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Life is a Dance in The Rain III by borda Life is a Dance in The Rain III by borda
oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm
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Given 2015-05-03
First of all: HOLY COW!! Oil?!

You've done something marvelous, taking inanimate objects and animating them into such a familiar emotional and dynamic movement :heart:
You put SO much detail into everything, water on the pavement, the ripped stockings, the carve in the wood, signs in the background, and even though the people in the BG are merely silhouettes, you didn't forget about their shadows/reflections!
I adore the one dash of red light on the trolley, I get an even more dramatic flare~
The exaggeration with the body language for the instruments are phenomenal as well! I also love how you used all different colors in this illustration, reds, blues, slight hues of violet and yellow, and even hints of light green.
You've made something fantastic, and I can FEEL the tone you've portrayed here.

5 STARS ACROSS THE BOARD MY FRIEND. Applause you \(>,<)/
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This painting is like a good movie: you find something new everytime you watch it. Like others have said, there is so much detail it takes a long time to really see everything here, even though this painting is powerful enough even at a first glance.

The mood in the painting is very strong. I can almost hear the rain and the city life, and smell the wet wood of the violin woman; I can feel the wet pavement beneath my feet... It's hard to say what exactly makes this picture so vivid, but the soft colors, many details and blurry grayness of the rain at least create a very unique atmosphere for the wonderful characters to dance in.

I personally like the familiarity of this piece. It is surreal, yes, but with elements so common it is more interesting than alienating. To me surrealism usually means something absurd and posh, but this is simple, beautiful and very intriguing instead. This kind of art can be easily appreciated by connoiseurs and the common folk (like me)! Excellent work, and I feel honored to get to give this critique to you :)
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DA28 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alloniya Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
wow interesting
ClarkyBoingo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019   Traditional Artist
Hello. What a beautiful image. From the initial idea to the end result it's just so poetic and beautiful, like magic. Well done, it's really as unique as beautiful. Best, :)
LaReina-QuyaKoroleva Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning, haunting, creepy, original, beautiful, epic and genius can all describe this.
AnimeLoverKawaiiToky Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Student Artist
yellowroseart Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is top notch art!
WizeewiG Featured By Owner May 21, 2018
simply the best!
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner May 18, 2018
The elegant shade of J.J. Grandville hums along and mock-conduct the tune to which these figures dance, which only he and they might hear.
brianmanlad Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Ellisis Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Arkuiris ;) Wonderfull painting.
emperornorton47 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me of an episode of Futurama.  :)
JohnlockedDancer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
1Eres Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
Nope, life is a dream
albatrash Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
I view of heaven.
4dojo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
a match made in heaven.
verod Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017
Great painting!
Mousefur39 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
It reminds me so much of MirrorMask because it's so unique in it's own beautiful way. the detail is amazing!
PensadorMaskarado Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017
Wow!!! :)
mazmisc Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
I so love this.
pleasantmidnight Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
When I saw the first one, I was overwhelmed by how beautifully done it was, but it didn't quite touch me because the female figure was so passive, just an object being played, so it didn't feel like she had come to life. This one was absolutely perfect. The female figure looks more active, and the male figure appears more receptive to her, so they both feel very much alive. This is one of my favourite paintings I have ever seen.
Moca13 Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist
Very nice! ^^
bggrgn Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
Amazing! Adored this one🌼
gouyobobo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing piece!
AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Creative idea, stunning painting, and unique details which describe characters very well. 
ausen012 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017
I love this!:)
Dr-Pen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work! I first saw your work on Fine Art America by the way
wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Excellent work!
SuperiorArtWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful dance.:)
hansgphotography Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! What a truly fantastic and inspiring feast for my eyes Magic.. 
ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work - I saw a post on Facebook, followed up, got to your website, and eventually here to discover that I am 'following' you already. I am not here often enough, I guess. 
Living is an art!
Officialart-by Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Student General Artist
You're a poet!lovely..
danielramosruiz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Felicitaciones, excelente trabajo!!!....Un saludo.  Daniel
snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016   General Artist
Wow! What a truly fantastic and inspiring feast for the eyes. :clap:
Michawolf13 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done:iconbwavoplz:
EdinaBaltas Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
well done :clap:
SerenAletheia Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous! :)
ndbeast Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016   Photographer
fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
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nicmac8476 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
I absolutely love this painting! How do I purchase this?
ivettk Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
Tres au poil, un chef d'oeuvre !!!   J'adore !!!!!!
gabypandea24 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Milomeiko Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
The sweetest creations I ever seen painted ! Very great vivid imagination, I simply admire your all gallery. 
Megacosmichroma Featured By Owner May 4, 2016   Traditional Artist
absolutely amazing vibes..
T-equio Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
poignant colors, composition and a meaning-inducing title: great.

TheManAtFireOnFire Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Student General Artist
Wow, just simply wow. This the best fusion of music, love, romance, and life I have ever witnessed. Keep it up. You have some amazing talent.
cwelmaker Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
Simply beautiful. I want all of them.   Put it all together for a story of past, present and future romance and love. What a great story. 
BossDoki Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful piece of art. Made me get out of my seat and show it to my family!
Lovely job.
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