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"Et In Arcadia Ego" - by Carson Collins
Category: Paintings Collection: The Ocean Series
Style: Remodernist Medium: Acrylic On Canvas
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The late afternoons in Arcadia are never ending, where time comes to a standstill. The waves move but the pattern has no end, and the mind seizes on nothingness and holds it. The colors evoke a sense of all-enveloping warmth that reinforces the idea of finding the magic moment within. The time will come to step away from the picture, but it becomes embedded in the mind's eye. With a moment of stillness it will return, and the peace will return. The sadness is knowing that Arcadia is a place to visit, and that happiness by it's nature requires a contrast to give it value.
That's why we can't stay there.

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Feb 17 2008 - 1:39 PM EST   By: Tariq Rafiq
Nice. Reminds of of beaches in Hawaii. Wish I was there now
Feb 18 2008 - 8:57 AM EST   By: Joyce Hobby
This is extremelty beautiful and serene. It's makes me feel warm and relaxed like I am at the beach with my toes in the warm sand, listening to the sweet sound of the ocean. I can hear the ocean when I look at this painting.
Feb 20 2008 - 4:52 PM EST   By: Joseph Draye
Once again, you have captured the magnificence of the sea. I only hope to aspire to be as great a painter as you someday.........someday.
Apr 11 2008 - 6:30 PM EDT   By: Aaron Ulrich
What a very beautiful painting. You use of color creates a feeling of meditation and deep relaxation.
Sep 6 2008 - 10:09 PM EDT   By: Johnnie Belinda Ramey
very peaceful
Jan 18 2009 - 1:53 PM EST   By: Katie Heath
the repetition is soothing
Jan 25 2009 - 2:03 AM EST   By: Kai-chung Chang
I like this beautiful and calm feeling
Mar 26 2009 - 11:31 AM EDT   By: Nalini Bhat
very nice. I like the remodernist style.
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