Thursday, October 23, 2008

Vampire's Kiss

I did this painting nearly thirty years ago. It has always been one of my most popular works , but recently, for some reason we have been receiving more orders for prints of this one than usual. In addition we have also received a number of questions about the meaning of the painting. So, to answer those that have wondered, my thought is that the painting represents that in love there is here and there a little drop of pain. Just enough to remind us that we are human beings. So there you have it.



Jen said...

I would really be interested in the interpretations your many fans have of this classic piece, since any painting is rarely viewed the same way by any two people. For those who have "The Vampire's kiss" hanging in their homes: what drew you to it? Is there symbolism there that has a specific meaning to you, or was it something more general; the sensual composition, the skill of the technique, the enduring appeal of the vampire mythology ( immortality with a heavy price-which often translates into tragic love, and tragic love is often seen as the most romantic form of love). Is it the undeniable eroticism, or do you just look at it and say "there you are; like I've always said; women always go for the bad boy"! ;-) We KNOW that the evangelicals would certainly have a whole slew of opinions on this, but I'd love to hear from those who actually own it what it means to them.

Anonymous said...

This has long been a favourite painting of mine, along with many of the others in the Mirage series (particularly Anticorn, Wedding Gown, Mermaid and Triton, Flying Dragons, Incubus, Soap and Touches - that's an awful lot of favourites but each of the pieces was just so strong)! Such a beautifully subtle painting technique - the colour, lighting and composition are all superb! Mirage is still among my favourite books even after all these years! Fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Boris and Julie?????!!!!!!

Im dreamming!!!!!


I loved your art!!!!!!!

: )

Keith said...

Boris and Julie,

Your artwork and gifts are stunning and amazing. My daughter who is attending Columbia College in Chicago, and myself, have enjoyed your work for years. We would love to get your insight on tapping into your artistic "muse" during difficult times when imagination seems to escape you. Me and my daughter, (Robin), run into that from time to time in our own artistic work. I have to admit, whenever I get a roadblock in that area, your work and incredible creativity has always inspired me during those dry spells. Take care, and thanks again for the wonderful gifts to the art world and inspiration to aspiring artists, wanna-a-be's, like us!

Keith and Robin

Rayford said...

Wow! This is a blast from the past Boris. I remember being particularly attracted to this one as well. I'm pretty sure I swiped it's composition a few times over the years in my own little scratchings:) It's stuck in my subconscious and I never really realized it until now. How wonderful:) Thanks for talking about it. I'm sure I'm not alone in saying I'd love to hear your thoughts on other pieces you've done. Cheers!

J.E. de Ancerg said...

Hi Boris...
Please see may work

This is my Project... ( I don't speak very well, But. write for me OK!)
speak for your friends of my project OK

And itself someone will want to do a painting or an exposition in his country, help me. ..speak with galleries of art...
Under the Observer's eyes( Sob o Olhar do Observador!)

Logic and mechanism

The project intends the people's bearers of special needs inclusion in the net of regular teaching. For the task I created a history of adventures that has as protagonists people bearers of special needs, transforming the deficiencies in qualities and the characters in heroes, the goal is a book , a CD-R and DVD as teaching tools, of help the inclusion in the regular schools. All of the characters exist in the real life, and as in a Cast of a film , in that we know who interpreted who; we discovered each character in small documentaries of their lifes. Now is to give that reference for children's , not bearer of special needs , for them, to accept their new friend in the school.

The Story
In the Story a curse , make to sleep the adults . a Kingdom that it segregated " different's people " in 7 other small Kingdoms for 300 years; arrested by bewitched forests, transformed in endless mazes.
Just , a special child , find the other's , to end with the segregation in Kingdom and to save the asleep adults, finding a magic stone; Then each character will act with yours special talent.
The eighth child is the Prince of 8 years old, Arthur, that doesn't hear and she doesn't speak.
He has the talent of reading thoughts and photographic memory of spaces , in other words, he reminds at every space the where it goes (inspired in Arthur Filipe - Bearer of the Down Syndrome , son of Ancerg, that has that particularity of remembering the spaces in the real life). he Has a Guardian, The older brother , the Prince Miguel (not bearer of special needs) He developed a language of signs with the hands for to speak with your brother, they also communicate mentally some times. Because the signs help the other people, without the talent of reading the mind, for communicating with Arthur.
And Miguel, certain, teaches their signs to all in your Kingdom .
Arthur is the only capable to find the other 7 special children. Among the allies, has a blind personage , that operates one machine and sage a city, another that remembers all of the books and all images the one that sees mainly symbols (inspired in an Autistic boy).
In the Story just the blind and other personage with physical deficiency is defined.
But not defined, for nor one of them during the story , how is your special condition; is only obviate in the end , with the documentaries. What will do with that the reader or spectator just see the person of the personage .

the Summary and technician and accomplishment stages

Story - cultured Book transported for CD (for pc) and DVD
Illustration - Images done by J.E. de Ancerg: Oil paintings, photo, graphic computation, sculptures - that will be photographed and transported as illustration.
Documentary - Filmed in digital media and transported for the necessary formats. Documenting , all model's in the creation's stages.
Exhibition with the works: painting's , sculpture , media
in several Countries.
For this part, on those years they were made contacts in several Countries.
A net with willing people to publish and to represent the collection of media of Project -
" Under the Observer's eyes " for schools and other continuations in their Countries.
And with the passage of the exhibition to do a local production, as it is the case of Sink Beatrix Louise Vangberg, polyglot, fluent in eight languages.
Distribution of the books as educational media for schools and Universities, through acquisition of the Collection for creation of cultural Space where it will shelter the collection of the project, paintings, videos , sculptures, and every referring material, through company support or companies, the space will be open to visitation continues of schools , events , studies , and include workshops.

Cordilheira do Infinito ® ( Infinite's Cordillera )
it is the Plastic Artist's mark, painter, sculptor, graphic designer, writer, singer, composer, photographer _J.E. de Ancerg®_
Whose works, are in more than 22 Countries.
With agents in Denmark, Germany, France and U.S.A.
In his Portfolio Besides the Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti and of singer Julio Iglesias,
actress Maitê Proênça , Hebe Camargo , among other national and international artists.
_J.E. de Ancerg®_, born more precisely in the noble neighborhood of_Casa Forte_ in Pernambuco Brasil.
has your beginning in the plastic arts in the precocious age of 12 year-old .
In yours 18 years it is chosen for the New Artists, in Pernambuco.
Time that adopts the pseudonym of _J.E. de Ancerg®_, it creates and it registers the mark _Cordilheira do Infinito ® ( Infinite's Cordillera ) , that it starts to represent in their works.
He was already owner of his own studio in the street Sant'Ana in Casa Forte.
In this time it accomplished a portrait of the famous designer of jewels from Pernambuco Isaias Leal, He introducing Ancerg to the high society from Pernambuco.
And Painting one Oil Portrait of the daughter of the mayor Jarbas Vasconcelos, the president's of the Newspaper granddaughter of the I Trade in Pernambuco, the deputy José Chaves , owner of bus company and a famous net of hotels, to which he acquired an entitled painting " Joana " , portrays a woman in an armor in tones of gold and silver. With the search in his studio, every year, it accomplished an individual exhibition , among them. Is , Your magnificent Arab horse series.

He portrays actress Maitê Proênça then in the middle of 1994, in visit to Recife. Ever since, they were followed an infinity of works , between paintings and acquired sculptures in Brazil, in Europe and in a series of Countries.
And it should emphasize Oil Portrait of the Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti in January of 1995 . And an a little Oil painting ,acquired for singer Julio Iglesias in 1998 (portrays the face of a newly born one in detail, aided by his Mother's hands, this is the first work that has as model , Arthur Filipe, Ancerg's Son , and bearer of Down Syndrome )
THE sale of Ancerg's work is made in Europe by agents: in Denmark,
Mrs. Pia Beatrix Louise Vangberg and her sister Tinne Vangberg, France;
Mrs. Patrícia Darmond (this that makes possible the sale of rights of images of Ancerg's Illustration ), in Germany, Mrs. Fátima Lens.
Each work receives a certificate of authenticity and an acquisition voucher authenticated at registry office.
In 1995, the Ancerg's art , takes new direction , your second son's Arthur Filipe . In Birth , Bearer of the Down Syndrome . He solves then, to struggle for the bearer of special's need , in social inclusion. Creating a history of adventures whose protagonists were children , bearer of special needs.
Under the Observer's eyes ®, he accomplished workshops of inclusive art with the educators of the net of regular teaching.
Matter of the Newspaper THE Diary of São Paulo, entitled " Painter creates story , about , exceptional children's " and interviewed soon later in the better program of the afternoon with Sra.Astrid Fontinelle in television channel "Bandeirantes"
Ancerg, Just , related expositions with the theme of the project, being Mr. Ancerg to supply financially the Project , after 9 years and 8 months had to have a pause.
so that it could accomplish other Painting's of his art and to generate income.
In the old , web page, www.soboolhardoobservador, , finds her without updatings, however, active.
With the address change that will have a better designer, nevertheless it can be accessed and it is worth to check the visitors' opinion and of the educators that went by Ancerg's workshops.

J.E. de Ancerg said...

Hi ...Boris , My name is Ancerg
Please see my work

kriti_dee said...

Boris, your justification for this piece is exactly what I was feeling when I first saw it when I was 14 years old. My Dad lent me the Mirage book (Tiger Printed) and I automatically fell in love with your work, not because I could appreciate the handiwork, not because I fully understood the Human Condition or sexuality, but because of the way it 'spoke' to me, and it too felt as though it was telling me that life is a beautiful, wonderful thing but occasionally there is a little bloodshed and tears.
Now that I have done some of my own art study I can appreciate the work involved, from your first ideas through to excecuting major works.

You inspired me and continue to do so, I am currently teaching myself how to paint and am pushing my concepts more and more.

Thankyou for being part of my life!

Anonymous said...

I always felt that the Australian National Rugby League Trophy looked so much like this painting of yours.

Anonymous said...

I actually once wrote a piece that describes this as a magical "Stockholm Syndrome" - that is, the captive has a growing affinity for a captor, to the point where it becomes an affection. I'm not sure Boris would want this directly in his blog, so I'll send it to those who are interested.