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Ozymandius by Keithspangle Ozymandius by Keithspangle
Oil on canvas 14"x18" The title is based on the poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozymandi… and not on the comic book character. I posted an unfinished version of this on my old DA page but never completed the piece until a friend saw it and mentioned "money".
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HopefulZero Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A stunning painting! (I love the title and the poem it's named for.) The juxtaposition of space and the ancient sculpture really lends to a unique viewing experience. Awesome work! Love 
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  That poem has been a favorite of mine for almost 50 years now! :)
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HopefulZero Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, your respect for the poem shines through in this amazing painting! :D (Big Grin) Your work is fantastic!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)  Thank you from the hand that mocks and the heart that feeds!
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HopefulZero Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D (Big Grin)  You're welcome! 
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Alsii Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Beautiful work
Thank you!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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RayGriffin83 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Man...this is amazing
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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grisador Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Ancient Aliens ! :)

Very good
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  This was inspired originally by the ruins at Adiyaman Nemrut Mountain.
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grisador Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
You are welcome :)

I see now; Do you know Göbekli tepe ?
World's known most ancient civilazation founded there only recently; the artifacts\buildings are even older than pyramids & stonhedge ! :O
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have seen shows on TV and have read a few articles about it.  It is stunning!  I understand that the builders deliberately buried it, but no one knows why.
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grisador Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
İndeed ! :D

İts slightly creepy to think Why the former natives buried their works; what if they need to hide them from some'thing' ?
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am guessing they were hiding their sacred site from an enemy....I guess they were not so different from us.
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grisador Featured By Owner Edited Aug 22, 2015
I wonder what kind of 'enemy' this much advanced civilazation can ever has

Atlantis ? Mu ? Aliens ?! :o
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoever they were, they have vanished without a trace.  Meanwhile, Gobekli tepe remains, so perhaps its builders won in the end
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LadyFemmeFatale Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
masterpiece!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)  Thank you!
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful!!!!!!!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I hope to do a larger version of this some day!
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow..!You're very welcome:heart::hug:
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
amazing painting..so surreal!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!:)  And thank you for the D-watch!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...er, sorry.  Thank you for the fave!:)

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yanadhyana Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Magnificent work, I like the idea and composition.
This work evokes nostalgia and very pleasant experiences (:
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!(Spasibo!)  When I was a child  my father's work took us overseas to Jordan, Greece and Turkey...I grew to love old ruins and antiquities.  I also love the poem "Ozymandius" so it was easy to put the two together.  And I would love it if old ruins were discovered on one of the moons of Jupiter:D
Thank you for the faves!
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Loki911 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I'm feeling this one, beautiful
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  That is always good to hear...like I made a difference to someone.  And thank you for the D-watch!:)
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Placi1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I am glad you finally made it. Great!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  Good to be painting again

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Placi1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
=P (Razz)
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fakefake87 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I love the details and the style of your painting :D
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!:)
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amazingostriche Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Nice concept
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  I have always liked the poem that inspired this.
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attiacygni Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nicest thing I've seen today!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!:)
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I worried that it was too monochromatic.

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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome. Nah, it looks great!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad to hear it! :D
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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LincolnAlgirWest Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist
You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmm...I guess it does look a bit like Charleton Heston.  And thanks for the fave!:)
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Arcalian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Well I'm glad you finished it, for whatever reason!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now to put in in a box and ship it off!

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