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Old Dutch Painting by Celairen Old Dutch Painting by Celairen
This is my early birthday gift for :iconj-u-d-a-s:. Happy Birthday, dear! I hope, you will like it :heart:

I've always been fascinated by the paintings of the old dutch masters. Their themes of death and decay they roomed in very harmless settings like scenerys of people sitting in the kitchen by the meal, sleeping over work or just the still lifes are so full of symbols for death and sex.
I try to make a modern, gothic version of it. The oil paint isn't dutch, but french. It's from the time of french realism, just before the impressionism cames to France.

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The painting on the wall is 'Die Schlafende Spinnerin', 1853, oil on canvas, 91x 115 cm, Montpellier, Museé Fabre.

background: [link]

frame:[link]

fruit bowl: [link]

hat:[link]

hair dress:[link]

veil:[link]

model: © J.Sommer

skull:©Ivancovlad

All the rest is painted by me using PS CS5 and Wacom Bamboo.
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This artist has taken something old and made it her own. The bowed head, the raised boot to lean her elbow on. The scene is set perfectly with the portrait in the background. The artist has gone to extremes to give it an old authenticity with a Gothic twist. You really have to look, to catch the nuances that set this piece apart, from a normal portrait. She is slightly framed by the picture behind her and the bowl of fruit that seems to be found in a lot of old paintings. What you will not find in old portraits is a skull that looks to be holding a black bird. It is a remarkable work of art from the black veil on her head to the portrait behind her, it has such a good quality in paying homage to something old, by adding something new. What an original way of doing a portrait, I think the artist was masterful in the fact of not going overboard with the look of today.
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:iconchrisma60:
Chrisma60 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing manip!! Great job!!
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FrankAndCarySTOCK Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Faboulous creation!!.
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:iconlhianne:
Lhianne Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Wooow, Anna, das ist super toll, wunderschöne Idee und Arbeit :clap:
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb work dear Anna!,excellent gift for our dearest friend Paul!:rose:
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:iconbergkristalle:
Bergkristalle Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful work Anna! :clap:
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DominiqueDuong Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, this is a lovely setup. I really like how you've used the lighting with a strong contast between light and shadows, especially where her skin's concerned, it makes her really stand out. The darker tones, the old painting and her costume give this a really Gothic feel ^^
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PerlaMarina Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work!:heart:
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deaths-orchid Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gefällt mir echt gut, schöne Stimmung und tolle Farbkombinationen :)
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:iconsternenfee59:
sternenfee59 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: sweetie:wow: I love it very well done :heart: stunning work :heart:
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:iconcelairen:
Celairen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, dear! :huggle: It means a lot to me
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:iconsternenfee59:
sternenfee59 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconmelanneart:
melanneart Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your work has been featured at #majesticARTS [link] :heart:
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:iconcelairen:
Celairen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for including my work! I really appreciate this support!
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:iconmelanneart:
melanneart Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Welcome! :heart:
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
I totally adore this work!!:wow:
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:iconcelairen:
Celairen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Your support means a lot to me.
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
My great pleasure!:tighthug::love:
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:iconvampirekingdom:
vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Stunning work my dear!!!!!
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:iconle-regard-des-elfes:
Le-Regard-des-Elfes Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful work with lot of details! :love:
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InArtCreation Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tolle Arbeit... klasse Farbgebung... alles toll abgestimmt! :clap:
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
It's a lovely scene!! Great work and gift :love:
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BigA-nt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work. Very dark and yet romantic. Really awesome piece. I like the gothic edge to it. :D
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Sannalee01 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
This is truly amazing dear friend! What a great dedication :love:
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:iconcelairen:
Celairen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :heart: I'm happy, you like it.
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Sannalee01 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
You're very welcome my dear :love: I love it!
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caddman Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
...marvelous comp and work...:heart:
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:Featured in my journal [link] :heart:
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing work and great gift :clap: sehr schöne Farben in einer erstklassigen Scenery!!!
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Dark-Angel669 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: stunning work sweetie and a gorgeous gift :love:
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work and a beautiful gift
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
What a gorgeous piece. I love the classyness!
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Fiedelkratz Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
DUTCH, my dear, not dutsch! ;-)
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:iconcelairen:
Celairen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thanks so much! I change it right now!
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imAvo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional
This is really really cool, I love all that was put into it and how well it was put together. This is really nice!
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MystressK Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
looks really cool, great job ! :) :)
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MyChibiKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very beautiful. :o
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astrangeallure Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it...the water...excellent choice. :)
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Beautiful work my friend :heart:
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Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing job, Anna! :clap:
I loved the pose and color tone! :love:
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:iconcelairen:
Celairen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, dear :huggle: It means always a lot to me :heart:
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Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, dear, your postcard arrived today!

I'm so excited, I felt more closer to you!

Beautiful, wonderful, no words .......... I loved what you wrote. Thanks for this care and dedication, it's a birthday present for me! :heart:
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:iconperoni68:
peroni68 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work dear! :love:
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:iconcelairen:
Celairen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
With your help..I have learned a lot again :huggle:
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:iconperoni68:
peroni68 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...nicht der Rede wert! ;) :huggle:
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DarkVisionsDreams Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Photographer
:wow: .... das ist ja mal was ganz Besonderes :clap:
... für mich der absolute Knaller..... Gratuliere :clap:
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Celairen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke schön *__* Es freut mich, dass das Bild so gut bei dir ankommt! Ich versuche wirklich mal komplexere Sachen zu machen und nicht immer nur beim Portrait zu bleiben.
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DarkVisionsDreams Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012   Photographer
... Es ist einmalig .... ich bewundere Dich um Deine
Ideen .... die mir meistens fehlen :D
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ZeroLiver Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love it!!
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SilverCurlyART Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Digital Artist
wonderful work dear :love.
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:iconcelairen:
Celairen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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