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Thread: Lucrezia Borgia Portrait with a steam twist...

  1. #1
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    Oct 2009

    Lucrezia Borgia Portrait with a steam twist...

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    Hi everyone =)

    I did this for the "History in Steam" Contest over at it has been a back and forth between AR and PS but i wanted to share it with you guys anyway. I hope you like it...


  2. #2
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    Jan 2011
    Seattle, WA
    love it!! ..very well done -- nice style and i love the lighting and mood

    thanks for sharing!

    Chad W Greene

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    Feb 2009
    Concord, California
    Hard to not like. It's excellent work. Thanks for giving us a chance to see it. Post more.
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  4. #4
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    Mar 2011
    Englishman in Ont, Canada
    This is really good, nice use of lighting, what was the original canvas size ?

  5. #5
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    Dec 2009
    Huntsville, On., Canada
    Great painting and great mood

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    Oct 2008
    Fabulous painting, well done
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    Jul 2006
    She's very seductive in your depiction. Would be interesting to actually have seen her in real life, just to put a face with all the stories that have sprouted up around the Borgias. Some say they were as bad as we hear. Some say there is a possibility that their enemies wanted to destroy their reputation and invented much, if not most, of their horrendous deeds. But that's neither here nor there because the stories have taken on a life of their own.

    Nice work. I would recommend one thing only, and that is I would take a little more care with painting the dead man's feet. Everything else is so nice and delicate and precise, those toes are a little loose. But bravo to you! Great work. I could easily see a graphic novel around this one.
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  8. #8
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    May 2007
    Rome (Italy)
    The painting look a professional one, so harmonic and masterfully composed. I like also the steampunk twist idea, expressed also by the clock as an old looking mechanical device in evidence. The dressing style and wig look more like a Marquis de Sade guest attire, i.e. 18th century sado-maso apparel.
    So plenty of citations in here! Maybe the inspiration and reference to Lucretia Borgia is mainly due to the recent movie they're advertising in these days (here at least).
    Welcome and congrats!
    Last edited by Caesar; 03-05-2013 at 10:22 PM.
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  9. #9
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    Oct 2009
    Hi everyone! Soooo much positive feedback =) ...Tonight it's a little late. I will comment in more detail tomorrow but i already want to thank you for your time and all the kind words. It means a lot to me ...THANKS again!


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    Mar 2012
    She's terrific!

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