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Latitudes by limnides Latitudes by limnides
October 2010
A2 cotton canvas,
transferred photograph, and Atelier "Interactive" acrylic paint.



Notes: First finished painting of the new semester. I've added colour, oh my! ...yes, the red really is that bright.

No print version at the moment; the quality of the photograph is a bit poorer than I'd like. I'll update this when I can get a better image.

Edit: A DD? Thank you muchly ~Gas-maskTeddy, ^Mollinda, and everyone who has commented and favourited. I'll try and thank everyone individually, but I've been buckled down with university of late and don't really know when I'll be able to.

Blanket statement regarding the curious red line:
There are political undertones in this composition, admittedly disjointed undertones, but they're there all the same. I don't consider this a political piece, though, which is why it's in Conceptual. This began as an experimentation in colour and texture and ended up as some mutated statement on industry and bureaucracy.

Anyway, I'll just say "red tape" and leave off with that. I am under no illusion that this is ground-breaking stuff, and I know I'm not an authority on the subject.

I hope this helps answer some questions, but I get the feeling it's only created more. Oh well. :B
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Given 2010-10-26
Suggester says: "This deviations urban and nightmare like background makes the red line pop and look original as a composition." Latitudes by `limnides ( Suggested by Gas-maskTeddy and Featured by Mollinda )
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Cr2O3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
holy f+ck
such greatness
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Artist
Hah! Thank you! :D
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:iconminzile:
Minzile Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   General Artist
oh wow, what an awsoem piece! well deserved DD :wow:
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Artist
Thank you so much. (:
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TheSUNGlassKid Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh I dunno. I have yet to see any other artist take a dingy setting and put a giant stripe in the middle of it. So to us regular folks, this is amazing.
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011   Artist
Cheers for the compliments.
Although I see no difference between myself and 'regular folks'. ;)
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oilsoaked Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it terrible that it took me five minutes to find the add to favorites button? Honestly.

Congrats on this DD! Your manipulation of oil is fabulous as always. I loveloveLOVE the bold red line. I definitely felt "mild political undertones" in the sense of "Yeah, politics. Ass."

But compositionally speaking, this piece kicks ass. It's like a dystopian city/factory cradled in it's own filth is somehow comforting and distorted all together. The drastic red tape in a sense is the red tape of society and the blood of it's denizens.

Ultimately, it's beautiful, urban and I want to see more from you. :heart:
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limnides Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010   Artist
:lol:
Nah, it threw me off a bit at first, too.

and thank you muchly. It's actually acrylic paint, hah. I haven't used oils much since I started uni because they're expensive and stuff. I'm glad you like it, and that you were able to take so much away of what I had hoped I succeeded with.
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oilsoaked Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A very belated congratulations on the DD! :la:
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010   Artist
Ah, thank you thank you.
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:iconcybergranny:
cybergranny Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010   Artist
Thank you. :]
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:iconkangel:
kangel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010   General Artist
Wow! Gorgeous! :D
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010   Artist
Thank you kindly. :]
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:iconryngewar:
Ryngewar Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love strong lines of color on "muted" backgrounds; brings Rothko to mind.
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010   Artist
Ah! Thank you muchly. :]
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
:excited: I just now saw this, Aly - congrats!! :hug: Much deserved.
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010   Artist
:blush:
Thank you Cathy.
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
:hug: We're having a good month :phew:
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runawaygeek Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this image, Please let me know when you have a bigger print virsion as i would love to buy the image so i could print it on canvas and stick it on my wall about A3 size, would be amazing i think? (as long as you dont mind selling me a file to print?)
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limnides Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010   Artist
Hey there, thank you for the compliment! As far as printing - once I'm able to get a clear enough photograph of it I will be submitting it for print on deviantART, this is currently the only way I sell my prints.
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runawaygeek Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
brillant.. i will keep an eye out for it.

Thanks
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jijijcc Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
great one
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Artist
Thank you.
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:iconlu-1:
Lu-1 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
random red vertical bar is random :meow:
but none the less very in place ^^
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Artist
Thank you for that.
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:iconlu-1:
Lu-1 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
welcome :meow:
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:icongeuzle:
Geuzle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Great work!
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Artist
Thank you.
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The-Terminal-Show Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Oh my gosh, I love this so much I don't even-
Simplicity at it's finest.
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limnides Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Artist
Ah, thank you!
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Jakerismitology Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Hi this is great because I can't think of a word worthy enough to fully describing it. I want to set it as my desktop background but it's kinda blurry, I was wondering if you had a higher resolution photo I could download. If not it's fine.
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limnides Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Artist
Firstly, thank you for your compliments.
but I won't have a higher resolution file available for download, since I reserve that for printing. Thank you for asking, though. :]
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Jakerismitology Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
It's cool, I went into paint and put a square black border around it so the size looks just right now.
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bluelacuna Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
i love this...i love that you have the red bar/line going across, it takes you right into the painting
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Artist
Thank you so much.
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Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow, this looks really cool. It me be stuck at a point in development, but I think it is most certainly able to be a finished piece. It's very visually interesting.

I think the process seems interesting as well.
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limnides Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Artist
Thank you! It's definitely a developmental piece, it's true - but I'm glad you think it's strong enough on its own.
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Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. ^_^
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SpellKeeper Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
I think it's absolutely gorgeous *except* for the red line. I think it's trying way too hard to be something that just isn't that visually appealing. I would order this as a print, otherwise.
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limnides Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Artist
I can see why you would think that... it is rather intrusive, but that's what I was aiming for. I'm glad you like the rest of it, though.
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SpellKeeper Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
I didn't say/mean 'intrusive'. I meant 'ruining'.
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:iconrbyers:
RByers Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student
That red line makes it. Its a really cool piece
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Artist
Thank you muchly.
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dallyn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
quite striking. wonderfully dark
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Artist
Thank you so much.
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RD-7391 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this due to it's abstract and Expressionism style. Congrats on the DD! :D
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:iconlimnides:
limnides Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Artist
Thanks muchly.
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RD-7391 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Np! :D
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