I know many of you have been waiting a long time for new artists and new articles but as you know, last year has been a really tough one for me. This is why I’ve decided to start up 2018 fresh and with new strength.
The 1st artist of this year is a very special person and as you will be able to see, one of the many highly talented individuals that are not promoted enough and not only but strangely ignored.
Up until I first saw Lucretia Elizabeth’s artworks I thought that the only master of human flesh and skin tones is the one and only William-Adolphe Bouguereau but I was bitterly wrong. Looking at her amazing paintings, done mostly in acrylics, my eyes were engulfed by jewel like shades that human skin can have- or shall I say-she revealed this deep mystery to me and I was mesmerized. Who would’ve known that someone can live a life of shadows without even realizing it?
Lucretia Elizabeth’s art is not meant to be understood by everyone, is not for the faint of heart. There is nothing candid or whimsical about those paintings and yet after a couple of moments you notice that everything about it is luxurious, exquisite and deep. It is that kind of deepness that makes you question your own existence as a human and most of all as a woman…I’ve never seen anyone capturing the Sacred Feminine better than Lucretia (apart from Tiepolo maybe).
Some would define Lucretia’s art as highly erotic but what they do not see is the fact that she is actually striving to capture a certain almost inexpressible beauty of the act of love in itself and also, I think, that nudity in her case is cathartic in nature.
The idea behind her paintings is to transcend its literally provocative subject by adding a 3rd dimension. All these varieties of erotica carry deep within hints of the Divine, she seeks to portray a vision of both human pulchritude and the potential ecstasy that humans can share. She pursues eroticism, as she pursues beauty-final goal being to transmit what she apprehends as almost ethereal in its beguiling sensuality.