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Jan 26, 2008, 7:35:57 AM
Aerosol spray and kleenex on canvas, 2 coffee, 5 cigarette. PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS SONG WATCHING THE IMAGE AND READING THE TEXT FOR TO CATCH THE FEELING [link]

My camera sucks. The photographer sucks too.

Fear is an emotion induced by a perceived threat that causes animals to move quickly away from the location of the perceived threat, and sometimes hide. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. In short, fear is the ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it (also known as the fight-or-flight response) but in extreme cases of fear (horror and terror) a freeze or paralysis response is possible.

Some psychologists such as John B. Watson, Robert Plutchik, and Paul Ekman have suggested that there is only a small set of basic or innate emotions and that fear is one of them. This hypothesized set includes such emotions as joy, sadness, and anger. Fear should be distinguished from the emotion anxiety, which typically occurs without any certain or immediate external threat.

Additionally, fear is frequently related to the specific behaviors of escape and avoidance, whereas anxiety is the result of threats which are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable. It is worth noting that fear almost always relates to future events, such as worsening of a situation, or continuation of a situation that is unacceptable.

Fear can also be an instant reaction to something presently happening. All people have an instinctual response to potential danger, which is in fact important to the survival of all species. The reactions elicited from fear are seen through advantages in evolution.

Although fear is learned, the capacity to fear is part of human nature. Many studies have found that certain fears (animals, heights) are much more common than others ( flowers, clouds). These fears are also easier to induce in the laboratory. This phenomenon is known as preparedness. Because early humans that were quick to fear dangerous situations were more likely to survive and reproduce, preparedness is theorized to be a genetic effect that is the result of natural selection.

From an evolutionary psychology perspective, different fears may be different adaptations that have been useful in our evolutionary past. They may have developed during different time periods. Some fears, such as fear of heights, may be common to all mammals and developed during the mesozoic period.

Other fears, such as fear of snakes, may be common to all simians and developed during the cenozoic time period. Still others, such as fear of mice and insects, may be unique to humans and developed during the paleolithic and neolithic time periods (when mice and insects become important carriers of infectious diseases and harmful for crops and stored foods).

Fear is high only if the observed risk and seriousness both are high and is low if one or the other of the seen risk or seriousness is low.

The fear of the end and its existence is in other words the fear of death. The fear of death ritualized the lives of our ancestors. These rituals were designed to reduce that fear; they helped collect the cultural ideas that we now have in the present. These rituals also helped preserve the cultural ideas. The results and methods of human existence had been changing at the same time that social formation was changing. One can say that the formation of communities happened because people lived in fear. The result of this fear forced people to unite to fight dangers together rather than fight alone.

If one were to look into religion, they would find that it is filled with different fears that humans have had throughout many centuries. The fears don’t just go on the metaphysical levels (including the problems of life and death) but move onto moral dimensions as well. Death was a boundary to people that is seen as a transition to another world. This world would always be different depending on how each individual lived their lives. The origin of this intangible fear comes from other sources that are not found in the present world. In a sense we can assume 'that fear was a big influence on things such as morality.

Neuroscientists and psychologists are making breakthroughs in helping people overcome fear. Because fear is more complex than just forgetting or deleting memories, an active and successful approach involves a person repeatedly confronting their fears. By confronting their fears— in a safe manner— a person can suppress the fear-triggering memory or stimulus. Known as ‘exposure therapy’, this practice can help cure up to 90% of people, with specific phobias.

Living with fear is slavery. Soul slavery.
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KellyNGin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats just amazing....!!!!
mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like every single one of your art. Thank you little sister!
KellyNGin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You are spoiling me hahahahaha
You are awesome. Always were, always will be :D
WhiteOrchyd Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You paint perfect eyes, I've said that a thousand times but I don't care I had to say it again. Through that eyes you create a painting's soul, your paintings have souls and that is so fucking amazing.
This one looks so soft. Cold but soft, like a deep dark water. Really cool, I must say.
I love his sad look. It's so beautiful and depressive and desperate. Like he's tired of everything. Sometimes we are all tired from our fears. I like supernatural stuff and I love to watch horrors so I don't have fears, maybe I am scared of myself sometimes, that's all.
Marvelous work, once again I am dazed and amazed. :heart:
TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally missed this one :O_o:
Anywho, I think you captured 'fear' perfectly in this one, it was the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw the thumbnail, even before reading the title. The expression, the pose, everything embodies it.
mistertrece Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont know why, this is one of the fav works of the people, here and outside here, and maybe is for all that you said. I dont wanted to paint something real creepy, i wanted to paint a feeling, and holy shit, i think i did it, becase a lot of people told me about it!! You dont know how happy you made me!!!!!
TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You definitely did it! If it was only one person it would be an opinion, if it's most of your watchers and fans, it's the truth :D So congratulations, you're painting feelings now! :iconthefeelsplz: :iconbravoplz:
mistertrece Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds so emo.... :D Shit! :D But thank you, you made my day!!
TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl: Glad to be of help :D
DoseOner Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
rotting hell! this is super!
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