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death and the maiden 1

acrylic on canvas - 2004
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© 2004 - 2021 paperskull
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Really dig the picture. Did you use colored pencil? What about the red in the background how was that done? I really like that style. Very traditional.
NMAAR's avatar
it’s acrylic on canvas
nilescclover's avatar
wickedly done, great job! I love it actually!
mistertrece's avatar
EPIC. Cant describe it better. Fucking EPIC.
offermoord's avatar
Hi, I featured your work in my journal [link]
nicolepitchit's avatar
So dark and cryptic, I love it...
halfdemonsoulreaver's avatar
Love this shot and the symbolisms... All wild men after they meet the maiden die... However where is the ressurection? ;)
awesome pic though mate... cheers
paperskull's avatar
he's the maiden she's death - no ressurection, there's no coming back and besides, it's a repetetion af an old motif dating back from 15somethingcentury - thanx again dude
halfdemonsoulreaver's avatar
I understand the motif...however I think that many of these motifs are things that, like mythology, help explain ourselves to ourselves... I guess I take the Joseph Campbell approach... but I think the ressurection motif is something that has been ingrained in our mind and souls from the past and is further exacerbated by a modern society with our highly mobile labour force... but still love the pic... ;)
Jalwah's avatar
really an interesting piece
beautifully done

i really like to know more about this pic.. about the background of it...
paperskull's avatar
well... ok but it'll be a long one, first of all it's the first in a series of 3 paintings concerning the 'death and the maiden ' motif, where eatch painting takes it's own angle on the whole "how we humans look on death, life and stuff". No. 1 is inspired by the rather bleak point of veiw, of the late 15hundreds in europe, on death. here death is an evil horribly scary thing indeed (what with the devil and a vengeful god and the likes). No 2 is the 1800 more optimistic version were science and philosophy has warped the minds of men way beyond the ignorance and stupidity of a relegiously controlled worldveiw. And finally no. 3 is the modern version where death and man has changed sides of the table so to speak and we no longer fear it but tell ourselves we can control it. thats that in short terms, they are originally my exam assignment at my old artschool and I wrote an exam paper on the subject, so I could go on and on and on and on... there is also some symbolism in the peices, like the lillies (and anchient roman symbol for virginity) and how death treats the lillies (aka the maiden), but anyway thanks for taking an interest - you: :horns:
la-te-ra-lus's avatar
Tell me why this makes me think of Knights Templar
baudelaire999's avatar
I don't know what to say. I love it soooo much.
BittersweetLuna's avatar
Amazing work...what a wickedly addictive piece! :yum:
RiP9's avatar
necroFEELia ;)
Ceriadwen's avatar
Very impressive! Very dramatic and beautiful.
uvita's avatar
:wow: I'm breathless
must give :+fav:
jenansul's avatar
It's interesting, but I really like the pose of the woman/death... thing. It's hot.
azmodeo's avatar
wow... WOW....
both bodies are amazingly well done...
i dont know but it gives me a mexican look...
there is a celebration to death...

gothma666's avatar
I really like this, its not something i would deliberatly go out and purchase....but its different and rather striking
difficultRETARD's avatar
This is just amazing! One is envious...
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