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Totem of Folly
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By Karolusdiversion   |   Watch
Published: October 24, 2013
But tell me, by Jupiter, what part of man's life is that that is not sad, crabbed, unpleasant,
insipid, troublesome, unless it be with seasoned with pleasure, that is to say, folly?

Erasmus of Rotterdam, "The Praise of Folly".

An appropriate soundtrack (not to be missed!):
Arcangelo Corelli - Sonata, Op.5, No.12 www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHRdFI…

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Credits:
For the characters in this scene I used the following photos by :iconmjranum-stock:: fav.me/d1ae6j5 and fav.me/d31l4m5
The banknotes from all-free-download.com
Everything else was created with my own resources (Tools: Gimp, Inkscape, Pinta, Fotoxx).
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Totem of Folly is licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Adhere strictly to the dictates of the license)

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If someone want to read The Praise of Folly by Erasmus of Rotterdam, but does not have the possibility to find the book, I can provide links to sites
where you can download it (free). Just send me a note specifying one or more of the following languages: Latin, English, Italian, French, Spanish.
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marcelflisiukProfessional Traditional Artist
Good work and nice contrast with the dark and light colors.
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Hi Marcel. Thank you very much for the comment. :)
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bear48Professional
sweet job
LancelotPrice's avatar
As long as folly produces harmless fun and satisfaction, it's more than okay with me.
Karolusdiversion's avatar
Yes, a little healthy madness is the basis of geniality... sometimes :D
My work is satirical: the stupid folly of many creates the wealth of a few.
LancelotPrice's avatar
Sometimes it creates disappointment and sadness though.
Karolusdiversion's avatar
Yes. Most of the times it is so, unfortunately...
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buggs38Hobbyist General Artist
belle liasse ! ;-)
Karolusdiversion's avatar
Ahh... Oui, la folie d'un grand nombre fait la richesse de quelques-uns! :foolsmoney:
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buggs38Hobbyist General Artist
le drame de l'humanité !
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gigi50Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet for me it looks like Workout time :lmao: 
Karolusdiversion's avatar
Workout Dummy Eheh... in a certain sense: yes :D
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