' did something to with the people of Troy, willingness to accept an end of war after all these years. Thanks to all of you who told me that fear and tension are in the picture and in the eyes of the soldiers, and that the translation of emotions probably succeeded in a way. Greek mythology is a strong source of inspiration, not only to me of course. Carl Jung, the Swiss psychanalist and psychiatrist considered them as archetypes and parts of our mutual heritage.
9 March 2019 at 10:05am
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Jos Letschert Giangavino and Thierry, thank you very much for your feedback and compliments. Highly appreciated!
9 March 2019 at 10:47am
Claude de Maisonneuve avatar
Claude de Maisonneuve The tension and fear of these characters, through their colors and their tense expression, strike us like a knockout punch ! Wonderful dramatic work !
9 March 2019 at 11:52am
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Regina Susanne Borchert großartig! bin beeindruckt
9 March 2019 at 02:29pm
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Jos Letschert Claude, thanks a lot for your appreciation. Glad that the idea and the translation of the concept found recognition and that you like the colors and the tense. Nice compliment!
9 March 2019 at 04:23pm
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Jos Letschert Regina Susanne, danke sehr für deine Wertschätzung. Es freut mich!
9 March 2019 at 04:23pm
Roland Hoffmann avatar
Roland Hoffmann the emotions are very well expressed in your work. Excellent story telling!
9 March 2019 at 04:45pm
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Jos Letschert Roland, thanks a lot for your feedback and your compliment. I am pleased that you like the work.
9 March 2019 at 05:04pm
Jef Van Den Houte avatar
Jef Van Den Houte Great work of art
9 March 2019 at 07:14pm
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Jos Letschert Jef, thanks a lot!
9 March 2019 at 08:45pm
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Yannick Clement Quel talent !
9 March 2019 at 09:59pm
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Jos Letschert Yannick, merci beaucoup pour cet compliment!
10 March 2019 at 09:54am
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Carmelita Iezzi great work
10 March 2019 at 10:22am
SaSa avatar
SaSa deep emotions - great artwork!
10 March 2019 at 02:29pm
Joseph Aieta avatar
Joseph Aieta Un travail merveilleux !
10 March 2019 at 04:26pm
Alessandro Rovelli avatar
Alessandro Rovelli A masterful Work dear Jos...really exemplary...Respect!
10 March 2019 at 05:37pm
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Jos Letschert Carmelita, SaSa, Joseph, Alessandro, thank you so much for your feedback and compliments. Highly appreciated!
10 March 2019 at 06:28pm
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Paulo Abrantes The eyes are just amazing and prefectly comunicate the emotion. Many times a wow from my side.
10 March 2019 at 06:44pm
Françoise Lucas avatar
Françoise Lucas Etonnement et interrogation dans les regards. Superbe!
11 March 2019 at 12:28am
Jos Letschert avatar
Jos Letschert Paulo, thanks a lot. Yes, eyes are decisive in such drawings or paintings. I am glad to hear that it worked in this case, always difficult such a 'translation' of emotions. Thanks for the compliment!
11 March 2019 at 09:55am
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Jos Letschert Françoise, merci beaucoup pour le réaction et pour ce beau compliment. Très apprécié!
11 March 2019 at 09:57am
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Gilbert Claes Great work of friend. Congrats.
11 March 2019 at 10:13am
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Jos Letschert Gilbert, dank je hartelijk voor je waardeing!
11 March 2019 at 02:59pm
Iryna Gragera avatar
Iryna Gragera Great work again, dear Jos! Complements!
11 March 2019 at 03:35pm
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Jos Letschert Iryna, thank you very much for your appreciation.
11 March 2019 at 05:12pm
Hélène Vallas avatar
Hélène Vallas yes , terrified par un avenir incertain dans ce monde , mais ensemble !
11 March 2019 at 10:17pm
Tony Brandstetter avatar
Tony Brandstetter another original creation, nicely put together my friend
11 March 2019 at 11:31pm
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Jos Letschert Hélène, merci beaucoup. Oui, ils sont ensemble - for the time being!
12 March 2019 at 09:46am
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Jos Letschert Tony, thanks for your feedback and compliment!
12 March 2019 at 09:47am
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Yucel Basoglu Fantastic artwork mate ! congrats !
12 March 2019 at 01:46pm
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Jos Letschert Yucel, thanks a lot for your compliment. Highly appreciated!
12 March 2019 at 02:14pm
Katerina Apostolakou avatar
Katerina Apostolakou A splendid work Jos! BRAVO!
12 March 2019 at 05:29pm
Alexej Schulz avatar
Alexej Schulz Phenomenal work, Jos, very authentic expressions! A stunning artwork!
12 March 2019 at 08:12pm
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Jos Letschert Katerina and Alexej, thank you very much for your feedback and for your compliments. Highly appreciated!
12 March 2019 at 08:22pm
Jørgen Feldstedt avatar
Jørgen Feldstedt Great expression - illustrate fear in a strong way! Excellent work, Jos!
13 March 2019 at 09:43am
Agata avatar
Agata Stunning!
13 March 2019 at 11:07am
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Jos Letschert Jørgen and Agata, thanks for your feedback and for the compliments. Very welcome and appreciated!
13 March 2019 at 04:31pm
Abi Katon avatar
Abi Katon Roberto has said everything clearly, suggestive and powerful work Jos!
14 March 2019 at 03:49pm
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Jos Letschert Katon, thanks a lot for your appreciation and for your kind words.
14 March 2019 at 04:51pm
Toni Traglia avatar
Toni Traglia This work reveals more your admirable drawing abilities than your eloquent painting talent. Wonderful how you use the black, so well juxtaposed to the white elements. Wonderful how the figures seem close in a common destiny and how they share their anxiety. A tragic solidarity so well interpreted in an expressive way.
16 March 2019 at 04:37pm
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Jos Letschert Toni, thanks for your close reading and for your analysis and also for the compliments. Yes, there is not much room and there is a lot of anxiety, I've tried to express that and I am happy that you appreciate the way I did it. I am pleased about your feedback.
16 March 2019 at 05:09pm
Maria Frodl avatar
Maria Frodl A striking image. Wonderfully done dear Jos!
17 March 2019 at 11:46am
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Jos Letschert Thanks a lot Maria, also on behalf of the two anxious heros.
17 March 2019 at 12:31pm
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Lucas Dumrauf Amazing!. Fantastic work Jos!
23 March 2019 at 11:24pm
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Jos Letschert Lucas, thanks a lot for your compliments! Highly appreciated!
24 March 2019 at 03:10pm
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Jos Letschert Philomena, thanks for your feedback. Highly appreciated!
10 April 2019 at 04:01pm
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Bettina Gouchet Wonderful and expressive work !
11 April 2019 at 09:41am
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Jos Letschert Bettina, thanks a lot for your appreciation!
11 April 2019 at 09:54am

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