character #17

character#17©marina kanavaki

detail 1

character17 det1©Marina Kanavaki

detail 2

character17 det2©Marina Kanavaki

detail 3

character17 det3©Marina Kanavaki

Character #17

Technique: Ink on paper

Original size: 12x21cm

Character #17 © from M.K. solo exhibition in 1999 at Epohes Gallery: “CHARACTERS


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character #17 framed

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81 Responses to “character #17”
  1. Gray Dawster says:

    This one is a treasure, I like it a lot 🙂

    Andro xx

  2. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

    Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven?”

  3. Ah! I think I recognize that expression– it’s the look of someone who goes to an exhibit and is chagrined to find there aren’t any works by the great Marina Kanavaki! Probably because they were all snapped up fast by discriminating art buyers… : )

    Don’t think I’ve seen any of your B&W work before, Marina– it’s a stunner! : )

    • 😆 !!!!!!
      This was actually one of the “snapped”!!! 😆
      …and the look you are referring to was probably mine on the day people came to pick up their paintings! Tough moment for an artist, really!
      Thank you so much, Mark, you made my day!!!
      Happy Wednesday!

  4. ivanterzic says:

    This one is fantastic!

  5. lautal says:

    For me it is your best of your art.

  6. annotating60 says:

    There is a phrase–actually two phrases or sayings for poets and artists. The first is “Good poets borrow. Great poets steal.” The other holds for artists in general. “It’s not where you take things from–it’s where you take them to.” Is that something that you might be interested in looking into? A graphic could be used. I like you work very much and I know artists and poets might be interested in something like that–depending on costsd etc. >KB my email is

  7. Madhu says:

    Simple yet stunning! I love it too Marina 🙂

  8. frizztext says:

    the black shadows of austerity orders trying to oppress us?

    • Well… I think that our inner “austerity orders” are much worst. Humanity has been through worst periods of poverty / hunger. Today our enemy is luck of principles and luck of respect towards everything. So, NO, we’re not defeated [yet] or oppressed, however hard they try [and they do try their best]

  9. to me its delicate and effusive with a secret language ~ is this for sale dear? you’re quite a genius in your art! You have been discovered, right?

    • I love your interpretation, Deborah!
      This one was sold at the exhibition back in 1999, which went well, considering. As for “being discovered” the mere fact that people like you express their “liking” here in the blogosphere and a few who have seen my work in real life and appreciate it, is “discovery” enough for me! Thank you very much for your appreciation! Means a lot!

  10. The Hook says:

    Cool designs.
    They remind me of feudal Japan, for some reason.

  11. jalal michael sabbagh. says:

    Hi Marina , you are a gifted artist.There is many interpretations for these black and white drawings.,they are unique.Thank you for liking my post ( In a Day In a Month…….) Best regards.jalal

  12. Super expressive and every inch dramatic. Fabulous ….

  13. Expressively marvelous!

  14. Simple lines that definitely hold Character 🙂 But one needs to be expert to put them on paper!… Wishing you a great Day.. ~Sue x

  15. fgassette says:

    Love you blog. You have been saluted here.


  16. clinock says:

    this bird flies high and free on wings of sensitive strength…

  17. I’ve never seen your black and white work before. I like it a lot, Marina. It’s very powerful.

  18. Fergiemoto says:

    What an interesting character! Very nice and quite creative, Marina. My eyes keep switching between two different faces and facial expressions. One is a profile (the right half of the image), and the other expression is facing me (the entire image). Very clever is this was the intent. If not, then my eyes must be playing with me.
    Awesome image either way! 🙂

    • 🙂 Thank you, my dear Fergie! As I was saying to Francine, some things appear after the work is done. The second face wasn’t planned but it makes perfect sense on this troubled character! So, no, your eyes are not playing with you!

  19. CLANIMA says:

    This is Big Art…dear Marina!!!
    I like me very…very…very!!!
    Thank you 🙂

  20. fgassette says:

    I see so much in this beautiful work of art. Depending on the angle I view it I see a face or a bird. STUNNING!


    • Many times when we create, we’re not conscious of some elements that may appear in the finished piece. In this case, the bird… Thank you for spotting it and for your kindness, Francine!

  21. I love this. someday I want a piece of your art when I’m not poor! lol

  22. ciao! you transmit beauty from within.

  23. doronart says:

    Marina, what a range, love it. You have a great touch.

  24. deCamville Design says:

    Marina, I love it! So vibrant and full of energy and life! I love the black and white, and the motion – I can practically feel your arm ‘swooshing’ across the paper! 🙂 ~xxxxxx

  25. Cat Forsley says:

    love it – feels very Asia inspired 🙂 xo

  26. mobius faith says:

    Amazing. I’ve always loved your “Character” series. And these details stand so well on their own as beautiful abstracts that remind me of Robert Motherwell and Franz Kline. Well done.

  27. sriramjanak says:

    this is powerful stuff…Marina. haven’t seen one in B&W from you…( maybe I missed it )

    love this …take care

  28. Really powerful. Love it.

  29. Deb says:

    Oh, I love this, Marina. I see how you make one face look like two, or the two like one…brilliant work!. 🙂
    Have a nice Wednesday! 🙂

  30. Gil says:

    love it , very emotional i thing. Black and White details are gorgeous.

  31. aFrankAngle says:

    Well done …. In one way, surprising because it seems to be so different that what we normally see here. On the other hand, it still exhibits your style.

  32. Dilip says:

    High impact as black is beautiful! Marina thanks.

  33. godtisx says:

    Stunning, again…

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