Weight of Wealth by giulband ()
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In our world the weight of wealth is sustained by the efforts of the poorest and weakest who have often lost their lives to enrich, besides all reasonable necessity, few privileged people.
Image Comments (85)
sossy () 3:34AM | Sun, 11 June 2017
the both should not carry her anymore and drop her on the floor! top theme and fascinating artwork as always 😃
rto3d () 6:13AM | Sun, 11 June 2017
sad story .. though absolutely true. brilliant illustration. WOW
velleman () 9:50AM | Sun, 11 June 2017
Superbly selected symbolic elements, great expression and the message!
iborg64 () Online Now! 4:25PM | Sun, 11 June 2017
This looks very impressive I won't both all the details and all the Marvelous textures stunning work
g1tip () 8:21AM | Mon, 12 June 2017
Excellent work, my friend and very well spoken !!! I know my back has ached from time to time, with nothing in my pockets to show for it ! ! ! !
anahata.c () 4:58AM | Sat, 24 June 2017
This image portrays the split between the poor and wealthy, throughout the centuries. Your image is a portrait of present-day America, too. It's not because every billionaire is cruel; but because many billionaires have forgotten their connection to the poor. And some billionaires are cruel, too. In your image, two people hold an overfed rich person. They carry the rich person, like servants. This is what inspired the revolutionary movements in Europe, in the last few centuries. (The irony is, when a revolution swept-away the old regime, frequently the new-regime made the same mistakes. Witness Stalin: In his efforts to destroy the horrors of the Czars, he became a Czar himself.) So, no matter who rules, no matter who is King or Queen, the rich are often 'carried' by the poor.
Your poor people look exhausted; and they are made of a patchwork quilt (Italiano: trapunta? patchwork?) of metals, and reflected lights, and oranges, browns, greens. etc. They are thin. (Although they have a beauty and sheen that the rich person doesn't have.) The rich person is overfed, large, lazy. These people are, of course, archetypes: Not all rich people are insensitive and lazy...but you're portraying a fact of life, a pattern that is as old as history: The poor very often support the rich. And the rich don't see it with their own eyes.
The background in your image is brushed red and gold abstract shapes. And the bottom of your image is skulls and coins and U.S money. ($20.00 bills.) The man in the center of the bill looks stunned: shocked. You portray the shock of being poor brilliantly. And the stark white of the skulls is striking, stunning: It draws our eyes to the skulls (to death), as they're the only stark white in this image. Another powerful, striking image, Giuliano. And many American presidents should think about it. (Trump especially, but he's not the only one, to be sure...)
K_T_Ong () 1:08AM | Mon, 13 November 2017
How very true, alas. Some people simply have way too much, and they gain it by causing others to lose so much that those others end up having way too little. Thus the two emaciated figures groan under the overweight lady, whose weight they are asked to support at their expense. The skulls are clearly the remains of those who have been sucked dry in this way. This render is a very sobering reminder of the injustice rife in our world...