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April 21, 2010
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Requiem for Peace by borda Requiem for Peace by borda
oil/canvas, 80x100 cm
here… you can see a short flash with the making of
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Critique by InfinitumAD Mar 1, 2012, 2:29:02 AM
This piece bombards the viewer with rich symbolism. The first thing I notice is the trumpet with the tongue. It reminds me somewhat of a whale ready to swallow whole something. The texture on the lip of the trumpet is like human flesh more. It is unsettling to see how fleshlike and organic an "instrument" is. More interestingly is that it is connected to the man, and his mouth is obscured by something that silences him. Does it also prevent him from eating, or can it be removed? What is the intention of preventing him from eating? His armor also gives immobility. He is a symbol of the human condition. I also see irony, and I feel almost a dystopia. His face is crusted and his armor rusted; His heart is nailed to his chest to remind him it exists, or existed once upon a time. I see a slight Alice reference in that. The ear trumpet is amusing. I recall these were used when one was going deaf, as a hearing aide. His right shoulder greatly interests me. The cross, symbolism, and the treble clef symbol on a red flag jauntily waving from his head. It gives symbol of hope, especially being that it is a red contrasted against an otherwise muted palette of hues. The fun thing about this piece is the keyboard. In an otherwise antiquated setting, the keyboard seems to be digital. What is also amusing is the scabbard which would contain a sword contains another musical instrument. Fighting with love [the heart] and creativity [the music]. Is the valve from his chest for his heart? How do his fingers in this armor still play delicate instruments such as the harp and keyboard? There is so much to consider in this piece, it is quite a study. Nothing less than amazing.

I can't speak of technique because I've only learned to analyze art recently. However the technique to me is flawless. I love surreal with a feel of realism.
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ChristopherReality Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow amazing. Love  I love this.
CaroleDamz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent and Brilliant!
MindTuber Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your work are amazing, great surreal piece!
Vacantpoint Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Very fucking cool. Reminds me of my favorite painter, Hieronymus Bosch with the symbolism and style. Conjures the Tin Man from Oz to mind.
artfx-9 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
Rex-Hammond Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I love how macabre this piece is without being gory or violent.
SaphireKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal :aww:
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toster36 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
01vultur01 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aproape perfeta combinarea culorilor...BRAVO
DivineLightAngels Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Are you fan of medieval culture?
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