Ophelia 3D

Ophelia 3D


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Original Bas-Relief on Canvas.

Artist: Anna Marija Bulka
Tittle: Ophelia
Medium: Used Professional artist grade acrylics, modelling past, plaster cast, heavy textured…
Colour: Blue, Turquoise, Brown, Copper and Gold
Size: 125 x 100 cm

Signed on front. Certificate of authenticity include.

“Ophelia is an important character in the play Hamlet because of her femininity and because she is a means for the main character of the play, Hamlet, to act out his aggression towards his mother. Ophelia is innocent and virtuous, but is looked down upon by Hamlet, who had it in his mind that women pretended to be pure and good when they really were ruled by sexual desire and sexuality. At various points in the play, Hamlet is cruel and mean to Ophelia. Following the tragic death of her father, Ophelia is driven to insanity. After a series of odd statements and behaviours, she kills herself.”

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“The artwork is a visually stunning bas-relief that breathes new life into the tragic Shakespearean character of Ophelia. Set against a vivid turquoise backdrop, which represents the waters in which Ophelia meets her end, the figure is at once peaceful and poignant. The turbulent swirls of her red hair create a dramatic contrast against the turquoise, capturing the viewer’s attention and symbolizing the chaos that envelops her in her final moments.

The serenity of Ophelia’s expression belies the turmoil that led to her demise, as she lies suspended in the water, a symbol of her vulnerability and the fragility of life itself. This calm countenance adds to the painting’s emotional depth, evoking a sense of sorrow and loss. There’s a poignant beauty in the way her hair flows like the water itself, a natural force that, in the play, ultimately claims her.

The artwork captures the essence of Ophelia’s character as depicted in “Hamlet.” As a figure of innocence and purity, Ophelia is manipulated by the male figures in her life, leading to her mental breakdown and tragic death. Her role in the play is multifaceted—she is a vessel for Hamlet’s expressions of frustration and anger towards his mother, and a representation of the victimization of women in a patriarchal society. Her descent into madness and subsequent death are often interpreted as a result of the crushing pressures exerted upon her by these external forces.

The painting invites contemplation not just of Ophelia’s narrative, but of the broader themes of love, betrayal, and the destructive nature of secrets and lies. The choice of colors and the dynamism of the composition echo the intensity of these themes, while the palpable textures bring a tactile reality to Ophelia’s suffering.

In this representation, Ophelia’s tranquil yet lifeless form becomes a canvas reflecting the transient nature of beauty and the inexorable approach of death. It’s as if the water and her hair, symbols of nature and life, are in a dance of creation and destruction. This artwork prompts the viewer to consider the tragic beauty of Ophelia’s end and the timeless relevance of her story, resonating with those who have felt the weight of expectations and the desire for autonomy in a world that often feels as constricting as the waters that claim her.”

My Art supplies are:

*Environmentally Friendly
*Cruelty Free.
*Not tested on animals.
*High Quality Safe Acrylic Paint – NO pesticides, herbicides or toxins.
*AP-Certified Non-Toxic & Kid-Friendly.
*To help the environment, quality recycled cardboard is mainly used.

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