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Ketalar (2007)

Oil on canvas

model: Vuokkobirgitta :iconvuokkobirgitta:


The concept has been inspired by one of my contemplations of the Sangro Valley skyline at the falling of the dusk. In the last two decades the pristine wilderness of my birthplace countryside has been profoundly violated by the ever-growing invasion of the buildings and factories ugliness (a reflection of the interior void infesting most of the inhabitants souls). In the middle of my meditation about the doomed condition of this little realm encapsulating my childhood memories, I suddenly visualized a sleeping woman suffocating his own just born baby still tied to her umbilical chord. A sublime depiction of a quiet self- inflicted atrocity that will consume our interior and exterior landscapes for many more years to come.
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From Drugs.com: The psychological manifestations vary in severity between pleasant dream-like states, vivid imagery, hallucinations, and emergence delirium... No residual psychological effects are known to have resulted from use of Ketalar; oil on canvas from =AFANTINI. ( Featured by SRaffa )
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ARealIndication Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Phenomenal. As always.

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IzabellaStormfire Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
loving le concept, and the city in the background. just... too cool for words.
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EdGarcia Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
A swell D.D but the D.A. watermark does distract from the overall image.
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InfiniteFruit Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No matter how painful it is to give birth to him, or how mature he will become, she will always love him. Always.

That's pretty much what I see from it. I love it. :omg: Very surreal, very amazing. Excellent work!
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apple-dark Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Writer
Beautiful. But creepy.
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Shiver-Slice Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Is she giving birth?
Looks very relaxed.
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noname4you Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Umm, yes. Look closely at the bottom of the baby's legs. You see blood? Where do you think it's coming from? xD
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meirou Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely, can't really make out what she's holding because of the watermark though. ;)
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zananeichan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Beautifull work :heart: :hug: :love:
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jcristen Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Moving painting. Thank you putting up.
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colliderscape Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
beautiful... it sounds terrifying too.
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MistressofHorror88 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
that's just amazing..i love it
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mkatlike Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Is she holding a lamb?
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Bloody-Scarlett Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
I think its a baby.
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mkatlike Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Thank you!
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Bloody-Scarlett Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
yw^^
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my-twisted-logic Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010   Digital Artist
I think it's a baby coming out of her womb.
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Bloody-Scarlett Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
That is probably it.
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Lyn-Lopez Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
is so... so... OMG that looks os incredble, i like this :love: so surealism i dont have words, only that this looks incredible awesome :love:
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GosteOner Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is it a small man or is it supposed to represent a baby with an umbilical cord??
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noname4you Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
That's amazing! It looks like she's choking the kid though, but still amazing.
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Amontadillo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Student Writer
Nice!
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Syr-Grimm Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
beautiful masterpiece :-)
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shadedmirrors Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
:clap: wow! beautiful piece..
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
Absolutely stunning; fantastic.
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RefugeesPride78 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
outstanding like always sir.you are inspiration man.
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