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Under The Spreading Chestnut by Lupingirl Under The Spreading Chestnut by Lupingirl
The full title is "Under The Spreading Chestnut, I Sold You and You Sold Me."

The title is taken from George Orwell's 1984. The painting is about realizing that the impulse towards self-preservation can kill even the strongest of relationships when people are put in dire situations. I had just re-read the book when just such a situation happened between me and someone I love. We have never been the same.

Mixed media on paper. 48" x 60"


****I was finally able to take a better photo of this painting, so it reads more true to life now.
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Under The Spreading Chestnut by ~Lupingirl is a mixed media piece that really carries an incredible emotion about it, executed with a strong palette and fantastic use of bold colours. ( Featured by RockGirl1582 )
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S-helleh Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
love it :D
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singing-this-song Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. I love that :) .
Love the colours.
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eme1191 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I love how large it is. Very cool.
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Lupingirl Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Thanks very much!
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limnides Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008   Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I received the print this evening and it is absolutely gorgeous. :heart:
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Lupingirl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
Thanks very much! I'm glad you like it!
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FaMz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Featured your piece in my journal [link]

Hope you have a great week :heart:
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HollyhockDanu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Wow, the odd thing is, I favorited this a long time ago because I liked it, didn't know about 1984 or pay attention to that fact. Today I did a search for the book and that came up. Now it has even more meaning :)
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jinxedbyemily Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I just finished that book a couple weeks ago. I hadn't read it before I first saw this as a DD. After I finally read it, I just had to go back and favorite this. It really puts the book in perspective. It really had a heartbreaking ending, and this peice reminds me of that.
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Lupingirl Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Wow, thanks!

That I could put Orwell into perspective for someone else is a huge compliment - I don't think 1984 would have affected me quite so much had I not gone through what I did when I read the book. But it's interesting how books can affect people so differently depending on where their lives are taking them at the time.

(Sorry for the late reply - I am returning to deviant after a long hiatus, and just found out yesterday about the DD feature on this painting)
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