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Venus The Roman Goddess Of Love, also known as Aphrodite in Greek Mythology.
Venus was born of the Sea and the Sky. She was honored as the Mother of the
Roman people.

It is the Goddess Venus who inspires people to love one another and to celebrate
the rites of Marriage. She is also associated with the rites of Spring and Fertility.
Though there are many other great Goddesses associated with Love, Venus reigns
as the supreme Goddess Of Love.

Venus serves as inspiration to many great works of art, including the statue of
Venus De Milo in the Louvre and the great painting The Birth of Venus, by Botticelli.

Stock from: [link] and morguefile.com
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Given 2005-06-08
Take a look at what is hiding in the depths of the sea... It's the Slumbering Venus by *carlzon ( Featured by suzi9mm )
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soys Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
splendid
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:iconcarlzon:
carlzon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
WHOOOOOPAA!!!!
From ca 50 to over 2800 views in one day....:omg::omg::omg:
Thank You, thank you, thank you for all comments and nice words.

I love u all! :love:

:worship: carlzon - the northman
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vnt87 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, that looks like a dream!
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:iconelliannah:
elliannah Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Really cool. Awesome job!
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:iconflipsideshooze:
flipsideshooze Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
awesome work :thumbsup:
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:iconevanesces:
evanesces Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
Beautiful. Lush. Amazing. Stunning. Such a welld-one piece, and you are so talented as well! :)
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:iconspacedman:
Spacedman Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
Ah! its gonna eat me!! well maybe not... I may be faster than it... good pic!
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weepingtrees Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
The shell looks like it's been lit up by Venus' astounding beauty.
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Cassandra28 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
:wow: This is great! My only puzzle is trying to figure out what she's reclining on. A giant shell?
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:iconcarmelpixie:
carmelpixie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
It's an oyster shell I think... haven't you seen the painting "The Birth of Venus"? If not, you should look it up, its a classic masterpiece.
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Cassandra28 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
*googles* Ooooh. That's what I thought it was. I can't think of what the shells are called though.
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SweetSorrow85 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
great
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:iconj-i-m-p-a:
J-i-m-p-a Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
Bernt has used his magic wand again and amazes us all with his great talented artwork!

:+fav:

Congratulations on your first DD, Bernt! Noone deserves it more! :highfive:
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:iconnememsis:
Nememsis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
This is amazing. The piece renders such beauty and spiritual peace. I really love this!
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:iconosakanodaioh:
OsakaNoDaioh Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005   Digital Artist
oooh. Boticelli .
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:iconcrystallinne:
Crystallinne Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
impressive colors !
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:icondead-jupiter:
dead-jupiter Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005   Writer
Beautiful! I love how the light is reflecting off the water and the fish. Simply amazing. Rock on :clap:
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:icondarkwater-pirate:
darkwater-pirate Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
Beautiful composition. Awesome job!
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:icondreams2dust:
dreams2dust Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
What an amazing piece! I've not yet seen a Venus piece of art quite like this. Rather unique and ingenious! :+fav:
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:iconmaplerose:
MapleRose Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful lighting! great composition.
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tatlntael Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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:iconrightushook:
RiGhTuShOoK Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005   Interface Designer
beauitufl, i love the colors, it makes me want to dance :P
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natyismyhero Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
Ok. I like this pic, but I don't know if that pose is one that really works for the whole idea. I really really love the lighting and the shell and the fishes, but the pose...it detracts from the whole picture.
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cometeoraine Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
Agree with this comment here. There's something about the pose that is not overall cohesive with the idea. It either needs to be at a better angle or in a different pose altogether. And something else that bothers me is Venus herself. The Venus in this work doesn't exemplify the voluptuous aspect of what you would expect of a woman, especially since she's the goddess of love for that matter. Other than that, everything seems to be beautifully placed and manipulated. Great work and congratulations on your DD.
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natyismyhero Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
:blush: when I was opening your comment, I was holding my breath, thinking, "Oh god...somebody who is going to tell me to shut the hell up and keep my thoughts off the net..."

Thank you for the support...it is just...I don't know. that pose...it seems...to me, Venus was the goddess of love, sex, and the carnal, BUT... I always thought that it was portrayed in the mythology more as a bit naive, or childlike enthusiasm...that is just my take on it.
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ReticentShadow Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
Beautiful! :D
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:iconthebutton:
TheButton Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
Woah... Sweet manip! Great job!
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:iconlusitana:
lusitana Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
fascinating piece! well done.
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:icontj-tico:
TJ-TICO Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005   Photographer
extreemly awsomeness :+fav:
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:iconrommel13:
Rommel13 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
I like the name and idea alone :nod:
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
It is just amazing to look at this. :+fav:
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:iconteknoledge:
teknoledge Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
that wicked! nice work :)
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:iconthe-real-noodle:
The-real-Noodle Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005   Interface Designer
Very beautiful! I love it :jawdrop:
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:iconanperegar:
anperegar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
Love your work. FAV +
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:iconleserpentquidanse:
leserpentquidanse Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
ohhhh....
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:iconastondo:
astondo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
beautiful :)
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:icondroolz:
droolz Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
That's so beautiful, original and creative... Keep up the excellent work!
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:iconbrzcu:
Brzcu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
The transparent fish are wonderful!
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005   Photographer
beautiful
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Bellevue-DarkKnight Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
this is an amazing piece. I like the lighting, the pose of the goddess, how the goddess and clam fade behind the sea. Excellent piece.
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:iconhbynoe:
hbynoe Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
oh dear so precious
congrats on the aDD
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:icontrinket:
trinket Featured By Owner May 24, 2005
very awesome like, overlapping of images and technical work on this... looks great
What I find really amazing about this is the way it looks nice and gold and shiney and sparkly... great effect, I think it's hard for anyone to get smoething to look that golden, you did it so well
great idea too
:clap:
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:iconphat-set:
Phat-Set Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
:!: b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l :!:
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Glass-soul Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
wery interesting interpretation of venus, but wery lovley...
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:iconumehoshi:
UmeHoshi Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
This is something I would expect to see out of a fantasy land. It's beautifully lit, and the subtle use of the female form is just lovely. :)
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:icondizzz-stock:
dizzz-stock Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
beautiful!
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carlzon Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
...and thanks for the beautiful stock! (and the :+fav:)...

carlzon - the northman
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carlzon Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
...and thanks for the beautiful stock! (and the :+fav:)...

carlzon - the northman
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ErzebethBathory Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
that is a wonderful interpretation ...love mythology :)
it's a nice image...very pretty as always, Calrzon
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yasakanamee Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
that is gorgeous!
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