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Egyptian Goddess by jialu Egyptian Goddess by jialu
Egyptian Song (内观) 2000, oil on canvas, 36 36 in.

Inspired by a visit to the British Museum and the Louvre in 1997, this is an older, smaller painting, but it seems appropriate to current events!

It seems to me that the angst and fascination with the dark side of human nature that became so popular in modernist art since the First and Second World Wars are very much an affectation today. I think future generations will look back on our art and see a strangely morbid fascination for death, destruction, dissolution and deviancy that does not reflect the comfort and peace most of us enjoy. How many of us have experienced revolution, war or widespread disease or destruction? Instead I see beauty all around, healthy men and women, young people able to go to school, free of the political pressures I knew as a child. I am aware I live in a privileged society like most deviants with computers and broadband internet connections. I'm thankful for those blessings and that's why I paint beauty and light, and strive for wisdom, and dress my models in silk and gold. We are gods and goddesses, and sometimes, like the people of Egypt, it seems we can even control our own fates.
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hybridgothica Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
so beautiful!
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Allenwalker14 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Whoa, amazing!
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titsandtrees Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
THIS IS AMAZING<3
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Jogubbe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
you are really amazing! your work really inspires me <3
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daartsywoman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
love your work
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tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
You have been featured here. I hope that this is OK :aww:
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N-rose5 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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YumikoH Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I very much agree with you. We're all lucky to have these privileges which we usually take for granted :)

Beautiful painting and colors!
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SunLex Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Good!
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Mutemouia Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic and wonderful work !!! :heart:
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KipperMay Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wise words. And a stunning, fascinating painting!
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work! I absolutely love your paintings!! :heart:
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Really stunning and beautiful. Hathor is a fitting emblem.
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Studio-Yogur-Sabor Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful lights and colours, mmmh!
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MT-000 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
stunning.
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Winged-Isis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist
*** Beautiful ***
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morgaine-art Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
beautiful work!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional
sweet job
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luiskaan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Really great.
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sami-edelstein Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Wise words and a Beautiful painting!!
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Veronica-Art Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
The way you paint light and skin is behond me... and the concept, beauty .... very needed in this world we are living :love:
I have to ask what colours you use for your skin tones... ?
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NoChoiceLeft Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The lighting and concept are beautiful! And defiantly appropriate for what's going on now.
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appa-appa-away Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful :heart:
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AlexisDeva Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist
Love it!
"We are gods and goddesses, and sometimes, like the people of Egypt, it seems we can even control our own fates." -> I agree :)
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jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Immortalized.. thank you for sharing this magnificent painting and the anecdote.
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HowlSeage Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Studying under you is seeming like more and more of a dream.
I admire you so much. I hope I get a chance one day!
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