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Serenade With Strings -oil painting by borda Serenade With Strings -oil painting by borda
oil on canvas, 60x80cm
Inspired by Vermeer's "Allegory of Painting"
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Between all the rather generic (though for some part still technically impressive) work on deviantart, original pieces that strike as something really unique are becoming very rare. This is one of those rare paintings.

I'll get the technique out of the way by saying that it is flawlessly executed. from the reflections on the music instruments to the small marks in the wall, the great lighting and shading and the attention to detail. Absolutely perfect.

Already hinted at in the beginning, I think the originality is a given. I've never seen anything like this painting. Especially the way you portrayed the "lady" in the center is something I would've never thought of myself.

I detracted half a star from the impact, the only reason being that I think this piece needs a lot of attention to really appreciate fully. The impact is there, no doubt about it, but it rather serves as a magnet to get the viewer to look a lot deeper into the piece. This is just a minor logical detail though. The painting is a 5/5 through and through.

(Having seen Whiplash just a moment ago, I couldn't have come across a more fitting painting on Deviantart right now)
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tenub Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Society has a problem.
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TheHalogen131 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
Stunning, gorgeous and very suggestive. I love it.
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hansgphotography Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
MAGIG
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TENGEAR Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Awesome!!
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hansgphotography Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful Magic Thank You
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Danner007 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
its pretty cool....
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xomyakify Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
omg wow 
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JAGODA-DRAWINGS Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
wow :o
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minininja13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of one of those can you spot the hidden objects type games :) fantastic work
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Imprestoart Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG hmm Im curious I notice something here a Lot of your works similar to this one involves female anatomy does that imply something on how women are treating in society  their in very submissive position ! Hi Im Daniel By the way and yours ?
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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
Wow! Nice.
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SuperFlyJack Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student Artist
 are those brass instruments getting off on torching that string  instrument?  What is that one guy going to do with that tuning fork? 
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whonwt Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
I can't sleep thinking that someone actually owns this piece & that someone isn't ME!! :(
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TheDarkHeretic Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Amazing artwork !

Impressing compilation between instrumenst and human forms with a stunning amount of details like shadow effects, light and color selection !
I rarely see such masterpieces painted with such a difficult medium as oil, stunning work sir :o (Eek) I think I've fainted. Nod Clap Clap Clap +fav  !
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Minnosh Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
great work my friend!
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:icongalactaknight32:
GalactaKnight32 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student General Artist
I have no words.....just....
Amazing!
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:icon70r4n:
70R4N Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaamazing work! :faint:
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:iconmarijeberting:
marijeberting Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Great art Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconstellartcorsica:
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing as usual!!
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:iconpamaury:
pamaury Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Great piece of art !
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
outstanding work!
ery well put together, beautiful lighting and such a peaceful yet brooding mood...
and for some reason, this makes me think of slow jazz music...
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Original and cool!
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There is nothing better from this artwork!
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:iconlimbsforwings:
LimbsforWings Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2015  Student Artist
Imaginative and inspiring! Art for a different age.
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:iconclevermessenger:
CleverMessenger Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is really gorgeous! 
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:iconadorell:
adorell Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
really great and impressive work :sun:
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:iconacirmo:
acIrmo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunnig work.
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:iconlousephyr:
lousephyr Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful & amazing
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:icongepardsim:
gepardsim Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015   General Artist
super fain!!
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DottorT48 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
molto bello!
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:iconfgore:
Fgore Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
 beautiful work !
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:icondraaket:
DraakeT Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like Vermeer
PErsonally i think you did an impressive creative work with an excellent harmony and i like the tones used
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
wonderful
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ShinigamiRyuku Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Awesome concept!
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LiamZedTheDesigner Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
brilliant
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:iconcatilus:
Catilus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is fantastic :) A bit spooky, but amazing at the same time
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brokencreation Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This must have taken such a long time to finish! I mean c'mon look at all that texturing !
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whonwt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Oh...my....God....!!!!
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
amazing...
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:icondariuszwojtowicz:
dariuszwojtowicz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks so surrealistic. Brilliant idea and execution!
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MVayne Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Genius
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brown-dog95 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, what are they doing to that poor stringed instrument? Looks like an Inquisition!
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novus41 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
superb
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HalitePale Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015   General Artist
This is beautifully bizarre. I really don't know what else to say about it. I don't know anything about this kind of art, nor anything of instruments, so any further commenting from me would probably just be synonyms for amazing. The words "musical foreplay" definitely come to mind... And I'm really wondering at how you've made the "woman" in the middle so damn beautiful! I already used that word :ashamed:
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aristi1982 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist
Amazing work!
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juankmlo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
wow....just wow
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Fritters56 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clap Clap Clap 
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CrudGrub Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.
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TheodenN Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Art.
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