Tuesday, 4 November 2008

ALLUSION V



acrylic on canvas
12" x 24" x 3 pcs

Nov 2010 - May 2011 displayed at Zakuro 2 Japanese Restaurant,
Ground Floor, Lot 6, No.174-176 Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.

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An allusion is a literary device that stimulates ideas, associations, and extra information in the reader's mind with only a word or two. Allusion means 'reference'. It relies on the reader being able to understand the allusion and being familiar with all of the meaning hidden behind the words.

Allusions in writing help the reader to visualize what's happening by evoking a mental picture. But the reader must be aware of the allusion and must be familiar with what it alludes to.

In general, the use of allusions by an author shows an expectation that the reader is familiar with the references made, otherwise the effect is lost. A piece of writing with many allusions (some of which may be very obscure) will be very rich with evoked images, but will do nothing for a reader who is not well-read.

6 comments:

gritz said...

beyond words...
mix-match feeling ...
anger and hunger ....
trapped ....
vortex ...
but always with a soft touch..

it remind me of a song entiltle
"Can't Fight Tis Feeling Anymore"

Porcelain Doll said...

Gritz, i had massive anger while on this piece, a mixture feelings of all my frustation on every angle of my life.

but i got over it... almost!

Gritz said...

hi little shower from heaven ......

"Can't Fight Tis Feeling Anymore"

I cant fight this feeling any longer
And yet Im still afraid to let it flow
What started out as friendship, has grown stronger
I only wish I had the strength to let it show

I tell myself that I cant hold out forever
I said there is no reason for my fear
Cause I feel so secure when were together
You give my life direction
You make everything so clear

And even as I wander
Im keeping you in sight
Youre a candle in the window
On a cold, dark winters night
And Im getting closer than I ever thought I might

And I cant fight this feeling anymore
Ive forgotten what I started fighting for
Its time to bring this ship into the shore
And throw away the oars, forever

Cause I cant fight this feeling anymore
Ive forgotten what I started fighting for
And if I have to crawl upon the floor
Come crashing through your door
Baby, I cant fight this feeling anymore

My life has been such a whirlwind since I saw you
Ive been running round in circles in my mind
And it always seems that Im following you, girl
Cause you take me to the places that alone Id never find

And even as I wander Im keeping you in sight
Youre a candle in the window on a cold, dark winters night
And Im getting closer than I ever thought I might

Porcelain Doll said...

Thank you Gritz...
I love those lyric.
Meaningful and very deep i must say...

gritz said...

most welcome my dear ...

Fai Zakaria said...

=)