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Offline Dukas

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Tantalus painting
« on: Mon, 2007-01-08, 11:53:25 »
When Pepper's Ghost was released, I was going through an experience that's perfectly captured in Tantulus. After 'surviving the ordeal' I made a painting inspired by the Arena-song (and my own experiences):

http://www.hugo-artwork.nl/site%20hugo%202006%20images/tantulus.JPG

Of course it's called 'Tantulus'. I use pencils and brushes with watercolor on paper. Hope you like it!

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 2007-01-08, 20:28:42 »
I do, Dukas. Pretty nice work. Wish i could paint like that.  *horns*

I don't think it is linked to Tantalus though. I think that handles a different subject.

But nevertheless:  8)

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 2007-01-08, 20:41:41 »
Great Job, Dukas. I like it a lot. If you had a larger version of it, I'd make it my background image :) Beautiful Lady there, and I might be able to imagine the tantalus torments you must have been through.

Hehe, not only do I wish I could paint *like that*, but I wish I could paint *at all*...

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 2007-01-08, 21:37:53 »
Yeah Dukas that's really good! :o

I also had a look at your website and I was amazed!
You've got real talent!

But I too fail to see "Tantalus" in your picture. Other than that there's a nice woman and I am not able to get in the picture...
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And what exactly is the "something" in the lowleft?

Other than that, good job! ;)

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 2007-01-13, 21:57:32 »
Thanks for the feedback & the welcome, guys!

As for the link with Tantulus: to me it's a song about wanting someone badly, someone who's sometimes very close and sometimes totally unreachable ('the closer I get, the futher I am'), filling one with a longing one would rather be freed of ('this is my thanks and this is my curse'). A young lady that sometimes shows you heaven but also drags you through hell ('trust in no one').
Of course I could have painted the Greek myth that Clive talked about in relation to this song, which would have been a more obvious illustration of the lyrics, but  I wanted to paint something more personal.

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 2007-01-15, 20:41:35 »
I got the connection right away. Like song lyrics, paintings impress each person a little differently, based on their personal experiences.
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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 2007-02-17, 23:56:02 »
really nice painting! Is the chick an actress? She looks familiar, I think I know her but I can't remember the name!
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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 2007-07-26, 14:34:08 »
Wow - amazing painting!Just like those on your homepage.
I think I'll never touch a brush again...

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 2007-07-26, 17:14:01 »
Indeed a very good painting! (She looks a little like Angelina Jolie, a little :P)

Wow - amazing painting!Just like those on your homepage.
I think I'll never touch a brush again...
Why not? Just because someone has a style that you think is better than yours, doesn't mean he/she actually is better ;) And even if the quality isn't as high, it should not stop you from expressing yourself in a creative way :) Painted and stuff is fun 8)

I used to think my drawings were crap because I compared them to my brothers drawings, and even later when I developed my own style I still compared them... Until the moment my brother took a look at my drawings and told me he wished he could draw like me :o I was like: "Whaaaat!? I always thought the same of you". There are so many styles, so you can't really compare. Is Rembrandt better than van Gogh, or Picasso?

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 10:20:47 »
Well, I guess that was just my way of saying "I'm VERY impressed by the paintings"...  :)

In fact I did touch a brush again - this weekend when I finished one of my own paintings.  ;)
However, I think they can never compare with what this guy is doing!

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 10:24:33 »
However, I think they can never compare with what this guy is doing!
That's for us to decide!

Post it here!!

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 10:33:21 »
I really liked most of your work ....  very impressive.

Have you ever thought of portraying the Arena-boys in a group-portait?

BTW, I think it's TantAlus...


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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 10:53:25 »
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That's for us to decide!

Post it here!!

;D

NO WAY!!! (What I'm doing is a completely different kind of "art" - I'm not sure it should be posted here...)
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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 11:51:08 »
As for the link with Tantulus: to me it's a song about wanting someone badly, someone who's sometimes very close and sometimes totally unreachable ('the closer I get, the futher I am'), filling one with a longing one would rather be freed of ('this is my thanks and this is my curse'). A young lady that sometimes shows you heaven but also drags you through hell ('trust in no one').
Of course I could have painted the Greek myth that Clive talked about in relation to this song, which would have been a more obvious illustration of the lyrics, but  I wanted to paint something more personal.

Thanks for the link to your beautiful painting, Dukas, and for your story about it. Very touching.

The girl is very beautiful - and luring, as you note.

Ile2006 wrote: "really nice painting! Is the chick an actress? She looks familiar, I think I know her but I can't remember the name!"

She looks to me like Victoria (Posh Spice) Beckham. Maybe she was the one who was on your mind, Ile. Despite all the hype, Vicky actually has a very sweet face, and also seems sweet and authentic, so I understand Dave's enthusiasm. (But each to his; I'm enthusiastic bout my lady.)

Bluepony, I'm a'guessin that your hot on Kandinsky.

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 11:55:34 »
JJ II:  Have you ever thought of portraying the Arena-boys in a group-portrait?

Bluepony:  What I'm doing is a completely different kind of "art" - I'm not sure it should be posted here...

Nicky:  Wow, the Arena guys, in Nature's dress!

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« Reply #15 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:43:44 »

Bluepony, I'm a'guessin that your hot on Kandinsky.

Nicky.

Er... that too!  ;)
However, I mainly do paintings for people who ask me to do something specially for them, e. g. a friend wanted some sunflowers, another friend wanted lemons and oranges to match their dining room, etc. But like I said, no big deal - and not much art I'm afraid (a 5-year-old could do the same!).  ;) ;)

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:45:30 »
I'm still very curious. Does this forum have an art-section? Then we can all show of our stuff :)

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:47:01 »

Bluepony:  What I'm doing is a completely different kind of "art" - I'm not sure it should be posted here...

Nicky:  Wow, the Arena guys, in Nature's dress!

Nicky.

LOL! Nice idea. I'd give it a try if you can convince them to pose for me naked!  ;D

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:48:19 »
Yeah, Appy, for sure, I'm lookin forward to seein "Apple in blue", "Apple in red", "Hot apple", "Groovy apple", "Spacy apple", "Apple-schmoes", "Madonna with blunt apple", etc.

PH will be (h)appy to help you out with all the different Apple-Weltanschauungen.

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:51:10 »
No, that would be easier with a copier!  ;)

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:53:00 »
I'm still very curious. Does this forum have an art-section? Then we can all show of our stuff :)
Well, YOU first!

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:54:35 »
LOL! Nice idea. I'd give it a try if you can convince them to pose for me naked!  ;D

I'm not sure that it would be "Art for Art's sake".

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« Reply #22 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 12:58:04 »
I'm not sure that it would be "Art for Art's sake".

Nicky.


Oh, it would be, absolutely!!  ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 13:44:29 »
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LOL! Nice idea. I'd give it a try if you can convince them to pose for me naked!

Am I right that you're a bodypainter? Anyhow, whatever art it may be, feel free to post a link.

However I wás serious about the group portrait. I think a portrait of the quality of Dukas would be excellent. The band might even put it in the booklet :-)

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Re: Tantalus painting
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 2007-07-30, 14:16:19 »
Am I right that you're a bodypainter?

No, she's a pony painter  ;D

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