Good Nudes vs. Bad Nudes?:icontechgnotic:Good Nudes vs. Bad Nudes? in Personal More Like This
Foreword by $techgnotic
Tue Nov 1, 2011, 3:23 PM
Contours in Context
The argument for the nude in art:
Our visual perception of the human face and then the human body has set the basis since the beginning of
human history for our sense of what is beautiful and what initiates all our seminal ineffable sublime feelings
about the nature of love, life, desire, destiny, eternity, ad infinitum. The curvatures and symmetries of the
human body even lay the geometric basis for the artistic structures of all our art forms, not only for the visual
arts but also for literature and architecture. Given the primacy of the body as the beginning of all that we are
in life, and given the eye as the primary receiver for the collection of all information in our lives, how could
the artistic nude not be a massively represented art form on a global arts forum like deviantART? And besides,
nudes are something peo
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As Enduring (and as fleeting) As the Gods:icontechgnotic:As Enduring (and as fleeting) As the Gods in Personal More Like This
Fri Jul 8, 2011, 7:59 PM
Lucifer - The Fallen by *RainerKalwitz
Marble, Granite, Bronze, Silver, Gold!
Early statuary depicted one’s god’s, and since the medium is
as much the message as the visual message itself – the medium had
to proclaim: This god is as forever lasting as this stone that His
rendering is hewn out of! But all that is solid eventually melts
away into the air, even the most powerful ancient gods and kings –
As the poet Shelley so poignantly noted in Ozymandias.
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock’d them and the
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The Traditional Through a Cracked PrismCreating art for those who feel a real resonance with traditional anchoring fairy tales, ~cidaq also draws in those who enjoy darker tales of mystery and films noir. As a storyteller who can create narratives in both words and watercolors, she often comes up with short stories to accompany her art.The Traditional Through a Cracked Prism in Personal More Like This
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Even though at first glance one might think them antique illustrations preserved from century-old
products advertisements or children’s books. But one is drawn to look closer and see that a very
modern, very mischievous intelligence is obviously at play. The media of pencil, inks and watercolors
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Favorite this journal to enter the raffle >v< (you automatically gets a number) <3
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springtimeIt's been a whilespringtime in Personal More Like This
I passed my first exams and have a new DSLR ^-^
and 74 days 'til my Ireland trip
It becomes warmer, there are flowers again and I can enjoy the sun
You can sense the coming of spring. And next weekend is easter
Because of that here you can read the original and most popular part of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's tragic play FAUST"
Vor dem Tor
Vom Eise befreit sind Strom und Bäche Durch des Frühlings holden, belebenden Blick,
Im Tale grünet Hoffnungsglück;
Der alte Winter, in seiner Schwäche, Zog sich in rauhe Berge zurück.
Von dort her sendet er, fliehend, nur Ohnmächtige Schauer körnigen Eises
In Streifen über die grünende Flur.
Aber die Sonne duldet kein Weißes, Überall regt sich Bildung und Streben,
Alles will sie mit Farben beleben;
Doch an Blumen fehlts im Revier, Sie nimmt geputzte Menschen dafür.
Kehre dich um, v
summer...summer... in Personal More Like This
My Ireland trip in June was really great.
Okay mostly it was cold and rainy but the landscape was amazing
My favourite region was Peninsula and I really fell in love with the Cliffs of Moher. It was so windy there that we sang "I believe I can fly.."
In October I want to visit Croatia again...
I really miss this country..
Brela Panorama by Klek Primosten from above by ivancoric
classic house, Mallorca by createsima Venice sunset by AlexGutkin
His dream by Julie-de-Waroquier
This time I want to visit the south.. Dubrovnik and Montenegro (as a short trip)
Maybe I can find someone who travels with me otherwise I will travel alone.
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Venice Nights by IsacGoulart Sunset in Hawaii by IsacGoulart Serenity in Venice by IsacGoulart
Heart waves by Julie-de-Waroquier La Espanola II by IsacGoulart Dancer. 145346 by AlexGontar
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Don't mess with the brokenheartedYou selfish bratDon't mess with the brokenhearted in Personal More Like This
I always knew you were like that
A player, a cheater, a stealer
Taking girls hearts and tearing them apart
You would think I'm sad but I'm not
It's your own loss, not mine
The truth set me free from your cobweb of misery
Trying to get all the blood out of me
Ha! Try all you want boy but I don't bleed like the rest
Feelings for you are all gone
The nice boy I once knew was only wearing a mask
You're full of shit, treating me like trash.
But I guess that's how we learn isn't it
How you have to be pushed around
To find out that inside you are much stronger than they think
You get up and you fight back, this time I'm on the right track
I warned you not to mess with me
But you're so good at ignoring me
That when I hit you with all these words
It really took you by surprise didn't it?
You didn't think I had it in me, did you?
I'm not afraid of you anymore,
The way I used to be before
Back then when I'd see you I'd get butterflies
Now all I see are li
Find me again?I used to enjoy smilingFind me again? in Personal More Like This
Now it's just painful
I used to fly in my sleep
Now I toss and turn
I used to stand up straigth
Now I curl up and cry
I used to think this was heaven
Now I think this is hell
I used to smile back at him
Now I am being ignored
I used to be seen
Now I am invisible
I used to walk to the playground
Now I walk to the graveyard
I used to see the star lights
Now I only see city lights
I used to be free and happy
Now I am lost inside
I used to be that little girl
Now they like to call me an adult
Gorillas & Rangers of VirungaWeekly Wednesday UpdatesGorillas & Rangers of Virunga in Personal More Like This
Please vote on the tutorial format!: http://dsoden.deviantart.com/journal/poll/
The first "real" tutorial is going to be posted soon and I'd like to know how you'd like to see it.
Vote at the link above on whether you'd like video or written tutorials.
Also, my apologies that submissions have been sitting for a couple of days. I haven't been feeling well and I got some terrible news yesterday that a friend passed away, so I've been a bit distracted. Luckily I had this article written up last week, so here is our first conservation article!
The Rangers of Virunga National Park
This issue is one very close to my heart. The zoo I work for has worked closely with this group for many years. This area of the world is ravished with turmoil and war. People living here are fighting for their lives, but in the process the mountain gorillas are loosing theirs. There approximately 700 mountain gorillas remaining in the wild today.
The Rangers of Vi
What to Expect & Why We're HereThank you!What to Expect & Why We're Here in Personal More Like This
Thank you for being the first members to joining HQAA! We've had a successful couple of days here for the start up. I really look forward to seeing more work from all of you in the weeks and months to come.
I'd like to make a commitment to you all that I'll do everything I can to make this group interactive and worth while. I'm thrilled to spread conservation messages, help out with tutorials, and feature articles from the members as well!
Keep in mind I want to feature your work! Contributor or Member, if you are interested in writing an article to be featured in the group, please contact me via note about content approval and posting date. I'd like to feature Hot Spots around the country (and the world)! If there's a place you love photographing at, let us know!
What to Expect
I've decided to go with the format of "Weekly Wednesday Articles." It'll look a little something like this:
1st Wednesday of the Month: Conservation Article
2nd Wednesday of the Month:
ASDFGHWHOOPS GOMEN GUYS!ASDFGH in Personal More Like This
With christmas looming, I am WAI busy with behind the scenes Secret Santa's, various other paintings and oh-so-fun gift buying, and just WORKING ALL THE DAMN TIME.
I'm a little slow in responding to things, but I'll get round to it! But in the mean time, I hope everyone has a good Christmas! See you afterwards!
PS OH YEAH I'm joining a Pokemon comic tournament in the new year, chyeaahhhhhh! Was kinda worried my art was looking the same lately and wanted an excuse to challenge myself. Assuming I actually get things done on time and then get accepted hurrrrr
Comic updateAUDIENCE!Comic update in Personal More Like This
TYPO WARNING. I AM SLEEP DEPRIVED.
I’ve got a few panels left for my Distortion-OCT entry yaaay. That cheer is not sarcastic at all btw, nope. Almost there, alllmost. 3 more panels to line. Goodbye sleep and healthy eating. If I drink any more energy drinks, my urine will be fluoro yellow, but that’s probably too much detail. Whoops too late.
Expect a mass upload of that tomorrow night. And if there isn’t one, I probably died or something.
In other news, one of my rabbits had a litter of babies last night, so now I have a total of 8 rabbits, but who cares, they are cute right? MORE.
No please, no more. I’ll probably have to give these ones away once they are old enough, but I couldn’t be more excited to watch another litter of baby rabbits grow up. And unfortunately for you guys, you shall be watching it too whether you like it or not. Seriously though, you have no choice.
We will be uploading images of their growth (which is scary
Abstract and Surreal DDs for DecemberI think we're much smarter than we were.Abstract and Surreal DDs for December in Art Features More Like This
Everybody knows that abstract art can be art,
and most people know that they may not like it,
even if they understand there's another purpose to it.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only
what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Enjoy this summary of last month's DDs for Abstract & Surreal Photography in chronological order:
bugman by 42k The Receptionist(s) by Niophe
cosmic winter by 8o-clock Inception by BennyBrand
III by Yoohaz Stairway To Heaven Live by Olga-Zervou
Spirits of December by KatjaFaith To infinity and beyond IV by mitazu08
Broken 1 by Rob1962 Between Worlds by daydreame
Lost in Loops by S4SH4X venom by LiStroeh
:thumb143742553: Merengo by DimensionSeven
Wind fate by Mordsitha Forest of the Gods by rubberman542
Lost man by MichelRajkovic flamenco by aartvocado
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A weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs
or simply impressed me and I think they deserve more attention.
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.
If you like what you see, this article
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.
* Friday night's Street Specials v11.4
* Friday night Street Specials v12.1
* Friday night
Trashed and Scattered VIIIn journal form but oh well. A feature of photography I found through browsing, groups, and watchers . Enjoy!Trashed and Scattered VII in Art Features More Like This
Rosie Ashton by Pixel-Spotlight N. by kieubaska
270712 19:00 by encorine gentle breeze by creativephotoworks Lingerie I. by Adrienn-Nagy
:thumb317314872: *** by DariaPitak new world by ememl
N. by kieubaska F by taphosarts florrie by kittysyellowjacket
adonis and the narcism by NikolasBrummer :thumb311851799: Urban artist by junkmunch
:thumb317008348: Order of Chaos by sleephead Russian Lullaby by B0NDART
Uncle Edy by justJAZZ upstairs, downstairs by witchy-poo :thumb316888631:
oo by yup12 Ironic by DorottyaS The_Black_Spider_2012_45 by Angel-Thanatos
Strange Dimensions II by lostknightkg Pekka Olkkonen / Stam1na by mpylkko The Nymph and the Beanstalk by AimishBoy
Day 206: Summer Fruits by Kaz-D The Soloist by iNeedChemicalX My Boy Builds Coffins by Basistka
aww by Gadabout-Photography dance dance by Gadabout-Photography Say cheese by NunoFigueira
One of the survivors of 1915 by erhanarik True To Life by GothicNarcissus Enjoying Summer by bwaworga
Hypnotic Eyescape by DominikKucera Alice Cooper III by basseca Anarchy wedding by LiliaVeber
Nothing To See Here...Move Along! by DpressedSoul Girl from planetoid X by sanjalydia :thumb317271076: