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the alchemist by 413 the alchemist by 413
"useless science or the alchemist''

oil on canvas
40x30in
2009

In this painting, the artist criticizes that most of man’s knowledge is destructive to his environment and relatively harms his own kind. He stresses that conceited men who think of themselves wise and infallible are often the most potent catalysts of havoc. According to the artist, it is stated in the Scriptures that true men of wisdom are those who admit the fact that they are nothing compared to the wisdom of the Almighty.

-ronamil

(for the exhibition "babylon zoo" @ blanc gallery, makati city)
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Mangalassie Featured By Owner Edited Jul 31, 2014
This is beautiful. It invites the viewer to seek out the symbols and hermetic meaning. It's so rich and full of stories waiting to be told.
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555505 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Deep and painful. Such a lovely alone soul, lost in science and knowledge.
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Servetoire Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
what do the inscriptions around the painting say?
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Sabia74 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
stunning...
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kisstothesky Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
fantastic, absolutely fantastic.
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413 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
thank you!
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f-holes Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
WOOOOOWWWWW!!!!!
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413 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009   Traditional Artist
:strong: thanks muscle man
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keithsith Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Ang!... Ang!.. D ko ma explain. It's like a can opener for mind changing. Dis is art talaga. As far as I know the owl is a symbol of knowledge that resembles the almighty while the monkey pictures out men who thinks highly of themselves. High enough that they are making tyranny among other people that creates destruction. Destruction that causes death that can portray by a crow. The difference between the background and the foreground is also relevant that's why the elements truly popped out in the scene. And the use of depth to hide the unnecessary parts of the painting really works well. Kagaya n lng dun sa lower body part nung human owl Haha!? Un ung tingin ko :P Pero d ko sure kng tumugma ba dun sa gs2 nio ipakita. Haha d nmn ako pro kaya ignore mo n lng haha :P
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413 Featured By Owner May 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
wow! ayos! pasok! :horns:
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