PAINT YOUR FACE AND CATCH THE BEAT
This was inspired by (obviously) APPLAUSE and SWINE.
I just think SWINE is probably the most powerful song on the album and ever since I watched that SXSW performance with the amazing Millie Brown I wanted to make sth inspired by it. And I just couldn’t not connect the paint vomiting with APPLAUSE…
Here’s what meaning I see behind it:
In this drawing APPLAUSE is the FACE and SWINE is the MASK. It represents the dark side of Gaga’s past, everything that she had to go throught in order to get here, all the swine she went through. It also represents The Fame. As she says in one of her crevette films ”The Pop said he needed a new face”, so she created a face - the mask. You can probably see the Poker Face and Dance In The Dark elements on it; that’s The Fame. ”Pop ate my heart, and then he swallowed my brain”, it’s like He has taken full control of her. Until ARTPOP. “Free my mind, ARTPOP, you make my heart stop”. This album is about freedom, to me this is probably her most personal album because she is just so open about her feelings. It’s like she’s broken the mask and is finally ready to reveal her true self. To arise from the ashes like a phoenix. ARTPOP is a rebirth. And in this drawing APPLAUSE represents that inner power. She no longer has to be 'the sad clown behind the mask'. It’s a celebration of ART. And if you just paint your face (acknowledge what ARTPOP is about and let it free you) and catch the beat (just listen to the music and forget the charts) you’ll get to experience the album fully.
But tbh, as I was making the drawing and didn’t think of it that much. When I finished it I just smoked some and played ARTPOP really loud and this is what I came up with… Hope you like it, peace!
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