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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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Mimi-Sardinia Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone added this picture to a mod that replaces surrealist paintings in The Sims 4 with more interesting pictures. I think it is a good choice as this is still a wonderful picture and a great example of surrealism.
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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 artagainstsociety.tumblr.com. 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 :)

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:iconclamdiggy:
Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you can have chicken and eggplant parmesan at the same time :-)
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:iconweapon09:
Weapon09 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Rymbaryngs!!! (talking eggplants. Arezista Wiki (beware! russian))
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:iconluckysweep:
Luckysweep Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
I get the feeling you like fruit.
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:iconkumabachi:
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...
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:iconscottorego:
Scottorego Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Looking for Courage dressed up as "the Great Eggplant" but hey this is pretty cool.
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:iconeggplanted13:
eggplanted13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
love!!
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:iconmisoute:
misoute Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WAAH amazing! <3
I love eggplant and your work! :P
I need fav'... now!
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:iconxxxfishbonesxxx:
xxXfishbonesXxx Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student
Oh my god.
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silvermewtwo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital 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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Dosnerd90 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student
A challenger approaches?
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:iconmonstersandmayhem:
MonstersandMayhem Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Is That the Biting pear of Salmanca I see in the background?
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:iconagaricpowder:
Agaricpowder Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
well kalamatas are the same color as eggplants so there is your connection:)
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:icongarnethriparian:
GarnethRiparian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Hehe... I love the giant pear in the distance
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Smiley-Face-123 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist
I love the biting Pear in the background :)

They must be buddies.

All of your paintings are incredibly delightful. Surrealism has many different corners, and your art has created an entirely new one.

I love the shading and how real something so impossible could look :)
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:iconhaiku-san:
Haiku-san Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Haha, I want to chase it down and fry it in flour! Would probably taste more lively than the ones I've had lately. *grins*
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BrotherAaron012 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
this is the kinda art you look at and say "what the hell?" but cant look away... great piece of work
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:iconfrostbitestudios:
frostbitestudios Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
...lol wut?
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:iconanimefreak120:
animefreak120 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student General Artist
xD I would love to make my kitchen a disturbing place.

For random reasons I don't feel like explaining, I can't order prints...
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:iconfloppy-kat:
floppy-kat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
I'm huge fan of eggplants. And Kalamata is a city in my country. :D :+favlove:
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:iconzalmaki:
Zalmaki Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
...Is that the Biting Pear of Salamanca in the background?
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grethe727 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
I really like this. I like the colors you used, and the background, and I also like how you put the pear
off in the distance. I think it helps tie the whole image together.
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:iconsephirothsflamedwing:
SephirothsFlamedWing Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It is purple shineyness :O
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:iconkijesuis:
kijesuis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Ha! Brilliant!:clap:Love your gallery!
(Kalamata is a place in Greece by the way ';p)
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional Writer
amazing... XD I like the pear in the background, that makes it even funnier. How do you do these without laughing the entire time?! OMG I am SOOOOO enjoying your gallery, this is great! ^^
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folderol Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Ah, the eggplant. Not only does it have the coolest name of Aubergine (and the most pompous color's name besides "bordeaux"), it's the most majestic member of the Nightshade family.
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Starjuice Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That would make an awful lot of eggplant Parmesan. <3
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Zepheron Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I seem to have spotted the biting pear. Twice in one day!? A rare find indeed!
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BrotherAaron012 Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
not only is the picture great, but its the tittle of the work with the picture that makes it amazing. u know what im saying?
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shinaraz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008   Artisan Crafter
I just want you to know I have a deathly fear of eggplants and you've just helped promote it. >.<

Nice work.
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Parthena Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Aaah
Looking for Eggplant pictures
I really got nothing to do better of my life

I have to admit this very well done!
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:iconcwnerd12:
CWnerd12 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
The pear in the background makes it!
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:iconstimulated-detergent:
Stimulated-Detergent Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Crazy.
I like it...
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:iconninjacat11:
ninjacat11 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
I love your work, man.
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:iconfyuvix:
Fyuvix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent rendering; It looks like something straight out of Hyronymous Bosch's painting XD
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ScreamsOfTheEggplant Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
He aint got no eyes but I can just see it staring
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:iconasaph:
Asaph Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Hehehe, Kalamata is a place in Greece (but never seen one of those critters there before... hmmm)
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:icondardasonet:
dardasonet Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's AWESOME!
The gentle art of working with eggplants...
amazing. No other word
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:iconsprinty:
Sprinty Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
thats awesome
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dwarrowdelf Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
haha, this is absolutely gorgeous~! :D
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squiglemonster Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oh yeah!
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:iconthe-beautiful-game:
the-beautiful-game Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007   Photographer
Ha ha i love eggplant
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:iconyudui-gahael:
Yudui-gahael Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
*dies laughing from an inside joke*
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:iconliwee:
liwee Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
haha genious:D u can really see the caracter
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:iconcardowl:
cardowl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006   Writer
You are so imaginative!
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:iconheartstrain:
heartstrain Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006   Photographer
If you only knew what eggplants represent to me! I can't cast a glance at one without sniggering! Needless to say your fantastic work had me laughing out loud. I love it.
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bitterorange Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
haha! i like this one!
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flame04 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
i love this and the fact that the snappy pear is sitting on the hill in the background is amusing :) fav'ed
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BrotherAaron012 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
yea i noticed that too
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