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Chasing time by voitv Chasing time by voitv
oil on canvas 60x45 cm
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Given 2012-09-02
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So, for the critique. One from a side watcher, not a specialist in painting in any way. And - only because it was requested.

First of all - as with all your paintings, a wonderful mix of ages. This contrast between weathered streets and building, on one hand, and fantastic technologies, ingrained in these remains of the old world - create a terrible feeling of the edge of times. Such a thin balance, a precautious lean of the world on the brink of changes and commotions, but a time of possibilities unreachable before too.
By the way, I seem to find a distinct color division between new world - light blue and the old one - rusty yellow. Or am I imagining it?

Secondly, I notice one more tradition of your art - all people in view seem to be... alone. Even those groupped together and engaged in some interaction, seem to have only met and soon to part, and only together for some business, sharing no part of each other. This only adds to the impact, creating a sense of loneliness spreading out of the canvas on the watcher. Such a sweet and painful loneliness, bringing up memories of one's own past.

Lastly, and also as always, you put a heavy accent on fantastic vehicles, mostly aerial. It serves not only to emphasise the fleetiness of the moment - ready to throw down the walks and set sail to other place somewhere, but to make the watcher wonder, what IS there, behind the buildind-obstructed horison - is'nt it a treat of our time too, inherited from that fragile age?

On the painting skills of yours I will not comment - since I, to be honest, know nothing about the trade.

I simply enjoy each next piece of yours.
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Jammieone Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014

Hey
First of all I love the image, gorgeous painting! I completely agree with the critique as well.
Second of all I have a steampunk blog on Tumblr 
accendamur.tumblr.com/ where I am beginning to write my own steampunk novel and was wondering if I could upload your image. I would of course include the link to your picture in the description and not take any credit for it.
Many thanks
Jammieone

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Jackskeleton1987 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Artist
j'n'ai pas que dire....c'est magnifique...bravoo!!!!! Le dessin il a beaucoup de détails...parfait!!! Gut!!!!
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MattCovert Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
I wish I could visit these places, amazing work
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danmoore Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Surely a masterpiece !
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miff13 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic picture, great atmosphere
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RipperMadness Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   General Artist
I am continually in awe of your paintings. Keep up the awesome work. Inspiring!
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TheFireBreathingDuck Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very cool
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ARTG33K74 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Steampunk Vermeer painted street scene! Marvelous!
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zeitschiff Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Excellent work.
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refinedjester Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Love steampunk! and the victorian era! the sense of scale and use of color is amazing, from the rocks in the buildings to the murky water in the bay. Very nicely done!
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