Collection: "Silhouettes" 2021 Autobiographical Opera by Marianne Nems

De la pointe de mes pinceaux a la pointe de tes chaussures

SILHOUETTES

An autobiographical Opera in six acts! 

Silhouettes 2021-2022:  (work-in-progress)

Autobiographical Opera in six acts! 

Intro:

Absorbed Made Easy with Majida Al Roumi, “just like ‘that’!” A photograph of my imagination.

Music is the greatest leader in my act of creating and fabricating art. The link to freedom, the innocence felt in the magical and serene time of childhood. In synchronization with the power of inspiration, the artist executes surrendering to the angelic voice of Majida Al Roumi. Just like that! We are in Lebanon, 1979, I am 10 yo, dressed in white, it is my first communion. I hear the choir, I am lifted, transported, filled with enchantment. I am standing inside this large echoing architecture, reading the bible in front of the regular Sunday crowd. I am flesh evaporating, I ‘AM’ a two-way stream, stimulating my first connection. I AM now face to face to the ceiling frescos, guided with the colorful light through the windows, I slowly wander around the sculptures and the warmth filling my heart reminding me of “me”, I slowly go back to my shoes, then my socks up to the ruffled edge of my white dress and I am back to ‘ME’ with a smile.  

I recognized then the power of imagination and did not question it much. I was convinced ‘this’ connection is the essentialness of my life. The true meaning of my existence, an unforgettable promise to a child made 42 years ago.

The relationship between the artwork and the artist: An artist has many moods and colors to describe their emotions in his palette, it is a different science. 

I See Colors when I hear notes. The artist is not a social human, the artist is a mind on their own a creator to the image of the great creator: Unique 

I see notes in colors: I view my act of making art as a unique performance in time. As a writer/painter my performance is unique as is my painted opera.  My paintings are unique as each carries a special and original act in continuity over six paintings

So it is a one-time theatrical play.

The mise en place - Feasibility of Silhouettes

Time has come to the true ‘me’, the voice of authenticity, the voice of ‘AM’.

With the confinement and the pandemic of Covid-19, in a bubble of creation connecting with the universe. My painting space is tiny, the contained daily routine adds stress, but nevertheless, I have the best natural light, my studio is located on my bedroom balcony! I have no setbacks and I can’t paint more than one canvas at a time. So my husband and I would use this to the advantage of the project, that this will add a close-up vision and perhaps some special effect to the artwork and as a plus to our story as artists, as an experience on its own, as part of the opera narrative. Since I believe in myself as a controversial artist, why not build the biggest easel possible within the available space then staple the largest canvas possible on top. This is how I started painting on large horizontal canvas rolls. They would wrap around my easel. “Silhouettes” is born. 

The compositions:

My easel is reversible. I can paint on both sides, also I can slide it sideways and around 360 degrees: it is my magical easel built with love by my dear husband.

"SILHOUETTES N1: BALLERINAS ON A WEDDING DAY"

"De la pointe de mon pinceau a la pointe de tes chaussures"

Shows eight ballerinas dancing in celebration around the pregnant bride and the strong groom. Every ballerina featured in my painting will have 12 individual and different NFT's telling their wonders.

In my SILHOUETTES project in painting N1, I have painted ballerinas, their body torsions and facial expressions fascinate me. How they mask their pain with elegance, how they mold their grand persona around will and determination amaze me, just to please and impress with Gracefulness and grandness, always lifting higher no matter what it takes and how much it hurts! That is the purpose and the message of my painting. They are unique, each ballerina has a strong message to deliver. Ballerinas to me represent LIFE ITSELF, they are a combination of passion and strength. It fascinates me! It inspires me!

46 products
  • 3D ChromaDepth Glasses to view Artwork & NFT's
    3D ChromaDepth Glasses to view Artwork & NFT's
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    Marianne Nems Design Studio
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    $15.00
  • NFT - ATHENA'S DANCE N1
    NFT - ATHENA'S DANCE N1
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    Marianne Nems Studio
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    $750.00
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    $750.00
  • SILHOUETTES #1 Athena’s Dance- Mixed Media & Limited Edition
    SILHOUETTES #1 Athena’s Dance- Mixed Media & Limited Edition
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    Marianne Nems Studio
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    $2,800.00
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    $2,800.00
  • Project Silhouettes N1, "BALLERINAS ON A WEDDING DAY " 2021 - Oil Painting
    Project Silhouettes N1,
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    Marianne Nems Studio
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    $100,000.00
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  • SILHOUETTES N1- The Entrance - Oil Painting
    SILHOUETTES N1- The Entrance - Oil Painting
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    Marianne Nems Studio
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    $10,000.00
  • SILHOUETTES N1- Athena's Dance - Oil Painting
    SILHOUETTES N1- Athena's Dance - Oil Painting
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    Marianne Nems Studio
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    $10,000.00
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  • SILHOUETTES N1- Josephine's Jazzy Dance - Oil Painting
    SILHOUETTES N1- Josephine's Jazzy Dance - Oil Painting
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    Marianne Nems Studio
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    $10,000.00
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  • SILHOUETTES N1- Kioto's Still Dance - Oil Painting
    SILHOUETTES N1- Kioto's Still Dance - Oil Painting
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    Marianne Nems Studio
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  • SILHOUETTES N1- Rebeccah & Ritah Dancing - Oil Painting
    SILHOUETTES N1- Rebeccah & Ritah Dancing - Oil Painting
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    Marianne Nems Studio
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    $10,000.00
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    $10,000.00
  • SILHOUETTES N1- The Wedding - Oil Painting
    SILHOUETTES N1- The Wedding - Oil Painting
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    Marianne Nems Studio
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    $10,000.00
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    $10,000.00
  • SILHOUETTES N1, "Athena & Ritah" 2021 - Oil On Canvas
    SILHOUETTES N1,
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    Marianne Nems Studio
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    $10,000.00
  • SILHOUETTES N1, "Ritah & Rebeccah" 2021 - Oil On Canvas
    SILHOUETTES N1,
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    Marianne Nems Studio
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  • SILHOUETTES N2, Angelina #1- Oil Painting
    SILHOUETTES N2, Angelina #1- Oil Painting
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    Marianne Nems Studio
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    $38,000.00
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    $38,000.00
  • SILHOUETTES N2, "Angela #1" 2021 - Oil Painting
    SILHOUETTES N2,
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    Marianne Nems Studio
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    $38,000.00
  • Angels of Love 2021 - Mixed Media on Aluminum
    Angels of Love 2021 - Mixed Media on Aluminum
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    Marianne Nems Studio
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    $25,000.00
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    $25,000.00
  • SILHOUETTES N2, "Angela #2" 2021 - Oil Painting
    SILHOUETTES N2,
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    Marianne Nems Studio
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