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Together We Will Live Forever by alicexz Together We Will Live Forever by alicexz

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"Death is the road to awe."
The Fountain (2006)

A closing piece for my solo show MOMENTS, which opened June 7th at NYC's Bottleneck Gallery and ended on June 28th! I had an awesome time doing this series and can finally start uploading everything here...

This painting was inspired by Darren Aronofsky's strange and massively ambitious effort The Fountain. The scenes involving the "spaceship" were some of the most spectacularly beautiful I'd ever seen (MANY of the scenes were stunning); IMO the film itself wasn't always successful on a conventional level (needed some work on the editing and the script), but I really appreciated the director's vision and ambition, and overall it's a moving study of grief and death. And the soundtrack (just like Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream) is out-of-this world gorgeous and memorable (listen to the song that inspired my title!)

Painted with references on a Cintiq 21UX tablet in Adobe Photoshop.
STEP-BY-STEP PAINTING PROGRESS: soon | REBLOG ON TUMBLR: alicexz.tumblr.com/post/541884…

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StudioMorenn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  New member Professional Artisan Crafter
miraculous! Wow!
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Synnabun Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
This is so amazing that I want to cry. The Fountain is one of my favorite movies (and you're absolutely correct about the faults.) The soundtrack is brilliant. I love this piece. All of the DW, Sherlock, Person of Interest and everything else is amazing, but I appreciate this one the most. I need a print of this in my life! Too bad I'm broke AND the print is sold out! :( Lovely, just lovely!
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flumenlimia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Wonderful!
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timelady221 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Oh my god this is gorgeous. The movie is beautiful and amazing too, especially these scenes!
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Tenshi-no-Kanashimi Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
This is gorgeous~
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EBoss01 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the Fountain! Amazing film and this is an amazing piece!
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IGBM Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
I love this film!
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laeti-chan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning!! it's really beautiful!!
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mothermagdalen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so beautiful, from one of my favorite movies of all time.
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ericbernut Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome,no word it s magic.Eric
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