FANTASY MERMAIDS


posted on 28th of october, 2014


A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish. Mermaids have been a popular subject of art and literature in recent centuries. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen wrote his popular fairy tale " The Little Mermaid " in 1836. They have subsequently been depicted in opera, paintings, books, films, and comics.

The first known mermaid stories appeared in Assyria, ca. 1000 BC. The goddess Atargatis, mother of Assyrian queen Semiramis, loved a mortal shepherd and unintentionally killed him. Ashamed, she jumped into a lake to take the form of a fish, but the waters would not conceal her divine beauty.

Thereafter, she took the form of a mermaid—human above the waist, fish below—though the earliest representations of...

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Posted by Littlemacproductions on October 28, 2014
Nice images... nice story. I didn't know all of the history behind the mermaid. Thanks for sharing.



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FANTASY WOMAN


posted on 28th of october, 2014




Fantasy. It can be characterised by subject matter - which portrays non-realistic, mystical, mythical or folkloric subjects or events - and style, which is representational and naturalistic, rather than abstract - or in the case of magazine illustrations and similar, in the style of graphic novel art such as manga.



Fantasy has been an integral part of art since its beginnings, but has been particularly important in mannerism, magic realist painting, romantic art, symbolism, surrealism and lowbrow. In French, the genre is called le fantastique, in English it is sometimes referred to as visionary art, grotesque art or mannerist art. It has had a deep and circular interaction...

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Posted by Joe1971 on October 29, 2014
It is beautiful!
Posted by Yorgy67 on October 29, 2014
Absolutely fabulous job! Beauty in its best! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Perstock on October 29, 2014
Fantastic :-)



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❤ Digital artist and illustrator. Russia. \" I have been drawing since childhood. I studied at the School of Art as an artist. In digital painting I like Fantasy stile. I like to represent fairies, angels, mermaids and mystical images and to use many light effects.\"

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Naberezhnye Chelny, RU

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