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Twilight paint emulation by Raikoh-illust Twilight paint emulation by Raikoh-illust
Emulating Manet's Olympia painting with Twilight, cause I saw that piece recently on an art history class of mine, an amusing, but fun little experiment. And yes, I know she looks a little too humanoid, but I guess this would be more anthro style.
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ZombieFX Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
give her emerald neckless... and i would star screaming "GET OFF THAT SHIP!" ... :<
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PegasisterLady Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats beautiful. *no sarcasm*
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J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's a nice painting, Equestria history lol...
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Randomreader-001 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Did you actually Paint this or did yo use a program? If a program, what program was it?
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catachan8 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
looks great^^ 
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Sassycat2 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful, I love it.
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VictoryPie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the  style, it's so different, or maybe its her hair or eyes, its just really beautiful
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avixl Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
It's very beautiful and really well done :) .....but.....Manet's Olympia was a prostitute...don't you think Twily isn't suited to the role?
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MyOwnNameWasTaken Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Oh, I don't know. Olympia shocked audiences of the time by presenting a real woman rather than an idealized fantasy of a woman.

Twilight is now an alicorn princess, but she still feels like her old self, and will continue living in Ponyville as a librarian. She also lacks the body type of the other princesses in the show. She's the sort of princess you could meet on the street, just like Olympia was the sort of woman you could meet on the street.
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skogga Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
...and pay bits for sex?
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MyOwnNameWasTaken Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
I suppose that is where the analogy breaks down, but are you not obsessing a little on the original character's profession?  This is what clouded Olympia's original reception:  all the critics got offended over the "scandal" of actually depicting a prostitute on canvas, and never considered the painting's merits.

And what a hypocrisy that was:  Victorian salons were full of female nudes languorously offering their bodies to the male viewer.  What made Olympia different was that she was in control of her body and her sexuality:  she was not there for the taking; if you wanted her, you had meet *her* terms.  That is likely what offended the audience the most.  (Even though many of the visitors to those salons had lovers much like her -- perhaps they did not like the reminder?)

Further, the reality of Olympia went beyond the fact of her profession.  Manet didn't correct the harsh studio lighting or rework his model's figure to make her match the physical ideal of his time.  She was a realistic woman, depicted realistically.

Are we still going to quibble over her profession's social stigma, 150 years later?
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Dotterall Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013   General Artist
.. And her eyes are really gorgeously done!
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Dotterall Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013   General Artist
Brilliant. I love the classic art referencing.
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derptor231 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I love the way you did her hair
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Chibijoshua Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Draw me like one of your french mares!
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blogmilk Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
wow!
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Shub-Yoggoth Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Magnificent. The eyes are especially well done. ♥
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Beautiful homage!
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MLuminos Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
the eyes strike me as odd, the brow or top line of her eyes is different, she looks kind of like an alien. That aside i like the style and pose.
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andrewtheOwl Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
:icontwilite-sparkleplz: :iconsays3plz: Paint me like one of your French mares.

I'm sorry I couldn't resist...Honestly though, great work.
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
*A* I really like it!
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StephenMannix Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
That is an Amazing homage to Manet....Well Played!
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kingfox66 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
awesome
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Drakmire Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
I'm a big fan of redone classical paintings : ) How many layers did you use for this?
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Raikoh-illust Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first two, then I merged it and the rest was just on one layer.
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Drakmire Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Figured as much. Do you often find yourself working with small layer stacks, or is it heavily dependent on what you're doing?
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Raikoh-illust Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to work on a lot of layers, like as many as 30, but then I had gotten used to work on far less, like 2-4 layers max, and usually when I add layers, I would then merge some or even completely flatten the image to make finishing touches.
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Auroriia Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Artist
May I ask why you just did twilight? It's nice and all but.
In Manet's Olympia There is another girl and cat in the painting.

Is there a story behind it?
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Raikoh-illust Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, I guess I was too lazy to add another pony character that would represent the other person, and a cat.
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Auroriia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Artist
Oooh! Well It's still pretty great.
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Denathriel Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
This is simply marvellous. You sir, are a genius.
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synapsid1138 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
May I humbly suggest, for another piece to emulate, Sargent's "Lady Agnew"? Also, this looks very good.
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Nicely done. :)
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foxkristen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
=O
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MrHugoDrax Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
You forgot the Zebra :p
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mirtar34 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very well done
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see this on a wall. :)
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evangelian007 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
This is truly beautiful! So elegant and with class. I know she's a princess but My God she's gorgeous.
I love the detail you gave to her fur, the markings on the pillows and blankets.
If someone makes a real life MLP art museum I hope this makes it to the exhibit. :clap:
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She reminds me of God of War for some reason...
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Oh, that's a lovely painting! Yes, definitely more than a little on the anthro side, but it's all fine. :)
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scootadoo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! I was reminded of that painting the moment I saw this, especially by the pose and ribbon around her neck. Twi looks really beautiful here, good job :)
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musicsuperspaz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this to imply that Twily may be whoring her self out by becoming a princess? (knowing what the original Painting was about)

VERY cool! I love seeing poniafied classic art! Keep up the great work! (she doesnt look anthro/humanoid to me.)
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
I also thought there is an amusing possible interpretation involving accusations that alicorn Twilight is somehow "selling out" the character to make her more marketable. :D
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iamli3 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
intersting....
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Hors1988 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
.... sacadisimo!
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gordanfreeman17 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Photographer
YAY, touching on the classical themes is always great!
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as908dfy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
this is scary
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Hidden-Traveler Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Disturbingly cute and sexy.
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EagleSpartan888 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gotta love her eyes! And everything else also!

Very nice job... as always!
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JaySG2010 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Never even know of this particular piece of artwork(Olympia). I like the hairstyle.
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