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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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:iconghastlybones:
ghastlybones Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the next big meme
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:iconhotkaty:
HotKaty Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Student General Artist
This is merely a metaphor
representing of how the pear gets all the spotlight
and the eggplant
stands there
...
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:icontacodoqqu:
tacodoqqu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor pear boy is all alone..
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:icondawi-p:
Dawi-P Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This should be the batch next year.
you can even see the pear in the background lol
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:icontreerex0414:
Treerex0414 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
just noticed that the bitting pear is in the background
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:iconzoetheclever:
ZoeTheClever Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017   Digital Artist
LOL Y
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:iconsvbeastie:
SVBeastie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Student
I really love your art but im curious as to where this idea of making fruits and vegetables into animals came from.
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:iconmichele-v:
Michele-V Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Everyone looking and drawing the Pear of Salamanca, and this Eggplant is forgotten. All condolences for eggplant!
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:iconarticoz:
Articoz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Agreed. Condolences for Eggplant.
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:iconmichele-v:
Michele-V Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Student General Artist
Hope that the eggplant Will become a badge next year.
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:iconarticoz:
Articoz Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist

Same here, that the Eggplant of Kalamata would complement Pear of Salamanca badge pretty well. Just think about them right next to each other on your page, marvelous.

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:iconmichele-v:
Michele-V Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Student General Artist
YESSS my profile will be like a salad! That will be funny!!!
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:icondomovina:
Domovina Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017   Digital Artist
That would be great! <33
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:iconmichele-v:
Michele-V Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Student General Artist
Yeah!
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:iconkazene-ame:
Kazene-Ame Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Pear's even featured in this picture, too. Right in the back!
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:iconmichele-v:
Michele-V Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Student General Artist
Yeah! I can see It, the poor eggplant looks so sad.
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:iconsupermariofan65:
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Next year, make this the next meme!
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:iconalphashitlord:
AlphaShitlord Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But first, we need to talk about parallel universes.
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:icontimidscience:
timidscience Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist
PLEASE MAKE THIS NEXT YEAR'S BADGE
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:iconmlpfimrox:
MLPFiMRox Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
i bet deviantArt would do this next year
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:icondemdarnkatz:
DemDarnKatz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah.
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:iconomer100:
Omer100 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist
i see the pear back there lenny face 
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:iconcalicokitty1214:
CalicoKitty1214 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
... this is next isn't it
first the pear
next, this
... I'm prepared...
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:iconnightfuryscars:
nightfuryscars Featured By Owner Edited Apr 1, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
You mean you're pre-pear-ed
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:iconcalicokitty1214:
CalicoKitty1214 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
... gg m8
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:icondapizzaloverx:
dapizzaloverx Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student General Artist
you can see the pear in the distance,,,
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:iconmimi-sardinia:
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  Professional Artisan Crafter
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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:iconsilvermewtwo:
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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:icondosnerd90:
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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:iconsmiley-face-123:
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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:iconbrotheraaron012:
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 Digital 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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:icongrethe727:
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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SephirothsFlamedWing Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It is purple shineyness :O
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