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Feel free to disagree with this poster. You won't necessarily be disagreeing with ME. I propose this mostly as an alternate way of thought.


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Well, remember me having a "low opinion" on fanarts?

I've been thinking that over. :iconimhappyplz:

Visual art before the modern period was pretty much dominated by fanart. :P And I'm realizing that I actually prefer such art over the "self-conscious" art that we see afterwards. lD



I'll cite these masterpieces of fanarts listed here for you, going clockwise from top left. l3

St. Sebastian. El Greco, 1578. (Fanart of St. Sebastian)

Guan Yu Captures General Pang De. Shang Xi, Ming dynasty, ca. 1430. (Fanart of the Romance of Three Kingdoms)

Sacrifice of Isaac. Rembrandt, 1635. (Fanart of Genesis)

Achilles tending Patroclus wounded by an arrow. Tondo of an Attic red-figure kylix, ca. 500 BC. From Vulci. Sosias (potter, signed). (Fanart of Achilles and Patroclus)

Amor Vincet Omnia/Eros Triumphant. Caravaggio, 1602-1603. (Fanart of Classical Greek myth)

The death of Roland at the Battle of Roncevaux. from an illuminated manuscript, c.1455–1460. (Fanart of la Chanson de Roland)

Pietà. Michelangelo, 1498–1499. (Fanart of Mary and Jesus)

Saint George Killing the Dragon. Martorell, 1434/35. (Fanart of St. George)



Remember, though, all these are before the copyright laws. :iconcooltrollplz:


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All arts belong to their respective artists. I don't think I'll get sued over this, though. P:

If you have someone who beat me to this, feel free to share. xD

I give my permission for everybody to re-distribute this particular image. Just don't claim you made it. :P
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:icondemonqueenasura:
DemonQueenAsura Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true! XD lol
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:iconaetherya:
Aetherya Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconhetalia-chan030:
hetalia-chan030 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
Achilles x Patroclus is our otp <333 (wut am I saying??)
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:iconaetherya:
Aetherya Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like it was an OTP of Plato's.
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Emerald0517 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I've thought about this too- Fanart: a tradition that spans thousands of years!
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:iconaetherya:
Aetherya Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icontruestoryplz:
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:iconcheshire-shadow:
Cheshire-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
And it's some insanely awesome fanart, at that. 8D
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:iconaetherya:
Aetherya Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell yes. Iliad ftw, by the way.
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Cheshire-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I wonder what Ancient Grecian shipping wars were like. lol
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:iconkellyn87:
Kellyn87 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
I so agree!
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:icondarkhorseartie89:
DarkHorseArtie89 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Isn't art essentially just copying things in general? I mean, I didn't invent trees or skyscrapers, nor did I even invent a pegasus or a phoenix...

Are you essentially saying that nothing is original?!

:iconwtfboomplz:

LOL at what butthurt this will cause...
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:iconaetherya:
Aetherya Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Are you essentially saying that nothing is original?"

...But it's true... :XD:
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:icondarkhorseartie89:
DarkHorseArtie89 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Of course it's true... I should know better since I study a lot of art and music.
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:iconxela1234:
xela1234 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yus! Totally agreed! xD
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:iconaetherya:
Aetherya Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconawesomedanceplz:
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:iconladycharizard:
LadyCharizard Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
When I saw this in my inbox, I thought it'd be about DISSING fanart. Upon closer inspection, :iconlolowlplz:
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:iconaetherya:
Aetherya Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;3
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:iconvera-san:
vera-san Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
....GOOD. POINT. 8D
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:iconaetherya:
Aetherya Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dummy:
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:iconvera-san:
vera-san Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
:icondummylaplz:
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