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Cidade dos Homens by limnides Cidade dos Homens by limnides
March 2009
16"x20" cotton canvas,
Rembrandt Series 1 oil paint.



Notes: This is one of those rare pieces of mine that actually don't have a direct influence from music.

This is also one of those times where I'm not sure if writing anything further will help or hinder how this is viewed:

- In one sense, it's an abstraction
- In the other, and what actually fuelled the final title* - it appears as a city on a hill, resting above water.

(or perhaps none of the above?)

I'll let you decide what you see, hah.


*A possibly obvious rip from the film that shares the same name. One that comes highly recommended, by the way.
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Given 2009-04-23
Of abstraction so cogent that there be no end to what images and sensations can be conjured, Cidade dos Homens by ^limnides presents glowing attributes and a swelling fusion of colour, soft and encompassing as warm surf on distant beaches. Please enjoy. ( Suggested by MerelyMarquis and Featured by snowmask )
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Andra-Thea Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Hi! Your painting has been featured on my poetry blog: [link]
I really love it, because it looks more like an illusion than a real city - perhaps seen through a dust cloud from a distance.
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limnides Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   Artist
Much appreciated, thank you. (:
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Matbuk Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
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Check it out!!!!!
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dallyn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
A bright red planetary surface
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limnides Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Artist
Ah, yes. Thank you for commenting.
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
good play with abstract - almost figurativeness. i thought of a city in the sky when i saw the thumb, before seeing the title.
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limnides Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010   Artist
Thank you muchly.
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ConnyLu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
the red part reminds me of the texture , structure of a piece of clothes, full and rich in contrast to the other part of the painting
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limnides Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010   Artist
I like that. Thank you. :]
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mirrormasked Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
maybe you can even use it as inspiration... i'd like to see what would come out of that:)
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010   Artist
I just might. Thank you. :]
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mirrormasked Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
i see a Dream-City floating sideways through Time & Mind.
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limnides Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010   Artist
Oh, I like that. Thank you.
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coolourart Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
simple but amazing.
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner May 6, 2010   Artist
Thank you. :]
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dica-ambien Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
I think this painting is definitely
perfect. I see a universe of textures,figures,contrasts and fusions, that do me good.
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limnides Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009   Artist
Wow, thank you so very much.
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yunik-e Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
amazing work, doesnt matter what it is but what it makes u feel, am I making sense? jaja no ok
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limnides Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009   Artist
Hah, I think so. Thankyou so much.
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phoenix-18 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Student Photographer
Your work has been featured here [link]
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limnides Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009   Artist
Thankyou so much, it's appreciated.
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phoenix-18 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Student Photographer
aw you are very welcome :D
check out *undertheradar-club to get your art the attention it deserves
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Fannooo Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
nice colors!
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limnides Featured By Owner May 17, 2009   Artist
Thankyou. :>
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YellowfangOfStarclan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when i first saw it i thougt it was a type of coral.
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limnides Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009   Artist
That's a nice interpretation. :>
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kime-houdinnie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Student General Artist
it's just so... real .-. reminds me of the reality in the poorests parts of Brazil,it's like the houses in the hill were on fire, like if there was a police fire shooting there, and the red would represent the blood and the violence that happens there. Great composition and use of colors, very well deserved DD! :clap:
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limnides Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009   Artist
Wow, thankyou so much for the compliments. :>
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kime-houdinnie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Student General Artist
No problem, you totally deserve it! ^^
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altugi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
It made me indeed think of the city of Izmir, at down, when you look at it while travelling on a ferryboat, drinking tea :)
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limnides Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Artist
I like mine with milk and honey. ;>

Thankyou muchly.
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altugi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
That's an excellent choice... just as Kid A is ;)

You're welcome :)
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limnides Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009   Artist
:lol:
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00alisa00 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009   Digital Artist
I think it's a city on a hill :D
it's really the first thing I've thought
when I saw your work
congratulations for the DD!
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limnides Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Artist
Thankyou kindly.
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00alisa00 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Digital Artist
you're very welcome! :)
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Havoas Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Excellent stuff :) it's gritty yet colorful and inspiring for me.
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limnides Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Artist
Thankyou kindly for the comment.
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colourpastel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
love the colours.
i think i see a flamingo or clouds
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limnides Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Artist
A flamingo? :lol:


Thankyou muchly.
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SpawnGuy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
I love those buildings. Thousands of them, row upon row, all out of little brush strokes. Excellent.
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limnides Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009   Artist
Thankyou for that, I'm glad you like it.
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jdrainville Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I just saw this in my devwatch, and thought it looked lovely. Congratulations on the DD! It's well deserved.

:hug:
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limnides Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009   Artist
Thankyou so much. I haven't seen you around much lately, hope all is well.
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jdrainville Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. I'm doing okay, thanks for asking! I haven't had much computer time lately because of the pending move. :giggle:
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limnides Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009   Artist
Glad to hear it! and good luck with the move. :>
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LadyMask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Student
Strange. When I first saw it, I thought of a red planet -- Mars maybe -- bordering the atmosphere and space.

Beautiful job :)
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limnides Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009   Artist
Thankyou kindly.
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LadyMask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Student
you're welcome :)
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lawliet27 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
What I saw was a city but not on a hill but on a coast line
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