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Parthenogenesis by anubis Parthenogenesis by anubis
the Parthenogenesis oil painting of mine was bought and is exhibited in The Vorres Modern Art Museum, in Athens, Greece
It is one of my favorites
Parthenogenesis in Greek means virgin birth... Parthenos is virgin, birth is genesis....
One meaning is self evident... The statue breaks and the horse in live form breaks free... Freedom... and what other creature can put that to image than a horse, breaking the statue, the mold, breaking free in full gallop?
that is the first meaning, mind you... As in all real surrealistic works there are many explanations...for example the old is giving birth to new... Virgin birth etc... Whatever speaks to you...
Oil on linen Canvas

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Given 2009-11-27
If there could be an artistic creation to illustriously convey the power and concept of breaking free, it would definitely be Parthenogenesis by =anubis. It is worth every moment to allow absorption of the meticulously crafted details, all of them bearing significance to the visual orchestration as a whole. Please enjoy! ( Suggested by SRudy and Featured by snowmask )
I must say, I personally find this an amazing peice of artwork. The detail is spectacular, it all looks so real. The artist did a brilliant job on the lighting and texture. I can't believe this was painted. I love the feirce expression of the horse and the way the horse is breaking out of the satue. To me, it shows the message 'Breaking free from the mold'. But this can be interpretted in many ways, which is what I love about art like this. This peice has visionary impact and design, I wish I could say more about it.
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SantoS1409 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 I like the realisation, your imagination is well expressed ...
and your execution is fantastic .
Really nice work !
LariRose Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, this is freaking awesome!
DarkDreamsJ Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   General Artist
Great piece here, makes me think Dali. :D
DerrangedHyena Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a traditional painting?! OoO
Fantastic, mate!
TiredCriedDied Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply stunning!
snowbellewolves Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o0o thats awesome!
Anubis098 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Hirukafox Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
:iconsomoeplz: your work is absolutely stunning!
TiredCriedDied Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally agree!
anubis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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