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Untitled by alarie-tano Untitled by alarie-tano
Gouache on paper, 30 x 35 cm

Name it yourself.
Interprete yourself.

When I started I had something completely different in mind. This developed from itself. Head is based on a painting by Klimt.
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Critique by oscillatesalot Apr 6, 2009, 5:38:59 PM
I think the subject is very imaginative and the clothing very creative. I would consider maybe just a little bit of color to kind of give her face a bit of life. There is a lot of symmetry in there which kind of reduces the interest level for me. The clothing and ornaments are very cool. The folds in the cloth in the chest are a bit too much and distracting to the my eye. I might consider reducing the amount of light over her head because it's pulling my interest away from the subject. You might consider a bit of a turn and some perspective as the frontal shots are really hard to pull off and a bit unnatural.
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Lucony Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist
It's just impressive. Erinnert mich an den Jugendstil..
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:iconalarie-tano:
alarie-tano Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank!
Vom Jugendstil Klimts wurde ich zu dem Bild inspiriert ;)
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Lucony Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Mhh.. man sollte eben das Kleingedruckte lesen. :)
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
;)
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los-ilusos Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
hey I see a skull below her neck! did you intend to do that?
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:iconalarie-tano:
alarie-tano Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very good. Yes it was intended :) Perhaps you also noticed the brighter folds in the middle under the skull, indicating the teeth :)
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los-ilusos Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
well once I noticed eyes and nose, I started to look for the rest of the face and yes I asumed that those folds were teeth, tougth they appear less obviously than the rest of the face :)
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well, you seem to be one of few who saw that skull at all :) But yes, the teeth are less obvious. The colors had to fit the materials still.
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Anguarius Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   General Artist
Cool necklace :D
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:iconalarie-tano:
alarie-tano Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I think that the frontal pose and the symmetry were fully intended to achieve the impression of something unnatural. It isn't an ordinary portrait after all. For me this lady might be a personification of death or someone like that. AMAZING work!
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You met my intention pretty well with your comment. :) Thank you!
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kirke88 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
yes, she really remind on HIGIEJA,goddess of health by KLIMT - example for the face of femme fatale of his art..but here is some new sense...can I say that this reminds me on winter!?

excellent job, but I don't really no need to say you this, because you are perfect painter, drawer...
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very very much! :) Glad the reference for it showes and you recognized it :)
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mamtokontodlajaj Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Your tolk-pictures are very good (they quite always refer to Howe, am I right?) but this piece of symbolic art is just stunning. :omg:

Need to :+devwatch: your gallery. :)

Tschüs! :)
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Yes my pictures are surely influenced by John Howe's style. He's a great artist! :D
Thanks a lot for the :+devwatch:!
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MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
I love the idea for that necklace and the folds in the top.
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:iconalarie-tano:
alarie-tano Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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singdrossel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Sehr beeindruckend!
Also wenn man dich nicht perfekt in den Barock stecken könnte... schon wieder muss ich an all diese vanitas Stillleben denken und deren Symbolgehalt. Obwohl nein, dann doch also eher Symbolismus.. oder am allerbesten in gar keine Schulblade außer deiner eigenen!
Wenn Frau Bloch-Bauer das sehen würde?
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Ich glaub ich würde mich (zumindest bei diesem Bild) auch eher zum Symbolismus zählen. Wobei in der ersten Idee zu dem Bild noch gar keine Symbolik geplant war. Da hatte das Gesicht noch ganz und gar dekorativen Charakter und anddie Fratzen und die Schädelkette hab ich da noch nicht mal gedacht. Das hat sich irgendwie von selbst alles ergeben.
Ich hoffe Frau Bloch-Bauer wäre mir nicht zu böse ;)
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singdrossel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Leider kann man die Zeit nicht zurückdrehen und sie fragen..., aber an ihrer Stelle würd ich mich geehrt fühlen :P
Mhh jedenfalls interessant zu hören wie sich das entwickelt hat! Man muss halt doch beim kreativen Schaffensprozess flexibel sein, sonst vermasselt man sich die Chance so ein "Ergebnis" zu bekommen und das wäre doch (zumindest mal hierbei) schade gewesen...
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Ja sie hält halt so schön still, da ist es leicht sie zu malen :D

Das Bild war was den Schaffensprozess angeht schon irgendwie was besonderes, weil es sich eben während der Vorzeichnungs- und sogar der Ausführungsphase noch geändert hat. Normalerweise änder ich zu dem Zeitpunkt nur noch Farben oder Kleinigkeiten.
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ascer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very mystical and symbolic ... like that. But foremost the cold and somehow frozen face catched me from the first look.

... and again your background blending!
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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ascer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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namesjames Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Great image, very engaging. I like all the subtle Skulls:)
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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LG-Young Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
This image has haunted me for a couple of days now. Still no title, but it oddly reminds me of WWI.....
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Perhaps it reminded you at WWI because of the oldfashioned clothing. ;)
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LG-Young Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Perhaps. ;) I think it's also the pale countenance and the sense of being in a trench, or grave...
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely possible. And the black and white perhaps increases the impression as we are used to pictures from that time to be black and white, too.
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LG-Young Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
:nod: Absolutely.
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starrynienna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's simply beautiful, from the contrast of textures/patterns (fissured stone wall vs. dotted soft shawl) to the effect of backlight. Nice reinterpretation of the warm gold Hygieia. So interesting to see where it went from where it started.

I have more than one decodings in mind.

Is the dress Nanni-inspired? ;)

Ooh and the stone walls hide more secrets! :D Just noticed!
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, Imo!
The "backlight" actually wasn't intended as backlight, I just loved the contrast :D
Yes, the dress is Nanni inspired. Had her on my table (Nanni is a doll for those who are wondering now :P).
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starrynienna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
"Had her on my table (Nanni is a doll for those who are wondering now :P)."

:D
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This a really powerful, haunting piece. Particularly like what you have done with the skull motif. Nice work, man :)
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, Andy!
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aryundomiel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is ...great! the shading is perfect but I don't think I like it for that reason... her skeleton necklace is fantastic! I would call it "our mother of death" the title came to my mind as I saw it....to me it'll have this title ;) great job !
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Nice title. But I think I will keep it named "Untitled", because that's unbiased and doesn't create any assoziations.
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aryundomiel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes no prob...;) it was just the title I gave to it in my mind...nice job !
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CleWeR Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also mir fällt sofort die Schädelkette auf, was hast du da noch drin versteckt`? ^^
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Heyyy, schonmal sehr gut (die Falten des Kleides sind übrigens die Zähne). Es sind noch ein paar Fratzen "versteckt".
Die Symbole auf den Ketten haben auch noch eine Bedeutung. Aber die sind ja nicht wirklich versteckt.
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FelixKlee Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Ich vergas. Du bist ja Deutscher. :D
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Ja ;)
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FelixKlee Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
I saw I and thought "Hey is it Judith?!" Then I read your description. Don´t make your Klimtinspiration that obvious. ;) It´s fun to guess :D
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Wow didn't thing someone would really recognize it.
But there is much more hidden in the picture. ;)
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