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Angel by borda

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oil/canvas 52 x 80cm

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The subject is simple and shocking and, together with the title, produces a powerful impression upon the viewer.

The first thing which attracted my attention was the water-like reflections on the "angel"s skin. They are quite lifelike and only after noticing them, you get to discover the rest of the painting. Your eyes move from the center of the painting to the angels face, then water surface and then you can see the whole picture.

I also like the simple colors in which the painting was realized and the idea the whole picture suggests. The angel has truly a beautiful and feminine face, but being tied to the ground and looking up, it suggests forsaken freedom or some forbidden longing.

I also like how the painting is build around the subject: more details around the subject and constantly fewer the further you get from the subject so that you eventually reach back to it.

I hope to see more of your works soon! :D
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manchild70 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 24, 2016
I immediately thought of the story of the deranged Ottoman sultan who believed all his concubines were not faithful enuf to him and had ever last woman drown in the Bosporus.
. . . Startlingly beautiful BTW
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North911 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This inspires a Defiler character. 
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DerWalzer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Awww))) I adore underwater world! Shibari underwater)))) Awesome!
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:iconunbearableme:
UnbearableME Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
this is very good :)
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:iconcallingtothenight:
CallingToTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student
Absolutely beautiful
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:iconknotenfreund:
Knotenfreund Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
great!
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madmadman01 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013   General Artist
love your concept. execution too, but the concepts especially.
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:iconkahlanamnell123:
KahlanAmnell123 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Just incredible :)
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:iconmalibulade:
malibulade Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Interface Designer
sometimes it is that something internally blocking, great idea and realization
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:iconforestgrace:
forestgrace Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
tragic .. reminds me of my encounter with the atlantic ocean .. brilliant painting tho
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:iconkyuubimk:
kyuubimk Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Awesome stuff
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:iconvirgil5:
Virgil5 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just WOW!
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:iconsirdrawalawt:
SirDrawALawt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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:iconcaium:
Caium Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I just adore the play of light upon her back, that's amazing and the colours are just beautiful
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:iconcaium:
Caium Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wellll ... there's my nightmare captured in an absolutely stunning painting. Thank you very much!
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Si1v3r-P3ArL Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
wow!!
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pixiistixx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Do you sell prints? This is amazing!!! Email me, I'm not on here much!

angeliques@me.com
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SinnerDom Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I guess that more than anything else your work inspires me. It makes me want to keep on trying.
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Stinohra Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I would love to say something clever about how amazing I find this painting. But I can't find words...
:worship: :love:
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:iconfledgefault:
fledgefault Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
bearing up, eh..
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:iconmoreno-a88:
Moreno-A88 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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KatarzynaKostecka Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
incredible
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:iconrenabobena:
renabobena Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so tragic, i love it!
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B1ui3 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just have to love you! ;) Awsome piece.
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SilviaDiMauro Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
i really love the water effect!!!
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:iconpromet-he-us:
Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   General Artist
Just joinging the chorus there: :typerhappy::worship::clap:
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:iconjinxfu:
jinxfu Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brillant piece!
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:icontoster36:
toster36 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
hammer hammer hammer hammer hammer
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:icondiosenzanome:
diosenzanome Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   General Artist
Amazing works man
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iamanewok Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Wowww I love this.
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murducs-slave Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fucking amazing.. you'r now my favorite deviant.. i love the colors, expression, the title, everything..
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ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice reminds me of a movie I saw about a guy who would drown beautiful women to make a "garden of angels"
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:iconxenomalous:
xenomalous Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Love the water light reflection on her skin and on the floor! Done so beautifully!
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:iconjfkpaint:
jfkpaint Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
well painted.. but so disturbing. Such a cruel death. I want justice for her.
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Twistedmisscreations Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my ALL TIME FAVE IM LOVIN THIS
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DeadInside200 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Incredible.
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I have featured your work in my journal :heart: ~~> [link]
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Exceptional!!!
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:iconavevalencia:
AveValencia Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your models always have such big behinds :)
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:iconsedas:
sedas Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely !
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:iconashtoledo:
ashtoledo Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is so beautiful!!!!
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:iconabstractjet:
abstractjet Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning..chilling and beautiful to view!! Your work never ceases to AMAZE!
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dozhd Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I rally love this! I kind of see emotions, maybe im wrong but I see it as struggle with everything...I love it!!!! May I draw this?
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:iconborda:
borda Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, sure you can draw it, leave a link if you wish, I'm curious :D
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:iconagre76:
agre76 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice painting:)
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BL8antBand Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting. This is what goes on at the Borda House...
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Irio Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
what a terrible death, i love this painting, it is truly beautiful, still it's uncomfortable for me to look at it for too long as i feel like i can't breath neither! the angel is tide up in a way where she can look up at the air, so close to her, but cannot reach it in any movement...
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Apfelwasser Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
So mindcatching! The patterns on her skin are amazing.
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musi1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great art :)
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Ixi-Nox Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahaha, gorgeous! Your paintings always make me swoon, they're just so beautiful! Lovely use of blue here, and her hair is just amazing.
Oh, I love your talent. <3
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