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Naumachia

By flaviobolla
Commissioned work for cracked.com. This was one of the most interesting pictures I ever had to paint! I really got sucked into the roman stuff and learned quite a few details that I didn't know yet.

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cradleframe's avatar
sweet, i heard this actually happened in roman history as part of the arena entertainment. captivating piece
KristianTsvetanov's avatar
This is so utterly and amazingly badass!
Equeto's avatar
Magnificent!!!
AnnaRDunster's avatar
Bet that was a pain to clean up after.
phyrexianrevoker's avatar
Why should I watch gladiators fighting if I could watch ships battling themselves in an arena?
Epic
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TheAstrologist's avatar
Wow.... This amazing! Why doesn't this have a DD??
Toogrro's avatar
Beautiful picture. Very atmospheric, expressive and charming artwork. And...for some reason this picture reminds me of the ancient Rome. Perfectly :)
Nightwing-Kain's avatar
Wow....ein Wasserkolosseum (?). Wenn es das ist was ich denke und meine, dass es das ist dann...richtig toll und episch, aber auch...ziemlich gefährlich für alle Zuschauer wenn sie nicht als Zielscheibe für umherfliegende Holz- und Metallsplitter enden wollen *lach*

Wie immer einfach eine Meisterarbeit, lieber Herr Flavio x)
ArjakMitra's avatar
nero's circus
awesome
ruuk-ve's avatar
That is truly amazing. Such detail! You really do have an abundance of talent, my friend. Nice job! ^^
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Tafuri42's avatar
Oh Sweetness!. I have seen so few paintings of this event.
3InkSheep's avatar
You silly old wasp. <3
The-Raven-Soul's avatar
Woah... fantastic scene going on here! May I ask how you make the water look so realistic? I'm trying to learn how to work with paints as of late.
Krynkurosaki's avatar
Amazing scene! It'd be perfect for an animated movie! :)
automnal-glimpse's avatar
Wow, this piece is so epic. It's amazing.
LaDraw's avatar
! Wow, Stunning!, i wish i could paint like you! <3 you just made me fall in love with this,

I guessed it was the coliseum when i laid eyes on it! i was taught about it and how they filled it with later and did re-enactments of great sea battles! I love the roman times if you haven't noticed! xD
XelfrepuslaX's avatar
Amazing, I like how you did the coliseum. I'm guessing you got a few interesting facts from it like, the coliseum could fill up with water and have ship battles. But I digress, I love it. It just fits together perfectly. I think that seeing a live ship battle like that would actually be so awesome o.O
snartha's avatar
I just looked this up on Wikipedia... I would way rather see one of these than go to the movies. Just sayin'.
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