Paintings inspired by Love
Love is the Answer Oil on Canvas , 12"x9" 12/2020
The Alchemy of Love Oil on Canvas 32"x24" 3/2021
The Oxytocin Harp 3D Holographic Lenticular 18" x 24" 6/2021
This series of paintings is based on love.and the feelings it elicits. The electro chemical reactions to love in the brain, and the desire it causes.
We are here to evolve, learn, accomplish, inspire, and create. There are combinations of these elements that give us drive and will. No matter where we come from, what our status is, intellectual prowess, or position in life, I feel there is one more thing beyond the elements that makes most of us the same. Love. Beyond all the distractions and glamour, pain, and suffering, I feel we all want to love and be loved. I'll close this book with the wish that you have love in your life and heart and that it attracts the love you deserve.
"Love is the Answer" is the first of the series and depicts the love of a couple as they affectionately lean towards echother.They are formed simply by the archway the defines day from night. A golden film that seperates the dark from the light. Their love is universal and exists in the complexity that is the world around us. Each thermal whisp in the space time of the scene is executed to visulaize the wondrous complexity of even the most simple landscape. Know that the same complex fluidity flows within and throughout the space between your molecules, with each complex pocket formed dby the movement of temperature and corpuscular movement. The world around us is a wondrous place, but just behind the verneer of our senses, lies a world beyond the dreams of most.
Love is the Answer Oil on Canvas 12"x9" Louis Markoya - 2020
Love is the Answer is based on the tiny painting to the left, which has been brought to visualization utilizing the very latest in Neural software and deep dreams.
That painting which I did long ago was based on a combination of two Dali works shown below, Couple with Heads full of Clouds and Architectural Reminiscence of Millets Angelus.
THe Alchemy of Love Oil on Canvas, 32"x24" 3/2021
Divinity Born Within the Confines of a Renaissance Cupola (Bernini's Muse)
Bernini's Baldacchio, St Peter's Rome Dali's Birth of a Divinity
The effect of spending time in Rome, among the works of Masters
After my first visit to Rome, it is not hard to understand why Dali committed to classicism after visiting the Pope, and subsequently, the cathedrals and churches of Rome. It is an experiance all aspiring artists should have, as it is likely to make you do one of two things
1. Burn your supplies knowing you can not come close to the known masters of art....or
2. Try all the harder to make an attempt to approach the brilliance of these masters, inspired by the monumental beauty they have produced.
Standing in front of Bernini's masterpieces in the Borghese, or at the foot of the baldacchino in St. Peters, one disappears, becomes part of the ether, looking at how this man made feathers and flesh from marble, and the incredibly powerful monument to St. Peter that is the baldacchino tooled from bronze, guilted in gold, with its logarithmic spiral colums, perhaps Bernini was the one who foretold of DNA. While I'll have more to say about this shortly, the only modern artist who either compares to or in some cases surpasses these masters, and all the classical masters Dali so revered, is of course Dali himself. Standing in front of Tuna Fishing, Discovery of America, Assumpta corpusculararia lapislazulina or so many others you are transported, perhaps you'll break down and cry, as you are met with a fundamental overwhelming emotive force, where you can disappear completely
My piece for the first time blends elements of Dali with Bernini, (with just a slight acknowledgement to Ernst Haeckel with the crown urchin, as Dali acknowledged him in Assumpta)
Bernini's muse is evident in much of his work, not so much as can be recognized, but in a metaphysical manner, unlike Dali's many incarnations of Gala.
The great architecture of the Renaissance, including the many amazing churches and cathedrals of Rome, house a spirit of beauty, for which most can only experience as an ultimate woman(or man) or through orgasm. But there are places in the mind and human experience which are much more deep, intense and mind boggling. Rome, Raphael, Leonardo, Bernini and yes Dali, can transport you there.