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  2. Melancholy
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Technical medium format, black and white negative film, texture,
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Alexandru Crisan, Citizen of the World
Alexandru Crisan "texture" means you add it?! :)))
13 Aug 2017 at 10:32pm
Claudio Taras, Art viewer visitor
Claudio Taras da bambino avevo paura delle persone dove non si vedeva il volto...questa cosa mi é rimasta...un pó di pelle d´oca ...ottima composizione,per filosofare ora sono troppo cotto...ci ripasso domani con il cervello fresco :D
a domani Rob!
13 Aug 2017 at 10:47pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Alexandru... :) ... Yes, I added a texture. A very light texture, but there is.
As we can say in magic, the trick is there but you do not see it ... :)
13 Aug 2017 at 11:00pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Giuseppe... :) ... molto gentile! grazie mille! :)
13 Aug 2017 at 11:01pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Claudio... :) ... non solo per te, ma per tutti... è atavica e innata la paura che ha l'essere umano per l'ignoto... :) ... e grazie per il gentile e gradito commento! ci vediamo domani!
13 Aug 2017 at 11:02pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Ms. Doris... :) ... very kind! thank you very much! :)
13 Aug 2017 at 11:05pm
James Arthur, Amateur photographer
James Arthur excellent my friend
13 Aug 2017 at 11:12pm
Massimiliano Balò, Amateur photographer
Massimiliano Balò Geniale Roberto!
14 Aug 2017 at 12:21am
Carmelita Iezzi, Citizen of the World
Carmelita Iezzi un ritratto misterioso senza volto dove il ricordo si cancella per lasciare spazio ad un sogno forse...
14 Aug 2017 at 12:50am
Tony Brandstetter, Art viewer visitor
Tony Brandstetter I like the Portrait Void , nice original work, blown out and giving us all sort of mystery
14 Aug 2017 at 01:51am
Lucas Dumrauf, Amateur photographer
Lucas Dumrauf Excellent!
14 Aug 2017 at 03:09am
Claudio Taras, Art viewer visitor
Claudio Taras Allora iniziamo...la scelta di coprire il viso...psicologicamente parlando ..per me non é stata casuale,ma lasciare una metá che va sullo scuro e metá grigio chiaro nel tuo inconscio vuol dire qualcosa,un rivelare ed un nascondere una metá,che puó essere molto cattiva ed una metá che vorrebbe essere buona.
Io interpreto questa foto come un selfie(a parte la modella),ma un selfie del tuo carattere...metá cattiva ,oscura...metá buona,inoltre lo sfondo...molto sfocato ma comunque molto scuro,paura di se stessi ed un avvenire...buio..notturno...pieno di magia e di cattive promesse...
bon mi sono dilungato troppo,spero che hai capito questo casino!
ps...modella eccezzionale e panneggi tridimensionali!big fav...
14 Aug 2017 at 07:44am
Beate Letschert, Semi-professional photographer
Beate Letschert Most excellent art-work, Roberto. Breathtaking to be faced this way.
14 Aug 2017 at 08:07am
Henri Manguy, Author photographer
Henri Manguy Really a very strange portrait. A portrait where one is facing the character but where he masks his face. Consequently, it is no longer a portrait if one sticks to the usual definition of the word : A portrait is a work of pictorial, graphic, photographic or, formerly, sculptural art whose purpose is to represent, In a similar manner, a person with his outfit and his characteristic expressions (Wikipedia). Here we lack the resemblance. So why ? Reason probably belongs only to you. Unless it belongs to the model, who perhaps did not want it to be recognized. All this belongs to the mystery of Roberto De Mitri.
14 Aug 2017 at 08:26am
Gérard Bret, Author photographer
Gérard Bret Superbe travail
14 Aug 2017 at 09:27am
Claude De Maisonneuve, Art viewer visitor
Claude De Maisonneuve Where may be words and expressions are to hard to say, to revealed, because of her hurting soul, a broken heart.. Great work Roberto !
14 Aug 2017 at 11:45am
Thierry Lair, Citizen of the World
Thierry Lair A beautiful faceless yet recognizable model that follows you Roberto.
14 Aug 2017 at 12:32pm
Jos Letschert, Professional painter
Jos Letschert Roberto, a beautiful icon of emptiness. In a way I think in line with the work of Giorgio de Chirico -maybe I feel that connection because of the form of the head, or the mask -, while I am looking at your photo. Scuola Metafisica, that influenced the Surrealist painters so much, or even the designs De Chirico made for the Ballets Russes of Diaghilev. Anyway, a masterpiece, also in the treatment of the light and the graphic design.
14 Aug 2017 at 12:44pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri James... :) ... thank you very much! :)
14 Aug 2017 at 12:56pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Massimiliano... :) ... sempre gentilissimo! grazie mille! :)
14 Aug 2017 at 12:58pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Carmelita... :) ... e forse, come fosse proprio un sogno, quando sono solo i nostri desideri e le nostre speranze a supplire alle lacune del reale. ciò che una volta avevamo e ora nella memoria lentamente sfuma e scompare...
14 Aug 2017 at 01:06pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Tony ... :) ... what is unknown can give us so many feelings. Even contrasting. it can attract, but can also frighten us. This is the charm of his mystery ... and thank you very much for the kind comment! :)
14 Aug 2017 at 01:08pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Lucas... :) ... thank you very much! :)
14 Aug 2017 at 01:09pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Claudio ... :) ... diciamo che la scelta principale di coprire il viso con una superficie riflettente, uno specchio, sta nel voler creare una sorta di momento estraniante. un volto "privo di volto" penso che sia qualcosa che anche simbolicamente trasmette un forte senso di alienazione e ci lascia anche piuttosto disorientati, privando noi di quella che è una certezza o quanto meno un qualcosa che noi diamo per dato di fatto.

per quanto riguarda questo gioco "dicotomico" di luce e ombra, questa partizione "partigiana" di luce e ombra... questo non saprei. magari questa partizione di spazi può essere una cosa voluta o meno. magari invece era qualcosa che funzionava semplicemente a livello grafico.
anche perché penso di essere talmente pieno di "metà" che non tanto uno specchio diviso in luce "volontà di essere buoni" e oscurità "parte malvagia" mi rappresenta bene, quanto proprio uno specchio andato in frantumi.
quello sarebbe il mio autoritratto ideale, devo dire... :)
14 Aug 2017 at 01:19pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Ms. Beate... :) ... Breathtaking and even a bit disturbing, I have to say... :) ... and thank you very much for the nice comment!
14 Aug 2017 at 01:20pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Henri... :) ... very strange portrait, indeed!

But then, I wonder what the correct definition would be, for a dictionary, of portrait void. Because at first sight it immediately appears as a paradox… The description of something that by definition has no description. What is this “Void”? It has no borders, no mass and no features for sure.

So, the more I read the definition of portrait you wrote, the more I realize that this is an ideal portrait of void. or better… portrait void.

A portrait void is a work of pictorial, graphic, photographic or, formerly, sculptural art whose purpose is to represent, in a similar manner, a condition of existential deprivation, a lack or detachment, a deep feeling of alienation.

and thank you very much for the nice and interesting comment... :)
14 Aug 2017 at 01:47pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Gérard ... :) ... and I'm glad you like! thank you very much! :)
14 Aug 2017 at 01:53pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Claude... :) ... thank you very much for the kind comment! ... :)
indeed, even your words can provide a valid alternative of definition of portrait void.
14 Aug 2017 at 01:56pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Thierry... :) ... yes, yes, ...:D ... but if she follows me, then it would be right to add that I follow her as she follows me. And I follow her again!
14 Aug 2017 at 02:03pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Jos... :) ... I must admit that Giorgio De Chirico and the Scuola Metafisica they enter, albeit unconsciously (or at least I do not know at what level of unconscious), in this image and in the abstract feelings it transmits.

Though unwittingly, but I must admit that I am always well aware of De Chirico's art and his ability to create moments of estrangement and alienation. Probably if purgatory existed, it would look like a painting by De Chirico… :D

So, I think that, maybe in the feelings and in the spirit, this picture is very close to the works of De Chirico. Because, in a subtle way, it appears here the same desire or idea to represent something that goes beyond the sensory perception. So that the mind is free to wander in a space of dream and of visions of the unconscious.

and thank you very much for the beautiful comment and for this comparison of ideas... :)
14 Aug 2017 at 02:37pm
Claudio Taras, Art viewer visitor
Claudio Taras ok...ho sbagliato lá mia interpretazione...comunque la storia dello specchio disintegrato ci sarebbe stata davvero bene...
14 Aug 2017 at 02:38pm
Alexandra Maria Fira, Amateur photographer
Alexandra Maria Fira Love this one,congrats.
14 Aug 2017 at 02:40pm
Patrick Vitali, Semi-professional photographer
Patrick Vitali MI ricorda un film intitolato : "la donna senza viso", con attore principale Pierre Brasseur.
14 Aug 2017 at 05:29pm
M W, Author photographer
M W Ah this is wonderful, Roberto! How many of us don't use a mask? Or how many sometimes want to remain faceless? Or how many are not aware of their carrying a mask! And here there is a very clear divided black and white (0-1 system) ;) I guess many people are afraid of harsh life in 0-1 system. Majority prefer milder grey tones where they can hide. That's why in a harsh life they prefer wear a mask(?)
14 Aug 2017 at 08:12pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri bon Claudio... non era un esame all'università, per cui almeno puoi star tranquillo che non ti devi rimettere sui libri per Settembre! :) ... e comunque, per definizione, una interpretazione non è mai sbagliata. tu hai dato la tua... io la mia... e quindi tutto ok! ;)
14 Aug 2017 at 10:44pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Ms. Alexandra Maria ... :) ... and I'm glad you like! thank you very much! :)
14 Aug 2017 at 10:44pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Patrick... :) ... in effetti, penso che in letteratura, comunque nelle varie arti, cinema... teatro... pittura, questo tema ricorra spesso... credo che esso abbia una forte valenza simbolica...
e grazie per il gradito e gentile commento! :)
14 Aug 2017 at 10:46pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Well Maria… :) … you know well, we all wear a mask and infinite masks at the same time. Actively, that is what we want others to see about us. Passively, that is, what others see in us anyway. As others consider us.
Even staying anonymous and without face is a mask, in my opinion.

What we have here is an empty space. A portrait of emptiness. Which is the antithesis of the mask. The ideal negation of the very concept of mask. You say there is a clear division, a clear black and white dichotomy. Perhaps, in this photo, this concept of black and white dichotomy is combined with the theme of void? Not a mask, not infinite masks, but the cancellation of each mask. a pure condition of alienation and estrangement. A cancellation of any identity. Of any will…

The cancellation of every black and every white and every infinite shade of gray.
A portrait void is a mirror that does not reflect any face.

So, what is a portrait void? Well, I don't know… perhaps here we enter in an existential paradox that is useless to answer... :)

And thanks always for these stimulating and clever comparisons of ideas ... :)
14 Aug 2017 at 11:04pm
John Hwang, Varied artist
John Hwang Brilliant! Wonderfully composed and done!
15 Aug 2017 at 12:07am
Claudio Taras, Art viewer visitor
Claudio Taras allora va bene...
15 Aug 2017 at 07:37am
Radek Kilinski, Art viewer visitor
Radek Kilinski :) So sometimes feel like on this picture ... with no expression (a blank).
15 Aug 2017 at 11:49am
Inès Jordan, Amateur photographer
Inès Jordan Very well done and opened the door to many philosophical questions ! Brilliant !
15 Aug 2017 at 12:56pm
Bertrand Guichoux, Amateur photographer
Bertrand Guichoux Wow, stunning and outstanding!
15 Aug 2017 at 03:37pm
Ma Chelsea Punzalan Sta Maria, Citizen of the World
Ma Chelsea Punzalan Sta Maria This!-is-truly-STUPENDOUS work! so eerie, deep and mysterious and I love it! superbly Done!
15 Aug 2017 at 06:17pm
Egon Kronschnabel, Amateur photographer
Egon Kronschnabel stunning artwork!
15 Aug 2017 at 06:32pm
Srikaton Mindarwanto, Citizen of the World
Srikaton Mindarwanto Absolutely breathless and do not want to know what was altered!
15 Aug 2017 at 07:01pm
Michaela Sibi, Citizen of the World
Michaela Sibi Splendid and impressive!
15 Aug 2017 at 10:40pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri always very kind, Mr. Hwang... :) ... thank you very much! :)
15 Aug 2017 at 11:16pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Inès... :) ... In my photos, always many questions. But never any answer, I'm afraid ... :) ... and thank you very much for the kind comment!
15 Aug 2017 at 11:17pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Claudio... ;)
15 Aug 2017 at 11:24pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Radek... :) ... I also feel myself empty at times. Like a void inside me ... Unfortunately, it is a common feeling ... and thank you very much for the kind comment... :)
15 Aug 2017 at 11:26pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Bertrand... :) ... Twice very kind! thank you very much! :)
15 Aug 2017 at 11:27pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri eerie, dark and mysterious as I like too... :) ... Ma Chelsea Punzalan Sta Maria, thank you for the lovely words and for the nice comment! :)
15 Aug 2017 at 11:28pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri and I'm glad you like, Egon... :) ... thank you very much! :)
15 Aug 2017 at 11:29pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Srikaton... :) ... We leave everything wrapped in the mystery, then ... :) ... and, as always, thank you very much for the kindness and for the nice comment!
15 Aug 2017 at 11:31pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri always very kind, Michaela... :) ... thank you very much! :)
15 Aug 2017 at 11:31pm
Gérard Verbecelte, Amateur photographer
Gérard Verbecelte Lovely work, Roberto !
16 Aug 2017 at 08:28pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Gérard ... :) ... thank you very much! :) ... very kind!
16 Aug 2017 at 11:10pm
Rob Nagelhout, Amateur photographer
Rob Nagelhout Intriguing mystery
17 Aug 2017 at 09:03am
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Rob... :) ... the mystery, for better or for worse, is always intriguing ... :) ... and, again, thank you very much!
17 Aug 2017 at 11:06pm
M W, Author photographer
M W Roberto ;) You say "What we have here is an empty space. A portrait of emptiness. Which is the antithesis of the mask. The ideal negation of the very concept of mask (...) The cancellation of every black and every white and every infinite shade of gray." So, we have nothing else then, but tabula rasa :) Rather impossible to "reset" the face, experiences, past, life... but sometimes would be very tempting option ;)
17 Aug 2017 at 11:28pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri well Maria... :) ... for sure, your consideration "Rather impossible to "reset" the face, experiences, past, life..." is fully shared. Unless we consider the extinction of all our experiences, our passions and our desires as the attainment of a Nirvana condition... :)
We do not live in an abstract world, but in a real world. Made of tangible things and continuous experiences. So I exclude this version... :D
My vision is to be considered an extreme. A theoretical point unattainable.
We are and wear masks in continuous evolving and transforming...

So, in this picture, we are far from the Nirvana bliss.
Rather, this void is a condition of the soul. Something that many of us carry inside. Many of us know. But that we are unable to communicate.

And thanks again for your contribution ... :)
18 Aug 2017 at 12:15am
Joseph Aieta, Author photographer
Joseph Aieta Stunning work !
18 Aug 2017 at 03:51pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Joseph... :) ... always very kind! thank you very much! :)
18 Aug 2017 at 10:41pm
Branislav Fabijanic, Author photographer
Branislav Fabijanic Splendid work!
22 Aug 2017 at 02:20pm
Dana Winkelman, Amateur photographer
Dana Winkelman Roberto. It is as if she is conjuring the mask from thin air. I love the surrealistic and dreamlike quality. Cool. All the best. Dana...
22 Aug 2017 at 04:09pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Branislav... :) ... and I'm glad you like! thank you very much! :)
22 Aug 2017 at 10:49pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Dana... :) ... I don't know what she is conjuring... or what is this mask... But I think that the surrealist charm of this image is in its indefinable mystery...
and thank you very much for the kind comment and all the best to you, Dana! :)
22 Aug 2017 at 10:53pm
Cecy Jup, Art viewer visitor
Cecy Jup great work!
23 Aug 2017 at 08:52pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri always very kind, Ms. Cecy... :) ... again, thank you very much! :)
23 Aug 2017 at 11:30pm
Jørgen Feldstedt, Citizen of the World
Jørgen Feldstedt Mysterious mood in this great image - blank smooth mask, what do you hide behind it? Excellent work Roberto!
27 Aug 2017 at 10:20pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Jørgen ... :) ... What hides the mask... well, I imagine that this is destined to remain a mystery forever... :) ... and thank you very much for the kind comment!
27 Aug 2017 at 11:05pm
Katerina Apostolakou, Art viewer visitor
Katerina Apostolakou My compliments Roberto! Splendid idea!
31 Aug 2017 at 09:08am
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri and I'm glad you like, Katerina... :) ... thank you very much! :)
31 Aug 2017 at 10:38pm
Ngoc Hong Hong, Art viewer visitor
Ngoc Hong Hong Beautiful and intriguing! Definitely my favourite
1 Sep 2017 at 01:49am
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Definitely too kind, Ngoc Hong Hong ... :) ... thank you very much! :)
2 Sep 2017 at 11:40pm
Yannick Clement, Author photographer
Yannick Clement superbe
3 Sep 2017 at 11:14am
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri very kind, Yannick... :) ... thank you very much! :)
3 Sep 2017 at 11:28pm
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