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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 )
Cr2O3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
holy f+ck
such greatness
limnides Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Artist
Hah! Thank you! :D
Minzile Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   General Artist
oh wow, what an awsoem piece! well deserved DD :wow:
limnides Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Artist
Thank you so much. (:
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.
limnides Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011   Artist
Cheers for the compliments.
Although I see no difference between myself and 'regular folks'. ;)
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:
limnides Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010   Artist
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.
oilsoaked Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jdrainville Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A very belated congratulations on the DD! :la:
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