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"a languid floating flower" by barbarasobczynska "a languid floating flower" by barbarasobczynska
"Enjoy a bath now: clean trough of water, cool enamel, the gentle tepid stream. This is my body.
He foresaw his pale body reclined in it at full, naked, in a womb of warmth, oiled by scented melting soap, softly laved. He saw his trunk and limbs riprippled over and sustained, buoyed lightly upward, lemonyellow: his navel, bud of flesh: and saw the dark tangled curls of his bush floating, floating hair of the stream around the limp father of thousands, a languid floating flower."

[James Joyce, Ulysses]

a little drawing inspired by "Ulysses", probably the most genius novel of the XXth century:worship:

this picture will be - along with a miniature bottle of Polish vodka:absolut:-a first prize for the winner of a little writing Bloomsday Contest I organized that just ended yesterday:D(check out the entries in my journal:nod:)
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ConfusedLarch Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Przypomina mi się tutaj jedna z prac Fridy Khalo.
Świetne takie kosmiczno księżycowe .
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Chaotiv Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent. I actually made a T-shirt for the last year's celebrations in Croatia with parts of that paragraph. I enJoyce Ulysses :)

Check out my Joyce-related artwork :D [link] + [link] :)
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RubyWolfe Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
<3
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whitegoddesss Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Artist
how divine
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6amdestruction Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
THIS IS SHEER GENIUS .
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je-fait Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Joyce was a great writer. I think his work should be introduced to kids in high school. Perhaps not Ulysses, as it is difficult and advanced material. Dubliners was a great book, one I would hope my younger sister will one day read (instead of that dreadful Twilight crap.)

Anyway, enough rambling, you are awesome, with your awesomeness on paper.
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Miss-Cheshire-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beautiful, suggestively erotic vision... The adequation between text and illustration is perfect, and I like how the antique-like boats suggest the classical subtext of Joyce's text.
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Roaring-Flame-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... this is very very cool.
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kleria Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Wow, this is a very interesting idea!
I love the details of the flower and how harmoniously you worked all the colors.
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herrotto Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
This is just wonderful!
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