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Strange Religion by The-Mirrorball-Man Strange Religion by The-Mirrorball-Man
I was in Vatican City last summer, and among many other things I saw this painting [link] , which is a series of scenes from the Last Judgement.

As I was looking at it, I suddenly saw myself submerged by a singular feeling of alienness: what would one feel, when looking at this painting, if they had absolutely no religious education whatsoever? How would they relate to it? How would they interpret the symbolism? Would they understand the story? Would they just be completely lost?

This deviation is my attempt at evoking a similar feeling.


J'étais au Vatican l'été dernier, et parmi d'autres choses, j'ai vu cette oeuvre [link] , qui est une série de scènes du Jugement dernier.

En regardant ce tableau, je me suis soudain senti submergé par un singulier sentiment d'étrangeté: que ressentirait, en voyant cette image, quelqu'un qui n'aurait absolument aucune éducation religieuse? Comment l'accueillerait-il? Comment en interpreterait-il le symbolisme? Comprendrait-il l'histoire? Ou serait-il totalement perdu?

Cette déviation est ma tentative de susciter un sentiment similaire.
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Given 2008-01-10
Strange Religion by *The-Mirrorball-Man is detailed and amazing. You need to have a closer look. Fantastic depictions in an awesome style with great colours. ( Suggested by XenonXylophone and Featured by jeriweaver )
Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Fantastic concept and realization, pal. Absolutely love it.
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it, thank you!
gibsart Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Just came across this and I must say it is a great piece, very imaginative.
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
gibsart Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
You're most welcome.
Deneida-Deneisian Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Parece como si en todo el tiempo tanto en el cielo como en la tierra y en el infierno parezcan ser lo mismo que sucede, ese circulo vicioso que vamos hacia el.

la verdad, es como en todo, tu haces tu cielo y tu infierno, honestamente lo que esta diciendo también me recuerda que en libros y otra gente que ha tenido experiencia con los seres de otros planetas están y pasaron la misma situación, muy arriba parecen ser ellos.

Total, todos pelean por sus ideologías, filosofías, el cual todas las religiones son conocimiento, todas llevan a un mismo punto, el problema es que nosotros las mal interpretamos. Creo que honestamente nos están diciendo que entre menos unión y todo esto ocurrirá casi en un futuro que ya casi estamos mas cercanos si no dejamos atrás el fanatismo.

Muchas gracias por este dibujo, así lo interprete n.n
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I should be the one thanking you! ;)
Planken Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
is that the holy nisse? Who got a awesome lightningtophat and bath whit animals. Sell goods to the skeletonpeople and threaten the antalliance for his allie the batunion?and he also get chained to a cross by blue knights and theyr mighty mistresses?
or. THATS how i see it.xD
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the way you think. :D
Planken Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I like the way i think myself.xD
And i like that picture. It get my fantasy to work.xD
And i are a realy non religious man whit no theological education. I have not read any theological books either.XD
And like you see. i dont see what its tell but i realy like it for making my fantasy work.xD
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