Evaluate it and tell me, what you get from it
Looking at his posture it seems like he is upset. The word "Discipline"comes to my mind. What is your full thoughts..
Most Helpful Guy
Couple of obvious elements. Are two different ways to look at the picture.
One being more about dominance and supression really. Considring the mans posture and the way he looks down upon her and she being lowered and seeming more defeated, Short said that is, but honestly im not sure.
Cause other way, since he showers her in water and her head is a plant it can symbolise nourishment and support. In a way the way she looks down, it can kinda seem like she is crying, yet irony perhaps he is the one with the "tears". Which can symbolise again how at least in a relationship sense, when one is affected it affects them both, but more so that he offers his support in his own way, but what is flawed about this theory is his posture and a few others things, so ill explain further the first one.
Like you can also see on the ground around the lady what seems like dirt, dirt from the plant, which is a clear indication of abuse, that she has been beaten and that his water and posture again is to shame her and pose his dominance or supposedly more value he has over her. An that I dont think is a coinsedence sadly. It may logically have been the purpose to give this image some lighter ways to look at it to fool the outside world in a sense, in that way that abusive relationships and such is often cloaked behind fake smiles and fake happiness. Cause you can see on the flowers in the plant that they look healthy, meaning she herself shows her at her best even in the worst situations to cover up the abuse. Many people again may think about this in an old fashion sense, but this could very well still be a modern representation about abusive relationships. Which yeah, is my opinion what really this picture is about considring everything. When you think about the aggresive/threathning stance of the guy, the dirt around the lady, the mask she chooses to potray to the outside world (healthy flowers). So yes, abusive relationships.0
Most Helpful Girl
Well, personally it looks to me like her self-esteem is down or perhaps she's hurting or something. She's sitting on the ground feeling worthless, alone for whatever reason. The setting is dark, seems a little bleak, not much light there which kinda sets the mood of the picture.
On the other hand, his posture looks as if he's kinda frustrated about something? Hands are on his hips as if he's kinda cross about something. Yet, he's still pointing towards the woman's body. The flower pot on her head could suggest that although she is wallowing in her own misery and her self confidence is low, he still sees her as beautiful. The pink flowers are blooming wonderfully, and all he sees is her stunning grace, despite the fact she's sees how pretty she really is.
It also suggests to me that he could be trying to build up/be watering her ego. She doesn't think highly of herself yet he is constantly complimenting her and trying to boost her self-esteem. No matter how hard he tries, it isn't working. He thinks she's amazing, yet she fails to see it. She's been hurt by so many other men and can't see the wonderful man she has in front of her. Perhaps she's in a state of depression.
Although the watering can on his head suggests that he's trying to make this woman feel better, the watering can reminds me of tears. His body language is a little off and looks as though he might be tiring of constantly trying to make this woman see herself in a more positive light, one that isn't so harmful. He's frustrated. And the water coming from the watering can suggests he's pouring out his soul to her, but she's giving him nothing back in return because she's unable to love herself firstly and foremost. He's crying inside because she can't see herself through his eyes. And perhaps there's only so much more he can take before the water runs out.2