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Marble II by endegor Marble II by endegor
After "Sleeping Hermaphrodite", Roman statue, 2d century AD. Louvre, Paris


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:icondavedodson:
A very intriguing concept, and I find it quite provocative. The statue lends its Greco-Roman classicism to the model, rendering her more than human. Excellent use (and thankfully not overuse) of soft lighting highlights this effect without drawing attention away from it. The viewer is invited to reflect on more than just the painting, but on the meaning of beauty and our lingering fascination with the Classical ideal of proportionate body.

The angle of the statue figure bothers me ever so slightly. I feel like the statue is just slightly too angled into the foreground, and that practical consideration saps just a tiny bit of the surrealism for me. This is not enough, however, to overwhelm the meaning of the piece.

One final thought: I wonder why the artist chose to keep the model in an identical position as the statue. As a feat in itself, the matching is flawless. However, I wonder if meaning could have been even more poignantly suggested through subtle differences in the poses or demeanor of the model and the statue.
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SutterKeely Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful act, tasteful woman, mastermind work...:)
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:highfive:
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sevvysgirl Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How lovely to see some tasteful, classy 'proper' art on here instead of the usual near-pornographic trash!! This is truly lovely :+fav: :heart: :-)
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endegor Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much Sharon :love: :)
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sevvysgirl Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconyourewelcomesignplz: ! :-)
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ElissianaC Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful :) 
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Bergfoto Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Wonderful concept. It works and make the viewer think about the picture which is not easy to achieve.

Technically good, not so sure on the lighting which is not consistent in the upper and lower Part of the picture.

I would very much like to see if this idea would work as an improvement:  light between the life and the stone model. Real model positioned on the lower end of the picture, Stone statue on the upper half of the picture. So the light will be more consistent, shining from the middle. The models would lay back to back then.

One additional thought on colors: Other than in most other pictures in this great series here the stone has more color. This reduces the distance/ contrast between model and stone statue as the color to b/w contrast is reduced. Its ok, if intended to show how near life and stone are.

The statue has her eyes closed (dreaming?), other than the model. This could also be used to make the real model a dream of the statue in a slightly altered composition e.g. statue in color, model b/w and with some blur effect like in a dream.
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endegor Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your deep comment! I really appreciate it, as well as your advises.
I collected this series for 3 years, so its concept was not always the same. Sometime I wanted to underline the contrast of cold stone and warm body, in other cases (like here) I tried to show the marble "live". Also, sometime I made compositions so to say "decorative" and symmetric, just to make the whole picture more attractive to an eye
Light for sure was the most difficult part, because in the museum one statue can be statue is illuminated by several light sources of quite different color temperatures...
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Centurion030 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
I have to say, that was a very clever take on the classic statue. Well done.
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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CharllieeArts Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
wonderful.
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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CharllieeArts Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
my pleasure.
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:iconrobertoavilla:
Robertoavilla Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Excellent work!!
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconhawknik:
Hawknik Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is beautiful,hard to pick a favourite.
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad to hear this! Thanks :)
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endegor Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:highfive:
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Tomislav-27-XXI Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Ne znam kako ste ovo izveli, ali je odlično.
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Right, it was not easy :)))
Thank you Tomislav!
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jjuliuz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Sick mirror effect dude!! Oops!  not just good but excellentClap :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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jjuliuz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Nod 
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rexxhunterr Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
this is at the louve correct? I think I saw it, the women has a penis in the actual sculpture
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
right, all sculptures of this series are from Louvre
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pinkpanther8 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
voluptuous
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endegor Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you )
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jmcarb1 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Brilliance in a word.... Endegor
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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mark45xxx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
beautiful.
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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mark45xxx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
you're very welcome.
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Darylius Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Sharp! Like a reflection from Medusa's garden. Just wondering why the model has her eyes open- insomnia?
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, insomnia - it's an idea! ;)
Thank you! 
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jerichonumber2 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
If you're looking for a Critique..................you won't find it with me.
I find this to be Extraordinarily Beautiful! There's much Grace in her Body.
She looks to be a Perfect real life Doppelganger of that Statue.
Well Done.
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug:
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VIPER06966 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty
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Cobalt3D Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent concept and execution.  The soft lighting is superb.
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug:
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davedodson Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Very innovative and beautiful work!  This is easily my favorite of the series.
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your comment and critique! :)
 
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ChIandra4U Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great series !
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug:
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ChIandra4U Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;-)
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lizzarddesigns Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Kebeca1690 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
charnelle et classique superbe image
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:iconendegor:
endegor Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
merci bien )
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