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Aug 10 2012

An interesting Succubus painting…

Another week, another look at Etsy.com, and this time I came across an interesting painting of a Succubus I think…

Succubus by Megan Sax

Succubus by Megan Sax

This work is called Succubus and is by Megan Sax. You can find the page on Etsy.com I found this work on here and as well the artist’s page here as well there…

I thought that the way the artist described this work to be very interesting. I can see how the image fits with her description, but some parts of it puzzle me slightly…

…her body is normal, but her face and wings stretching out behind her reveal her for her “demonic” nature. A reflection on the sexual being in us all and the views of society of (sexual) women. Her face is a different color than her body as an indication of the false front that is sometimes shown to society and the disconnect between reality/expectation, ugly/beauty. Her body isn’t complete as we are forever evolving. I created this piece after reading about succubus and the mythology behind them. They originated b/c society at the time couldn’t accept a “forward female”. A beautiful reflection of women. The background is done in a watercolor style with acrylics creating some interesting strokes and drips.

I like the watercolour style of this art, I don’t find many pieces of Succubus art that have that in them. I can understand why the artist would use the idea of society and how they are trying to show the differences between inner and outer selves here. I’m not quite so enamoured however by the description of a “false front” however… I can sort of see that as being part of what she is describing, but, personally I don’t think that a woman that is sure of herself and has a forward personality would show a false front to the world…

But that is, of course, just my opinion…

Nonetheless an interesting work of art that has a good deal of thoughtfulness in it that does make you ponder…

 

Tera

2 comments

  1. avatar
    James

    Well, I think the whole “false front” issue may say more about the artist’s view of the world than it says about succubi.

  2. avatar
    TeraS

    True… Something to ponder I think…

    Tera

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