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The Great Eggplant of Kalamata by ursulav The Great Eggplant of Kalamata by ursulav
Everything old is new again.

I realized this looking at more pop surrealism, some of which like Scott Musgrove, had backgrounds based on, of all things, rococo pastoral art. And I found that bizarrely amusing, and oddly fitting as a background to weird critters, so I went wandering through rococo art history on-line, something I'd never done much of before--it's not a style I run into terribly often, and my brain had largely dismissed it as the stuff of ten million fox-hunting chase scenes. So I decided to do a really, really quick painting in the style, and it was surprisingly fun--but only digitally. If I had to tackle that in oils, I think it'd wear thin pretty quick.

Because somebody always asks, no, it's NOT because of anything to do with Kalamata or the olives, I just liked the way the name sounded.

Prints available! Make your kitchen a more disturbing place! $10 and $20, plus shipping, I take check, money order, cowrie shells, Paypal--send a note or visit [link] for details.
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ArtAgainstSociety Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

Hello! I would like to notify you that I've featured you on my surreal and abstract art blog over on Tumblr. Your work really fits the theme, and you can see it on Of course, I have given you credit and linked to your page. If for any reason you don't want it published any longer, just send me a message and I'll delete it pronto. Thanks, and congratulations! Your art is beautiful. Please note: If you don't see your art right away on my blog, it is probably still in the queue and has yet to be posted.

ps: I'd like to post more of your art, please let me know if that can be allowed! With your page cited of course :)

Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you can have chicken and eggplant parmesan at the same time :-)
Weapon09 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Rymbaryngs!!! (talking eggplants. Arezista Wiki (beware! russian))
Luckysweep Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
I get the feeling you like fruit.
kumabachi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Imagine if you woke up in the middle o the night and saw this standing next to your bed...
Scottorego Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Looking for Courage dressed up as "the Great Eggplant" but hey this is pretty cool.
eggplanted13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
misoute Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WAAH amazing! <3
I love eggplant and your work! :P
I need fav'... now!
xxXfishbonesXxx Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student
Oh my god.
silvermewtwo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I would NOT want to live wherever it is your fruit are. :XD:
Once again, a fabulously creative work from you! Hope to see more soon! :clap:
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