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Battle of the Battles by PhilippeLaFerriere Battle of the Battles by PhilippeLaFerriere
Oil on canvas, 100x100, November 2012
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Given 2012-11-23
The suggester said: There is no doubt of the subject, you can imagine the movement and the sound of the battle. Battle of the Battles by ~PhilippeLaFerriere ( Suggested by Urus-28 and Featured by Astralseed )
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mikearbor Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Captures the many dancers and dangers of the battle with so much energy...amazing!!!
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Myoko-Oli Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
It is an absolutely amazing piece of art! I love it!
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OmnicronEtheogen77 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
interesting and thought provoking
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sMokaForger Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So intense. Love it!
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Clavis-Salomonis Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Hi, you have been featured here: [link]
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:iconzhiliton:
zhiliton Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
quite awesome :)
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:iconwoaddragon:
Woaddragon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
This fit perfectly in "BATTLE"
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Oh, wow. I can feel the intensity in this piece. Such great strokes and lines!

Also, the colors for the sky in the background are very dramatic and adds flavor or something to it. Great job ^^
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:iconhennatea:
hennatea Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work
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:iconzoev:
Zoev Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
This is really great, your art reminds me of early 20th century anarchist painters.
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YOU-cee Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gratz on the DD! <3 :iconblushinplz:
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:iconwandaru:
wandaru Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:icondiosmaligno:
DiosMaligno Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Digital Artist
this looks FABULOUS! <3 congrats on the DD!
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:iconwildergothica:
WilderGothica Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like the grass is on fire.
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:iconfreyasbraids:
Freyasbraids Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Love the color combination in this.
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druid-owl Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ive been to the battlefields of flanders, and this really made me think of that, before i even saw the title of the piece.
The more you look into the piece the more you see, it almost moves and changes right before your eyes.
Im not usually the biggest fan of abstract art, but this is very evocative.
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crh Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful!
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very nice, it definitely has a touch of Jackson Pollock's style in it.
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Technorakel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Yeah, but only cosmetically. It's a bit more reminiscent of some of Max Ernst's paintings. Or maybe that's just me; I didn't notice it was supposed to evoke a battle until I read the little note. The composition makes it look like tall grass; only the strokes are dynamic.
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, you're right - everyone percieves art differently. And that's the whole point, especially in abstract art. I personally saw the battle after just watching at preview.

I've never heard of Max Ernst. Is he an abstract too?
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Technorakel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Yeah, a bit surrealist, a bit DaDa, a bit abstract... he also influenced American abstract painting. If I recall correctly, he's even the "inventor" of dripping, even though he never really exploited this technique himself, so, it's possible that he gave the idea to Pollock.

Now that you're saying it, it's true that after watching it in a smaller size, that painting does look like a battle. The subtle perspective effects are hard to perceive on a computer screen.
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Alagremm Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Usually I dislike abstract art, but this... I can practically feel the battle.

Excellent job, this is the kind of abstract art the world needs!
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volotation Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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Samuraibot Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks absolutely amazing, I didn't know artists of such high caliber were on Deviantart.
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:iconcreeppingdeath:
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
There are a lot of great artists an deviantart. I just need to explore a little bit
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Samuraibot Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Men at war with their glaives and spears lifted skyward?
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volotation Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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:iconliolit:
Liolit Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Wonderful!
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Cool.
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osnovatel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
и ведь сразу не поймёшь. я сперва думал, что это стебли мёртвой травы.
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
:) congrats on your DD for this very beautiful painting! :+fav:
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Slath Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work. Very suggestive while the colors harmonize beautifully
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MazWarTinker Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student
Powerfull !
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NoMakeZombiePL Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome ! I see a fighting warriors on this picture :)
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UnusualHero Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice!
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:iconkennyc:
kennyc Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Battle? Looks like a wheat field to me. :)

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Todamowse Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist
This is really beautiful, I love it so much... it has this kind of frenetic energy to it, you can just imagine this being a huge fight. Bravo!
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OctoFlash Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
wow.
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HopeAndFreedom Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! i love it <3
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
love the detailing...beautiful.
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WoodHelm Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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Kirraleisasexybeast Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
i really love this for some reason
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Balahast Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I once got into an argument with a female friends parents over something that look alot like this painting.
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S3cRt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Nice.
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SkullKnockade Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student
Somehow I felt sadness when I saw it on the DD page and wondered why. Then I read the title and it made more sense... Wonderful colours and splatters. I like how the brush strokes gives it a sense of roughness and motion. :thumbsup:
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treegarchie Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It's the first time I've seen abstract art that is so immediately evocative, I knew it was an army before I read the title and yet, it's just abstract. This is excellent. Congratulations on the DD.
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work!!! I love the colors and textures.

Congrats on your well-deserved DD!!! B-)
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Valamarth Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Not reading the title, I first thought it's a field with ears of wheat.
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Eleh Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Y'now, I thought this was something fundamentally different to what it is before I read the title. I live out in the rolling meadows around the foothills of the Catskills in NY and around the fall, when the tall grasses in the hay fields die and harden, they look like this (I have pictures of it scattered around my gallery). I thought this was a scene of it, with a sunset backdrop and perhaps spiders' webs heavy with the droplets of a recent fall rain. After reading the title, I fancied seeing rearing horses heads and spears, the fires of war instead of the sun, the glint of light on shields and spearheads rather than light reflecting in raindrops. Interesting.
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