The Divine Feminine
The production of beautiful and complex art pieces involves several processes. However, at the core of all these processes and works are various sources of inspiration for these artists. While artworks may be inspired by different things ranging from lived experiences or nature, some artists are inspired by “The Divine Feminine.”
The divine feminine-inspired artworks make use of several techniques that are directed at passing different messages about the greatness of the divine feminine. The divine feminine as a source of inspiration may also be combined with other sources of inspiration (such as lived experiences) to produce a more robust and personalized piece of artwork.
What is The Divine Feminine Art?
Femininity has always been a source of inspiration for many artists – regardless of their lived experiences or history. The differences in lived experience, tradition, and culture of artists lead to different interpretations of the divine feminine through art. Divine feminine arts often pass a subtle message about the greatness, life, or struggle of women.
Sometimes these arts are personalized based on the experiences of the artists. Some artists produce paintings and drawings that tell their experiences with the women in their lives. They paint a picture of a woman carrying a child to symbolize the loving relationship they had with their mother while growing up.
Such paintings also symbolize the supportive role of women in the life of an infant in general. Furthermore, to pass a message about the struggle of women with motherhood, artists sometimes depict this by creating a painting or drawing of a woman who is carrying an infant on her back.
Other artists express the divine feminine art through drawings or sculptures of the female genitalia – these artworks emphasize the importance of female fertility. The drawings of a womb and a newborn by other artists also symbolize the important role of women in procreation.
In recent times, artists such as Yoel Benharrouche continue to produce several beautiful divine feminine art. The incredibly talented artist who hails from France is known for combining spirituality with the physical world in his paintings.
He celebrates femininity in several of his works which he has produced in different collections such as acrylic on canvas (and wood), lacquer on mental, sculpture, and mixed media on paper.
What does Divine Feminine Represent?
The divine feminine has always been in existence. The existence of different cultures, traditions, and spiritual practices that have existed across time has made it difficult to have a single definition. However, one thing that may be agreed upon about the divine feminine is the acknowledgment, celebration, and contribution of women to life.
Some cultures and civilizations see the divine feminine as the representation of life – in which women play a major role in. It is used to represent Earth and everything in it that produces and supports life. Additionally, some cultures have long regarded the Earth as a “Mother”.
This is because of the synonymity of the divine feminine to compassion, nurturing, connection, and love – which are characteristics of a mother that supports life.
The divine feminine acts as a counterbalance to the masculine-dominated world. What this means is that both the divine feminine and masculine cannot do without each other – they’re needed to maintain the necessary balance the world needs. Domination of either one may lead to too much aggression or stagnation in the world.
Who is the Divine Feminine?
The divine feminine is often used to refer to women that possess the qualities of compassion, nurturing, and love. The divine feminine is the giver and protector of life. It is the divine feminine that cares for and nurtures us when we’re helpless and vulnerable, particularly as infants.
While it’s tempting to conclude that the divine feminine is any woman that has the qualities of compassion, kindness, nurturing, and love, it is important to note that the divine feminine cuts across gender bifurcations. Although it’s often used to refer to women, the divine feminine as a “Mother” is genderless.
What this means is that anyone – men and women – can perform the role of a “Mother”. The divine feminine can sometimes be a man who nurtures, cares for, and protects others when they are helpless and vulnerable.
The Divine Feminine as an Energy
The previous section mentioned briefly that the divine feminine as a Mother is genderless. The absence of gender when talking about the divine feminine is best understood when it’s described as an energy. What this means is that the divine feminine is an energy that can be present and exhibited in anyone – male or female.
This divine feminine energy is characterized by several qualities that differentiate it from masculine energy. Much of these qualities (which include compassion and love) have been mentioned in earlier sections. Other qualities of the feminine energy include but are not limited to creativity, collaboration, empathy, forgiving spirit, sensuality, patience, wisdom, gentleness, flexibility, and intuitiveness.
Unlike other forms of art that act to beautify a home or an office only, the divine feminine Art efficiently combines beautifies a home (or an office) while passing a subtle message about the importance of the divine feminine in our lives.
That’s why an artist such as Yoel Benharrouche has recorded so much success with his work. It’s safe to say that he has been able to channel one of the qualities – creativity – of his divine feminine energy through his artworks.
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