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Chiaroscuro III by valkenburg Chiaroscuro III by valkenburg
oil-painting on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, (c) Jeroen van Valkenburg
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Given 2005-02-22
An oil painting that is amazingly simple in composition and subject, but hauntingly riveting in execution: Chiaroscuro III by ~valkenburg. The title, Chiaroscuro, refers to the strong lighting contrasts used in the painting. Caravaggio is well known for his genius with this painting technique. ( Suggested by WielderOfTwilight and Featured by alchemism )
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La-Dolly-Vita Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
:clap: Great work, congrats on the DD :deviation:
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
Thanks!
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ememist Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006
wow
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006
Thanks!
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Ka0 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005
WOW! the sadness in the yes is so amazing, and the dark shadows and the colorsis awesome. its very sad adn powerful.
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005
Thanks for your really great comment!
J.
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Invader-Kym Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
You..............painted................ .........THAT?!

you are officially amazing.
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
Thanks for the really great comment!
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TonHaring Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Somehow I missed this DD... I like it a lot!
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005
Thanks Ton! This was my first DD!
Jeroen
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Blue-Pearl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
very good job
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KuKu-DeSyN Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
very haunting vibe, pretty cool pic, gj :+fav:
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aged Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is a painting i could stare at for days!
my eyes said: thanks!
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Your eyes are welcome!
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Blood-Runner Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
okay just browsing around the site because I can and I stopped scrolling around when it came to your painting.... As I look at it, I'm thinking "Wow! Whoever took that Picture is a really good photagrapher..." However, when I clicked on it, it ended up being a wonderful oil painting!! Holey Moley, You're good!!!
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Thanks for your great comment!
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Blood-Runner Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
You're quite welcome!
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simmo-g Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
hey hella nice work there, the eyes are so deep n meaningful, your quite the artist. =)
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Thanks for your comment! Most appreciated!
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KTart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Congrats on the daily deviation! It's very good- full of emotion. Very well done! It seems as if he was painted to make him look unattractive- The small eyes added to this.
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Thanks! I always try to put as much emotion as possible into my paintings!
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Nisroc Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005  Hobbyist
The nose is a bit lop-sided. (thought you needed something other than blind praise today...not that I wouldn't be more than happy to extol you much praise...)
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Thanks for your critical comment!
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firstmateick-e Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
awesome.
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XeroKZ Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Truly amazing. I've just been starting to work on color work, mighty impressive.
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
THANKS!!!
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NSH Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005  Professional Photographer
wow really amazing
wonderful depth and use of shadows my friend
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Thank you so much!
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ThatGuyOnTheStreet Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
:faint: Haunting indeed. This will be on the walls of my mind tonight...:+fav:
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Thanks for your great comment! Most appreciated!
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AudreyT Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Very cool. Looks like a photograph.
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Thank you!
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alimei Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Stunning; you my friend are truly a talent! Thank you for sharing this wonderful work of art
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Thanks for your wonderful comment!!!
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razielxbox Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005   Digital Artist
Hey check out my Fairie Deviant! [link]
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ViiX3 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005   Digital Artist
I love it!
Very well done my friend!
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Thanks!!!
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beckycloonan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005  Professional
gorgeous. it's like if rembrant did artwork for diablo... or something. Damn this is slick. I used to work a lot in oils, but now I stick to ink work. This has some great sensability regarding the shadow and use of light and color. great form in the face too, i really dig.
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Thank you for your most interesting comment! Most appreciated!
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xEXILEDx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Great stuff. I am just starting to paint really.
I have my current peice in my journal.
Du you have a picture of the thing that inspired this? or the original photo if there was one?
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
No, I didn't use a photo. I looked into a mirror while painting this to get the dimensions of the face right, so it looks a little bit like me!
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xEXILEDx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Ah. I was wondering about the hilights and shadows...
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xEXILEDx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Great stuff. I am just starting to paint really.
I have my current peice in my journal.
Du you have a picture of the thing that inspired this? or the original photo if there was one?
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OllieTeo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
wow. o_o the composition of this piece is absolutely astounding.
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Thanks!
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TheMinttu Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005  Student Digital Artist
Oooo-oooh my god.
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Ceal Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Wow.
This reminds me of Bhaal from Diablo 2. There's one picture where he also comes out of the dark and it has the same colorscheme. And you know what? I LOVE BHAAL!
This face looks so depressed and unpredictable. Really scary.
I'm more afraid of such picture than of those with monsters full of blood and 545334 inch teeth.
Great job!
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Thanks for your really great comment! I see it as compliment when my work scares people. It means it can evoke emotions.
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tailan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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it's smells like helnwein style...
however great job...
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valkenburg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
???My work is completely different from Helnwein...his work is photo-realistic, mine is defenitely not.
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