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Red Moscow by KaterinaBelkina Red Moscow by KaterinaBelkina
Empty Spaces series
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"disharmony" - something I often have in this city. We have here a lot of social and other problems, but outwardly we are working hard to show the gloss, luxury and excellence. Everything is for the show. Moscow is one of the most of expensive cities in terms of accommodation. Some people here are building castles with six meters high fences. It's here still you need to think 10 times before you come into a very expensive store, because you can realize that you are not corresponding. About the Porsche. For me this is the striking example of highly specific luxury car. So... for a rich part of Moscow, it's a kind of symbol (female version), as well as Bentley (male). But for some reason, looking into the eyes of the holders of all this stuff, there is no sincere desire to follow their aspirations.

ps - And excuse me for my clumsy English ;)
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Surrealwalker Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love the evening sky with the polluting stacks and heavy haze. It would be an interesting artistic experiment to portray the excess of consumption. Owning a few nice "things" is fundamental to how both our cultures measure "success" in social terms. What most people need is a reevaluation of the word "success" as it should be personally defined. An individual's excessive consumption, or "never having enough" is truly disharmony. The irony is that having expensive goods never fulfills a lasting happiness, but frequently fuels the desire for more in a never ending spiral of dissatisfaction. Someone once said that "the more things you own, the more things own you". Your English is clear and well stated. I wish we had a way to merge our languages to be more precise in our expressions.  But that's what art offers us all!
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NoelMcLauchlan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The higher the fence, the greater the gulf between the rich and the poor.
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grafnull Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Катерина Вы бэст! ))))
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acidedcom Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work, enigmatic picture, great description! Before reading I saw something like s-fi scene here ;)
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Markotxe Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the kind of emptiness of this portrait
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SUDOR Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Your picture is featured in my journal [link]
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homophobia-isgay Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting picture love it
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avalanchepark Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I have spent the night following 'favorites' from artist to artist hoping to find new images and this is one night it paid off. I love this - the colors are great , it has a great feeling of depth, and the feeling of a bubble world separated from the real world outside really comes across for me.
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Photographer
Featured [link]
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readyo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Love this Katerina!
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MindTuber Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful, very clean manip. with details
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cameraflou Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Wonderful work through your gallery:)
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William-Carroll Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
wonderful
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dividerofthelight Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love red. your red rocks.
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galefra Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Fantastic, I love the color and mood!
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Surrealart1702 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful Work
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GentleLeo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
I love the way you add emotional narrative to your art; it adds even more depth to your beautiful art.
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samoshaver Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
cold eyes ,
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UNIQUA Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
apladiruju misli i ideju, i esche izpolnenie ! :) molodec
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yannpol Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
You english is perfectly understandable. And it's a splendid composition!
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NeroNine Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I think you represented your concept of a "new Moscow" perfectly.
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Samarai Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Really digging the choice of background for this. Really brings home the whole theme.

Don't get me wrong though.. I'd take the car. And drive the wheels off it.

Great Shot!
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photofairy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012   General Artist
Your English is perfectly fine, in fact, you get the point across very well. Beautifully described, bleak, but I think not much different than in a lot of other countries at the moment.
Beautiful image, I really love the predominance of red, it evokes the memory of Russia's past.
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cooperk Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Genial. Una obra maestra.
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Tieflith Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Здравствуйте.

Знаете, странная работа какая-то... Даже в сравнении с остальными из этой же серии. Чем, даже сказать не могу. Настроение меняет. Но шикарно. Нравится.

P.s. А можно спросить, куда подевались ваши сказки? Дуэль и прочее.
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arda-engin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wowww :)
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SIGINT133 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Hey, cool rendering? Is this V-Ray?
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KaterinaBelkina Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
No, this is a combined picture - a mix of different pieces from images with a little bit different perspective. Then I make post processing of some parts of the image in Photoshop with hand tools. This is similar to drawing on top. After that I have this effect.
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rato Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Excellent composition, it looks more like a painting. Wow !
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KaterinaBelkina Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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peevee01 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Moscow is turning into a western style capital - London's very similar. It has so much ostentatious wealth, juxtaposed with such decay and poverty, it's like parallel universes. "Gated Communities" are what the rich ghettos behind high fences are called. I hear St Petersburg is extortionately expensive too. The eyes of the holders of all the glittery stuff are often very dull and lifeless. I think that's what makes them - and their values, so deeply unattractive.
This Red Moscow could not be further from the former "Red" socialist Moscow, which had passion. No bread, but plenty of passion:)
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KaterinaBelkina Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
You are absolutely right. Now we have some revolutionary mood here. But even that looks well-fed and lazy. Although, I don't wish the passion for my country, the way of blood, violence and poverty. That was enough. New times - more civilized, and I want a soft and warm changes for the better. But I don't believe strongly that this is possible. We have a very large country with big territory and a lot of people. It's hard.
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peevee01 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Russia has made such fast progress over the past 10 years or so. I know what you mean about lazy well fed revolutionaries. We have them too, protesting about the crazy excesses of the banks, which made all our lives harder. What may be different is that our authorities are very nervous about public opinion. Our media is very critical, and anyone can challenge the government in the courts, without fear of reprisal. This kind of freedom does not arrive overnight. But there was more media freedom in the reporting of the recent demonstrations in Moscow. I watch Russian TV, and it's got better.

Even when the old order fell in Russia, it was not as violent as it could have been, but what followed must have been hard indeed. It was shameful that we in the West did so little to help then.

It's often said here that Russia needs a hard man, indeed, wants a harsh leader, because it is so vast, and difficult to govern. Is it really true?

I doubt it is the best way to maintain a stable civil society. Change does come gradually but it's often more lasting if it comes slowly. Either way - it's always difficult.
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
This Artwork is pure Transcendence of Intensity...!!!

Dear Friend KaterinaBelkina
Your Artwork is featured in
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You are welcome!!! ...

Best regards...:heart:

Mitia-Arcturus
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KaterinaBelkina Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
:)
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Hagenees Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
I have been to Realisme 12 in Amsterdam and have seen this one in big format. Perfect !
I am a "friend" and it was a big surprise to see your work hanging there !
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KaterinaBelkina Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much! it's so nice to hear
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Hagenees Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
:hug:
So you have been to Heusden, I have been there several times and it is a lovely place don't you think ?
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KaterinaBelkina Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
yes! I have been 3 times and I like that place very much - fairy-tale city )
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transvision Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
cool!
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Lenw Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
coco world? =)
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KaterinaBelkina Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
what do you mean?
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NBFleur Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Oil Painting?
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KaterinaBelkina Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
photo) just photo
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