The bound man

pencil on paper

12x9 cm


  • Yaroslav Gerzhedovich PRO 6y



    Thanks for the comment and praise.
  • kevin m. williams 6y

    love this...brilliant
  • mary holman 6y

    A lot of mystery...
  • Yaroslav Gerzhedovich PRO 6y

    Moon rivers


    Thank you for the compliments.
  • yosaif jasim 6y

  • Yaroslav Gerzhedovich PRO 6y

    Thank you for the comment, Arts_and_graphic.
  • André Côrtes 6y

    i love it!!!!
  • Yaroslav Gerzhedovich PRO 6y

    Thanks for the comment and faves, Salyaqua.
  • just_ginge2007 6y

    The bound man cannot express himself or create, or share those creations with others. This is a very emotional image.
  • Yaroslav Gerzhedovich PRO 6y

    I wanted that he looked not as a slave and as a defeated rebel leader, perhaps a kind of supernatural creature.
  • Yaroslav Gerzhedovich PRO 6y

    I try to follow on the medieval principle of similarity. An essence in that that all elements of a picture even opposite on a sense, character, etc. have similar forms and shapes. (as in a medieval book's miniature the personifications of good and evil are woven into an one ornament) For example, in this drawing the rope means a bondage and the flying hair means a freedom. But to keep a harmony directly in a composition of drawing and the same time to create a certain duality or the contradiction in the semantic maintenance, both the hair and rope are drawn in similar style as though they occur from one substance. (sorry for my bad English)
  • just_ginge2007 6y

    Your English is very good and that was described perfectly. People could discuss these concepts at length. He looks at peace, as if his worldly existence binds him but his mind and spirit are free -perfectly demonstrated by the wind in his hair, and the rope made of the same material, as you said (?)
  • Yaroslav Gerzhedovich PRO 6y

    Thanks for one more remarkable and thoughtful comment.

    For example it's possible to present St. George and the dragon, well-known image in medieval pictures. (Book of Hours, Icons etc.) All know that St. George are the knight of light in the shining armor and a symbol of Good and defeated dragon a darkness and evil embodiment. But on the picture they are indissolubly connected in a beautiful ornamental form. Thus, they approach each other and this duality seems to me strange and problematic. Leonardo da Vinci's monsters and angels looks are equally beautiful. Sometimes I think that his art is beyond good and evil.
  • Liz 6y

    Wonderful - what a fabulous talent.
  • just_ginge2007 6y

    "Beyond good and evil"... now THAT is profound. When hot and cold air meet, storms form, air spins, thunder rumbles. Duality is the substance of life. There cannot be good without evil, light without darkness, and each is destined to meet the other. Your art is beyond good and evil as well. It is the substance of your life and all of the things that make you who you are.
  • Yaroslav Gerzhedovich PRO 6y

    Thank you very much for the praise, Eliza Beth. I saw your wonderful photostream yesterday. You are very talented photographer.

    Thank you for your answer, Jan. You have written wonderful and poetic words.
  • Stacey 5y

    I agree. This is brilliant!!
  • Dimitris Giovis 5y

    Freedom is a deeper Season transPiercing our skin and bones.
    At the very begining of this bond....
    CordON ombilical...
  • Yaroslav Gerzhedovich PRO 5y

    Thank you, staceysketches.

    Thanks again for the poetic comments, giovdim. Your words about freedom led me to some thoughts and I just remembered something. The great film director Tarkovsky in social unfreedom in the USSR (early 60s - late70s) was able to create an absolutely extraordinary films, masterpiece of cinema. At the same time, now in Russia against the background of the total external freedom for 20 years progressing a decline of cinema. (the decline in all directions - directing, acting, camera work, screenplays, etc.) It's very sad - perhaps the internal and external freedom are two very different things.
  • Dimitris Giovis 5y

    I love the work of Tarkovsky, (the scenes, the dialogues, the silences, the aesthetic...) a great vision... At 2004 i saw the film "The Return" of another russian director and i loved it also...
    Freedom and artistic creation, there is no end at this conversation.
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