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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.

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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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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 )
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San-Justero Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Hooray for mysterious Lovecraftian things on bottom. Nice comic!
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The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm very glad that people seem to enjoy this piece.
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Charanty Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
I'd thought that it's some sort of an epos. Like Ramayana or something like this with trickster-like main character.
Battle with ant-people = total win)
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The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everything is better with ant people. :nod:
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Charanty Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Of course!
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Aerodeth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
LONG LIVE ELECMAN!
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The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh. "Elecman". Excellent. :D
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Acceber-Lupine Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Marvelous! You evoked to feeling completely. I've had a religious education so when I look at the painting in churches I usually know what's going on, but this is like trying to understand Aztec for me.
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The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! What I find fascinating is that people found meaning in this that I never intended.
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NoMoShi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ha, it's so cool. I love religious art and I love an explosion fantasy like this. Fav. Thank you for contributing to a universe of strange imagination.
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