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Avarice by ArtOfTheMystic Avarice by ArtOfTheMystic
acrylic on canvas, 1973
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erythele Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! I featured you here: [link]
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Cosmotrinus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wonder, really enjoyed this work
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rachelab74 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!! Sorry for lack of better commentating!! :blush:
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UniquelyYours Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
I love the disfiguration of this face. Very lucid-
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RoseyBlue Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
wow. this is amazing.
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ChaosKatie Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one left me somewhat speechless. Avarice is an understatement.
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SandraPelly Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I am really enjoying your posts on DA, very imaginative with beautifull flow. The texture in this one is amazing.
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Dshark Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Wow. Otto, I not only respect you as an amazing artist but as a huge vault of information aswell! I truly enjoy picking up tidbits of information form the responces you give! To tell you the truth dA isnt used to high quality art like yours. Bravo.

Excelent work on the painting aswell!
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gromyko Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
goog gracious is that you otto? just kidding...this one reminds me of
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
guess everyone goes through a Renaissance Master mode. Interesting - he's is Arcimboldi, most of which is housed in Vienna, since the Habsburgs collected it (and most of Bosch also).
Cheers
Otto
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gromyko Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
gotta love achimboldo...or arcimboldi...the very first anscestor along with bosch, of surrealism!!!:-)...the habsburg you say? Isnt that a royal family?
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
yes. Holy Roman Emperors until 1806, Austrian Emperors until the end of WWI in 1918. The Empirical Roman Crown still resides in the treasury in Vienna.
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gromyko Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I remember hearing that name from my history class...thanks for refreshing...
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Very bizarre work. Very nice colors and nice textures. How do you get this texture on the background?
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
bg texture: acrylic underpaint, fully dried, misted with alcohol, then powdered gold dusted over and wiped off again.
Haven't done this anymore for thirty years.
Cheers
Otto
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Physite Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007   Traditional Artist
how do you achieve such a high quality finish in what seems like a short amont of time? how do you work? I'm interested because your paintings are have quality far beyond mine
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
this past decade, haven't produced much. When this one was done, in the seventies, I had learned to work fast and some shortcuts from my surrealist predecessors. Too much to explain here, but research the technique of decalcomania, you might find some answers there.
Cheers
Otto
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Physite Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007   Traditional Artist
thanks for your reply
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Dshark Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Intresting tequnique, according to Wiki I used to enjoy that in kindergarten.
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
you enjoyed it, so why stop? Many variations of the technique can be explored. I will pick it up again, and this time combine with what I learned from some of you guys in digital........
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Dshark Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Student Digital Artist
You can do it digitally?
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
not really, what I meant was to combine the two, like use decalcomania as a starting point and then work it over in digital. I do like the 'get down and dirty - hands on stuff'. I thought of cloning images together, kind of done that in painting in a way by first getting a big mess on the canvas, then painting it out backwards. Now I could just use photoshop on the raw image.....
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Dshark Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Mmmm...
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TonHaring Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning indeed!
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smartmonkeee Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
this is stunning... i assume that you took a photo of this... if i may suggest that you focus on one part of the artwork, so that your camera has a focal point to work with. that should help to clean up the shot more... it is just a suggestion as i really don't know what kind of camera you used. :D
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ArtOfTheMystic Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
this was an old picture somebody else took for me. Thanks for the comment.

Cheers
Otto
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smartmonkeee Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
ah i see now... makes sense... was it taken at the artist's reception following some wine? :D
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