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Dark Angel

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Dark Angel, one of a series of photo-manipulations by Jared Pallesen, a New Zealand dancer (also the picture’s model). This makes me think again I should start another fetish sub-category, Men with Wings. Maybe later.

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  1. #1 posted by Aeron

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    Looks like it was inspired by the engraving designed by Cigoli Lodovico Cardi, seen at the bottom of this post.. http://monsterbrains.blogspot.com/2008/05/more-things-from-hell-source-unknown.html

  2. #2 posted by John

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    Hi Aeron. That may be the case although I’m usually wary of apportioning inspiration in this way. I’ve received enough “you must have been inspired by this” comments with regard to my own work to know that what often seems an obvious influence isn’t always so.

  3. #3 posted by Aeron

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    Yes, I know what you mean. I’ve had artworks of my own where individuals assumed inspiration from artworks that weren’t even considered in the creation. Although this artist has clearly taken the composition in his own direction. The biggest clue to the reference of the original work is the left hand held up, here’s a comparison to see it easier.. http://i42.tinypic.com/14id6dz.jpg

    Anyway, I’m impressed with the selection of artists you have here, John. Many times when I’m researching artists I’ll find myself here reading an article you’ve wrote about them.

  4. #4 posted by pe-jota

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    Do you know that in Madrid there is a monument to the Fallen Angel!!

  5. #5 posted by John

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    This one, I presume? Splendidly Doré-esque.

  6. #6 posted by Thombeau

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    What about just “Men with Things“?

  7. #7 posted by John

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    Well that Fallen Angel statue mentioned above features wings and snakes, so Things might be best. All it needs is a sword for the full complement of fetishes…

  8. #8 posted by Jared

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    hey, if anyone was wondering, my inspiration for this was actually this image i found just browsing google images lol:

    http://aura.gaia.com/photos/3/23939/xlarge/Raven.jpg

  9. #9 posted by John

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    Heh, thanks for the clarification, Jared!

 


 

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