Have you seen Wonder Woman yet? Don’t worry, there won’t be any spoilers here. If you haven’t had a chance to see it, I highly recommend it. It’s an incredible movie. Wonder Woman, also known as Diana – Princess of the Amazons, is a strong and influential character. The movie inspired me to check out some pieces on Zatista.com that portray themes of strength, beauty, and confidence.
This piece showcases strength in a way that may not be immediately obvious. The artist, Christine Cousineau, describes the gaze of the young woman as being “directed to the viewer … on first glance she appears open. On consideration it seems clear that there is more going on. She is protecting her dreams and her secrets.” Why must she protect her dreams and secrets? Someone hiding their dreams from the world could be doing such a thing to protect others that they care about in their life. To me, this shows strength. It takes a strong person to put others’ lives before their own. It must be a difficult thing to have to endure, but if it is for the sake of someone they care about, I understand why they would choose to do it. They could also be doing this because they want to escape judgment and ridicule that they may have experienced in their past. I believe that someone who has experienced the pain of bullying or judgment is stronger in the end.
There is something beautiful in mystery, don’t you think? This oil painting by Katia Bellini is as mysterious as it is captivating. The fact that the subject is not facing the viewer creates mystery. Her white dress flows beautifully around her and is contrasted with her dark, masculine boots. The subtle breeze that seems to catch her hair creates a feeling of effortless beauty. Her dress is covering the seat that she is sitting on so it almost appears as if she is floating, giving her an angelic quality.
I think this piece exudes an aura of confidence and even playfulness – the colors and subtle patterns make it light-hearted and fun. The bold stance of the author and her fixed gaze demonstrate confidence and determination. “The Writer” is determined to finish whatever she is working on. She looks confident in her abilities even though she may have stopped to think about what it is that she wants to write. The familiar way she holds her quill and grasps the napkin by her side shows that she has been in this position before. She appears to be deep in thought but is confident that her muse will come to her any moment now, while we are left with suspense and wonder.
I thought it would be fun to add a bonus piece that was more connected with the appearance of Wonder Woman than with the themes I got from the film. In this abstract red, white, and blue piece, the colors reminded me of Wonder Woman’s classic costume. So, if you haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet this summer, I hope this encourages you to go and see it! It’s a great movie for kids and adults alike. I also hope that you discover an artwork here on Zatista.com that you are able to connect with on a deep and personal level. I encourage you to browse around until you find that piece that speaks to you!