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Burden Of Gold by Zippora Burden Of Gold by Zippora
I waited so long to finally show this!! In 2011 I took part in a class where we had to "reillustrate" pictures. One task was to take a painting of one of the old masters and make something new out of it. I chose Klimt's "Adele Bloch Bauer" portrait which shows Ms. Bloch surrounded by lots of gold and sparkling. My idea was to take a young prince who is forced to take the role of a ruler although he is much too young to be put in this position. I thought the fragile figure made a nice contrast to the almost suffocating gold.

It was almost finished but I did some last touches to finally finish it completely.

Edit 12.10.2013: Here's a closeup of the face: lisadorina.tumblr.com/post/638…
Edit 30.11.2014: Thanks for the DD!! :D :heart:

:star: Tumblr: lisadorina.tumblr.com/
:star: Artblog: lisadorina.blogspot.com/
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Given 2014-11-29
Burden Of Gold by Zippora ( Suggested by lovelessdevotions and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
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CZefZef Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Klimt and all the inspiration he planted ...
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kecharagrl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
I was going to say it looked very Klimt like. It's wonderful! :)
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Zippora Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :) 
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CathleenTarawhiti Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
This is stunning!
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Zippora Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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BlacShiep Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
wow! so striking the way you've worked your palette
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Son-of-Torgo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Reminds me a little of Gustav Klimt.
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Zippora Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Have you read the description? ;)
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Son-of-Torgo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
No, but when I was working security at an art gallery, I guarded a Klimt.
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent
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Werika Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore Klimt and your illustration is perfect.
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Zippora Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Smashing 
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Dice9633 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Beautiful incorporation of the Klimt's general style but in a definitely unique presentation.  Very beautiful and the use of yellow/gold in works is always refreshing to see!
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD, it's an amazing piece! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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Zippora Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much <3
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure! Cuddling Practice by TheHugClub
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threem43 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Before reading your description, I clicked on this drawing to comment that it reminded me of Gustav Klimt. :) (Smile)
Awesome job Love 
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bbbeto Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Taking inspiration in Klimt is an automatic win. And such art being made by someone really talented like yourself is a big plus. Instant fav. Congrats!
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Sketchevrywir Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Really amazing!
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Zippora Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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chieflilysierra40 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how his expression looks so desperate, while the faces of the people worshiping him cannot be seen. It's as if he's the only one who's expressing, thinking, feeling in this picture, and the rest are just accepting what they're being told. Great picture.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional
I really like this. Most do a Klimt knockoff but you I believe have achieve the feel of Klimt without mimicry. Well done.
Your tones are splendid and the whole piece feels majestic. :nod:
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Zippora Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I wanted to use the theme of exaggerated/unnecessary glorification (the gold tones that Klimt liked to use) of a person instead of just copying the style. I'm glad this intention came through!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional
It did indeed. :)
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Scorchyz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous concept and composition
I love the fabric and background textures especially <33
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Zippora Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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shideh Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   General Artist
So great! :love:
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Zippora Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!! :heart:
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dreaminglagoon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is probably the best painting in deviant art I've seen in 4 years.
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Zippora Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're exaggerating!! :la: There are tons of great artwork here on dA. Thanks for this compliment :heart:
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dreaminglagoon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha maybe it's a matter of liking, but I can go back to it a thousand times.
would you mind if I blogged it on tumblr, giving you credit of course??
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Zippora Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't mind, go ahead! :) Thanks!!
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Lukahhhhhhhh Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013   General Artist
You did such a fantastic job!! I really love how the skin is textured, and his expression is perfect!
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Zippora Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I got the expression down very early and was hesitating to render the face any further when I finished the picture (since I started it so long ago). Which reminds me that I actually wanted to upload a closeup of the face...
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Lukahhhhhhhh Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   General Artist
Ahh I hope to see that soon then, because it's really great! Just so fitting uwu
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Zippora Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I finally uploaded a closeup on tumblr here: lisadorina.tumblr.com/post/638…
;)
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Lukahhhhhhhh Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013   General Artist
Ahh I love it <3
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KevinNichols Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
very nice
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Zippora Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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hogret Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Fantastic!!
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Zippora Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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L0rd-Black Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome piece. ^^
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Zippora Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Meitoku Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow....das ist echt  ...*__* bin sprachlos 
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Zippora Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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justvrit Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Woahh this is amazing!! I just love her face and pose!! Lovely
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Zippora Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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justvrit Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :hug:
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