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De l'aube
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Published: May 4, 2003
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Two years passed since I uploaded the first version of De l'aube here on deviantART. One thing you didn't know, that version was not complete.

After one month of work, I am proud to present you the completed version of that painting.
-Louis-Thomas P. on June 20th, 2005.



On this day, the death of spring is imminent...

De l'aube

J’ai vu un homme se noyer, ce matin, à l’aube
Égaré de silences, de lourdes splendeurs
J’ai goûté cette forêt s’élever dans l’ombre
Telle une aile, se replie et désire s’échapper

Une voix lointaine, et pourtant si présente
Qu’insinue en moi la plus pure décadence
Le vice croît, mon cœur bat; je me sens avilir
Cette paix, et ce calme, qui voudraient m’envahir


(Translated: )

I saw a man drown, this morning, at dawn
Distraught of silences, of heavy magnificence
I tasted the trees rising into the shadows
As the wing, it withdraws (into itself) and ask to escape

A voice, distant, but so tangible
Insinuate in me a pure decadence
The vice grows, the heart beats; I see myself degrading
This peace, this calmness, that should be invading



Words of encouragement, personnal thoughts and interpretations are very welcome.

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Comments (128)
Chocolate-Kunai's avatar
Amazing. It looks so real... You've talent.
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vikito232's avatar
Ooo! That's really really cool. Good job!
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skarzynscy's avatar
skarzynscy|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You! Your Foto (?) is like my dream.
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thomasxarcane's avatar
Thank you very much :) It is not a photo, but a painting
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calisa's avatar
so cool and really sensetive:) thanks for sharing cause it realy effects me:)
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thomasxarcane's avatar
Thank you for your encouragements :)
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calisa's avatar
:)you're welcome
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acida's avatar
i really like this, but i think the girl, something is not right with her. i think would have been better if it was another girl, or was another color of the girl so she would fit into the bg, because she looks real copy/paste misplaced you know. but i really dig the forest and the hollow dude, mostly the hollow dude.
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thomasxarcane's avatar
Thank you for your critique :)
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grislyvomit's avatar
wow cool ^^
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grislyvomit's avatar
my pleasure :)
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tigi-si's avatar
Awesome..
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thomasxarcane's avatar
Thank you :) Would you like to share with me why exactly do you like this photo? I would love to read your thoughts on this!
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tigi-si's avatar
I like how she stands out. I mean the vibrant colors that hit you right in the eye. She's practically the first thing you notice.
Then the spirit. I firstly thought this was a photomanipulation.

For some reason she looks like 'hope' in this picture.
You know, the only 'strong' thing on it.
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thomasxarcane's avatar
:) This is exactly how I've always seen this painting as it evolved under my brushes. Thank you for your comment and... thank you for remembering me the time when I created this painting. Sincerely.

I wish you a nice evening
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endofjulia's avatar
I love how she stands out, and with the poem...

It's like she really is watching. There but not completely, and doesn't belong within the situation. She can't experience exactly what the man is feeling, and witnessing is as close as she can come to fully knowing.

While she's not really there, neither is he with the way he is translucent. It's the perfect connection. Well done:)
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FurryKnight's avatar
Fantastic ....love it.... the contrast of purple to all the green.....

and the poem to bring you back to what the real centre is.....the drowned soul...

:relaxed:
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mscheviousangel's avatar
:clap: Wonderful work... well put together. Her sadness can be felt. I love it!!!! :heart:
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afterworth's avatar
wow! really great :clap:
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thomasxarcane's avatar
Thank you, sincerely. :)

Oh and I'd be curious to know why did you find my painting great, if you wish to share it with me. Thank you once again :)
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afterworth's avatar
I looked at your painting several time to find either it's super imposed picture or not and it's really great when I found that you've painted it! Keep it up a good work dude!!! :D
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soys's avatar
Image très poétique et superbe. Le texte est sublime lui aussi
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metalove's avatar
Very nice. n.n
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