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Lohengrin - The Journey by alarie-tano Lohengrin - The Journey by alarie-tano
Watercolors, 44 x 25 cm.

This is a painting based on a old German saga called Lohengrin.

In this image you see Lohengrin riding a small boat pulled by a friendly swan, who offerd to do this job. (so no animals were harmed in this story ;))
In the story the boat is not described precisely, so I added some details myself :)
Lohengrin is described to carry a golden horn at his belt and a shield painted with the image of a dove. He is the son of Parcival and lives with his father in Monsalvat, the castle of the Grail Kingdom, from where he comes to stand in for a falsely accused maid in a Gods Judge.

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firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The boat looks suspiciously like the paddleboats you can hire on some lakes. Also, isn't he supposed to come up a river instead of over the sea, or is that only in the opera?

Besides, this looks excellent. The waves are really impressive.
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
I'd say those paddleboats look suspiciously like my painting. :D 
And yes, in the end he came up on that river, yet he set out from Montsalvat which is said to be far away. So chances are good that he had to cross some sea to come to that river finally :)
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firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've never been on one of those, but I've got the irresistible urge to hire one and blast Lohengrin while I dash across some random lake.
Sounds rather impracticable. If I were him, and assuming Montsalvat is in Catalonia, I'd ride north to the Biscayne coast, take a trading ship from Santager or Bilbao or so to Flanders, ride until I get to the river Scheldt, get out my trusty friend Swan and ride non-stop to rescue Lady Elsa. Or, dunno, just let God carry me all the way.
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:D:D Would love to see you on that boat...

I would take the boat pulled by a swan, guess that's faster (and more elegant) than to ride anywhere :D
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firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would probably book a cheap flight.
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nonolerobot Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
OSS 117 at the medieval age ! lol :-))))) (a french film with Jean Dujardin where he is a spy like james bond but with french touch and at a moment he uses a barque with a swan form)
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hehe, sounds like a fun film! :)
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nonolerobot Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
OSS 117: Le Caire, nid d'espions (OSS 117: Rio Doesn't Answer)
[link] (imdb link)
i think youn can find it with english subtitles
film by Michel Hazanavicius

;-)
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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puppeteer-for-kings Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Can I have some of your magic, please? Pretty please?

Absolutely stunning - the water is just glorious.
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