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Serenade With Strings -oil painting

By borda
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oil on canvas, 60x80cm
Inspired by Vermeer's "Allegory of Painting"
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5242x3863px 14.09 MB
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© 2015 - 2021 borda
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Petah55's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

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)
borda's avatar
thank you so much dear Peter!
Petah55's avatar
You're very welcome, thank you for sharing this piece!
queenmotherbug's avatar

This is stunning! The imagery is haunting and disturbing, yet fascinating.

tenub's avatar
Society has a problem.
TheHalogen131's avatar
Stunning, gorgeous and very suggestive. I love it.
TENGEAR's avatar
hansgphotography's avatar
Beautiful Magic Thank You
Danner007's avatar
its pretty cool....
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minininja13's avatar
reminds me of one of those can you spot the hidden objects type games :) fantastic work
Imprestoart's avatar
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 ?
SuperFlyJack's avatar
 are those brass instruments getting off on torching that string  instrument?  What is that one guy going to do with that tuning fork? 
I can't sleep thinking that someone actually owns this piece & that someone isn't ME!! :(
TheDarkHeretic's avatar
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  !
Minnosh's avatar
great work my friend!
GalactaKnight32's avatar
I have no words.....just....
Amazing!
70R4N's avatar
Aaamazing work! :faint:
marijeberting's avatar
Great art Clap Clap Clap 
stellartcorsica's avatar
Amazing as usual!!
Great piece of art !
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