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Dr. Phalloides - oil painting

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oil on canvas 32x42cm
Inspired a little bit by Michael Hussar's clown portraits.
Amanita phalloides, commonly known as the death cap is one of the most poisonous of all known mushrooms. It is estimated that as little as half a mushroom contains enough toxin to kill an adult human. It has been involved in the majority of human deaths from mushroom poisoning.
It's mostly white, little bit greenish caps, resemble several edible species.
It has a cap like hat, and a ring like a ruff that is an item of clothing worn in Western, Central and Northern Europe from the mid-sixteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century. The round and flat variation is often called a millstone collar after its resemblance to that object.
Mushrooms are some of nature's best chemists, and is easy to make an analogy to the Big Pharma and the skeletons on it's closet, most of the medications treat a disease and open the door for many others, keeping people in a perpetual dependency of it's products.
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ErraticBASARAfan's avatar

"...most of the medications treat a disease and open the door for many others, keeping people in a perpetual dependency of it's products."


I feel this way about many industries in current consumeristic cultures. I believe even seemingly innocent services, like self-help or rehabilitation, are guilty of quietly requiring a dependence on their products. I think it unsurprising that this wicked behavior would bleed into other sectors, as we accept industries that are open about it.


I love your work, by the way. Your art says something. Thank you for creating. Thank you for sharing.

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Thinking-Silence's avatar

A great depiction of the pharma industry, if you ask me!

Outstanding artwork!

Zennix3412's avatar

Why this particular image seems especially unpleasant to me ...

StaticSidewalkss's avatar
Jghdsjsh this is amazing
onionsontheside's avatar
The eyes are absolutely gorgeous, I love the art bro
AwehavenArts's avatar

Nice work borda! Just signed up, yours is my first comment!

Esolai's avatar

Creepy creepy creepy, nicely done! (:

MikeDrew12345's avatar

Reaction time crazy

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1BeneDict's avatar
Wow, incredible! ^^
ROSYCHANthecutie's avatar
When you cant understand the homework
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Siansaar's avatar
Was just about to mention that it reminds me of Hussar's art style...very nice!
SpotKnockerBogan's avatar
and i come back and it's still my favorite piece on here. im making it my wallpaperMoney n Coins 
Fuzziwigs's avatar
Chilling and disturbing... I love it!
UDtheAesir's avatar
Nice! At first glance thought it was some villain from One Piece.
Schmiegel's avatar
Doc Corona awaits you in the hospital ...

Perfect nightmare pic.
I mean that as an artistic award. 
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Rasmane's avatar
:fear: There’s a misguided young lady ‘on the Internet’ who resembles this creative nightmare. :sprint:
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Rasmane's avatar
:police: I’m no snitch. I’ll leave finding that to you.
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