Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
November 5, 2007
Image Size
485 KB
Resolution
600×900
Mature Content
Yes
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
22,970
Favourites
454 (who?)
Comments
150
Downloads
311
×
This painting is pure appeasement.

Love kicked my ass to the curb this year, and then stomped on it a few times for good measure, and there comes a time when even the most dedicated skeptic/agnostic/quasi-atheist decides it's time to beg for mercy from the goddess who runs that particular show.

So, with the poet Sappho, let me just say...

Iridescent-throned Aphrodite, deathless
Child of Zeus, wile-weaver, I now implore you,
Don't--I beg you, Lady--with pains and torments
Crush down my spirit.

Come to me once more, and abate my torment;
Take the bitter care from my mind, and give me
All I long for; Lady, in all my battles
Fight as my comrade.*

This is a digital piece, Art Nouveau style because I just plain love Art Nouveau, and I picked tomatoes as the floral element because A) I thought it was funny and B) the humble tomato was once known as the "love-apple" and considered to be an aphrodisiac, which term of course also derives from "Aphrodite."

Prints are available for $10 and $20 plus shipping--send a note or visit [link] for info!
*Translated by Elizabeth Vandiver.
Add a Comment:
 
:icononeluckyduck:
oneluckyduck Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Ah! So late to critique, but isn't the thicker part of the eyebrow inside?

Love it, nevertheless!
Reply
:iconcemeh:
CEMEH Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Nice !
Reply
:icondeadmalleus:
deadmalleus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Student General Artist
this (among others) is simply perfect. You are definatly very talented.

some day I will top you :D

loved your work
Reply
:iconcecelia327:
cecelia327 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
I have to :+fav: this just because of the anatomy. It makes me so happy because it's so realistic and not completely anorexic like I usually see. That, and, with the day I'm having, this was just perfect to see.
Reply
:iconmvrh:
MVRH Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Some of your things reminds me of Alphonse Mucha Art.
Reply
:iconday-dreamer07:
Day-Dreamer07 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
She's beautiful.
This is a really nice drawing, and very realistic.

Although I can't help but think that those "love apples" look like tomatoes...:giggle:
Reply
:iconslavicwolf:
SlavicWolf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
cool. someone else that loves Art Nouveau!
Reply
:iconloopywolf:
LoopyWolf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
That's a new style
Reply
:iconmandiocastudio:
mandiocaStudio Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
Art nouveau :P
Reply
:icondragynsidhe:
dragynsidhe Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
...i have to admit that her right eyebrow bugs me. that said, though, i love her expression, the composition in general (art nouveau-style heart cutouts?!? YES!), and especially the tomatoes (way to go with the "poisonous love-apples" reference!)... the seashell at her breast is also a nice referential touch. and if that wasn't enough, i love the realism in your nudes.
Reply
Add a Comment: