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In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus, the god of craftsmanship, to create her and he did, using water and earth. The gods endowed her with many talents. Hence her name: Pandora, "all-gifted".

When Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Epimetheus, Prometheus' brother. With her, Pandora had a box which she was not to open under any circumstance. Impelled by her natural curiosity, Pandora opened the box, and all evil contained escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the lid, but the whole contents of the jar had escaped, except for one thing which lay at the bottom, and that was Hope.

BUT…

Most scholars contend that Pandora's "box" is a mistranslation, and her "box" may have been a large jar or vase, forged from the earth, perhaps because of similarities in shape between a jar and a woman's uterus There is also evidence to suggest that Pandora herself was the "jar".
The original Greek text from 700 BC of Hesiod's Works and Days, whence we get the earliest extant story of Pandora and the jar, does not specify exactly what was in the box Pandora opened.

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AnmlBri Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. I love the way the box is arranged so that Pandora herself is in the box. Cool concept.
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vampiresdesire Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Amazing job.
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Divadlo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Thank you very much :D
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vampiresdesire Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
You're welcome. :3
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Neuroticart Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap::clap:
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Divadlo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
:bow:

:hug:
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Neuroticart Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
This amazing work has been submited on the dA news: [link] :D
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
:D
thanks!
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JanMurphyPhoto Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Photographer
stunning visual and powerful words..... interesting about Pandora indeed - didn't know all of that myth. thank you.
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Thank you so much I'm glad you liked it
:D
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JanMurphyPhoto Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Photographer
how could I not like it? xx
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Your amazing shot has been featured here: [link] in celebration of Artistic Nudes Week :D
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:iconrubenasecas:
Rubenasecas Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Genial!!! que colores!!!!
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Gracias :D
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:iconmisterywoman:
MisteryWoman Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
wow... great work
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Thank you ! :D
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eldawo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
wow.... are you killing pepople for photos like this?? i cant even imagine how someone can take photo like this... its amazing, wonderfull, beautiful, wow, great... amazing work Mr. David senior!
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
heheheeh no she's not dead, I swear! ;)
I'm really happy you liked it Pan David
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:iconeldawo:
eldawo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
mmm... well, o.k. señor David
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:icondanydrummer:
danydrummer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007   Photographer
i love this one, i love the concept!!! :+fav:
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
thank you so much :D
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
the open box makes the viewer think - is Pandora the mayhem or the unleasher of the mayhem?
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
exactly! that's what I want to to do, the container or the object containded? :D
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GrayDay Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Professional Photographer
I LOVE that pandora (in your photos) is IN the box (jar vase, whathaveyou). very interesting
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
thank you, yes she's in the box but at the same time she's the box and out the box :)
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:icontietgale:
tietgale Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
me recuerda al Cristo hipercúbico de Dalí ...excelente Galery ... felicidades !!
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
oye pues mil gracias por la comparación, y el comentario
saludos :hug:
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:icontietgale:
tietgale Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
de nada ... ;)
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
acabo de buscar el cristo hipercubico heehheeh ahora veo por que.. hhihihhiih podria ser una variacion pero en este caso el cuerpo protegiendose a si mismo despues de una crucifixion :P
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:icontietgale:
tietgale Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
no lo conocias?
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
si pero no lo ubicaba
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:icontietgale:
tietgale Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
Ok, tienes una Gallery excelente amigo ...
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
gracias!!!! :hug:
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bouncingferrit Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stupid latin mistranslations of a box which was really a jar! Haha.

loveloveloveloveeeeee this picture so much. You are a very talented arteeeest. Peace&Love :heart:
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
jajaajajajaj yeah I know how translators could be sometimes :P
thanks for the comment :D
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GoldenSpoon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
i love this image!
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
:D
:hug:
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zemotion Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Photographer
I think this series is really very successful, you managed to keep similar lightings and dynamic/impact with the images consistent, yet with enough variations and props to make it interesting.

I absolutely love the board, if you look at the Hermes one that I love so much, there is a little bit of back/rim light on the other side of the main light source. That one has more shadow/contrast, more mystery. I wish it could be similar with this one, a stronger cast, still seeing details enough, and a little bit of rim light on the other side. The colours are a little different from the others, as a series, I'm not sure if it's your intention not to, personally I'd prefer if the tonalities of contrast and colours are more similar. Then again I this is just my suggestion. Great work. :)
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Divadlo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Yes, the colours and tonalities, are the same as the others in the "printed version" this is a first version and I haven't had the time to upload the new tonal correction version, yes it's quite diferet this one, soon I'll update it. and you are right about the light, in all the light position is almost the same buuuut in this one was made in the floor so the cast of light didn't quite reach the model for being so low. I should have moved the light lower.
:D thanks
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zemotion Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007  Professional Photographer
ah okay, hehehe thanks for explaining xD
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elgus Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Muchas felicidades por el premio que te dieron por esta foto


Saludotes
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elgus Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Muchas felicidades por el premio que te dieron por esta foto


Saludotes
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Divadlo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
Muchas gracias Gus!!! :D
saludos desde el otro lado del escritorio jejejeejej
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cuervoscuro Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Professional Writer
Tu serie de mitología es realmente algo que vale la pena ver más de cerca, en particular me gustó esta imágen y la de Aracné :thumbsup:
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Me da gusto, gracias! si esta es de mis favoritas tambien
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Guerillaphotography Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
beautiful lighting and a beutiful image
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:icondivadlo:
Divadlo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Thanks mate! I'm glad you liked it! :D
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shAtzyShelL Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007  Student Photographer
sisi :D ha proprio ragione mamma ( ~coloriatempera ) a segnalarti nel suo journal :D
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Divadlo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
:D non lo sapevo :boogie:
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