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'The Wrath Of Veruca' by davidmacdowell 'The Wrath Of Veruca' by davidmacdowell
18 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas. A reworking of Theodore Gericault's "The Raft Of The Medusa"..
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"The Wrath Of Veruca" by *davidmacdowell pays tribute to both a great piece of artwork AND a fantastic movie with the stroke of a brush! It is delightful and just as quirky as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory while still an interesting, and amusing, reworking of the classic French piece, The Raft of Medusa. The artist's skill does not need to be pointed out as the piece speaks volumes, so check it out and most importantly, enjoy! ( Suggested by laerry and Featured by aunjuli )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Great work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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SteamPunk-Anime Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Student Filmographer
After taking art history, I really appreciate this XD
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towarlock Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
great ^^
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ravensky17 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
was your aim to show the will to survive of the characters of the Willy Wonka story just like Gericault's raft of the medusa portrays?
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I just always loved the Gericault piece and thought that i'd never be able to tackle such a busy piece so it was done mainly as a challenge.:)
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ravensky17 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
thats awsome! did you know that he had built a life size raft to draw from?

but again awsome! challenge do the body good LOL!
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow -I didnt know that about the raft! The piece is so brilliant in detail I guess it makes sense though for reference reasons==Its just so technically brilliant in an old masters/renassance way that I always thought that it was alot older than it is..Id like to do another one someday with a different cast of characters, maybe something silly like the brady bunch;)
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ravensky17 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
LOL wow, i would never think of the brady bunch to us as another set of characters, shows how creative i am LOL i wold have used something like futurerama the cartoon that shows once in a while on adult swim. LOL but great idea. message me if you can when ever you do that one! i'd love to see it!
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antosenpai Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
sinister o.o
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dr-tedley Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional
brilliant
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Dr!!
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dr-tedley Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional
My pleasure ... fantastic idea
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soundthebell Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Holy Wow!
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ctdsnark Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's just lucky she wasn't in the version with the squirrels!!!
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Haaaa!
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youshakemyblood Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Student General Artist
wow. this is awesome.
the original movie was the best too.
:D great job!
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Emo!!!!
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youshakemyblood Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Student General Artist
no problem.
lolz
:D
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Deddrie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Honestly, I never would have thought to put these two ideas anywhere near each other. This is fantastic!
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha! Yes! This is so epic! That is such a perfect representation of the effect of Veruca and I love the reference to that classic painting!
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! Thanks Blu!!
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JennHolton Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Holy crap. This is FANTASTIC!

It's out of my hands now... I must watch you for further amazing pieces like this. They're inspiring.
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Sexual-Yeti Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
The Raft of Medusa is one of my favourite paintings... But that Old Willy Wonka film was SATANIC! Still, I think you have done the parady of the painting perfectly. Thumbs up and fav :+fav:
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cherrypoppedtart Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
LOW BROW /POP SURREALISM AT ITS BEST !
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome compliment!:) Thanks so much!!:)
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bluucircles Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great work. I love parodies of famous art. You've reinvented in so well!
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Mucho`Thanks:):)
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breakage-black Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
In a simple two words,
Purely amazing.
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks:):)
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breakage-black Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
No problem. :)
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CJStreva Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Congratulations on the DD.....awesomely amusing work you have here! :+fav:
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godscapes Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Awesome work!! :clap:
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Sammy-i-love-nerds Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
oh i get it! i knew Art History would come in handy! :slow:

great job! very interesting idea! :clap:
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! Thanks:)
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NyNeko Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome D:
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! Thanks:)
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JouninShadow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
sweet
it reminds me of metalocalypse meets charlie and the chocolate factory
amazing
i love the colors and the expressions on everyone's face
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! Thanks:)
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Tico-Machi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Nice picture, but why is poor Mike dead, I don't recall him dying in the movie... maybe it was a deleted scene ;D
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL!~Thanks:)
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Raven-Studios Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
A very unique spin - and so very accurate. ^^;

Great work.
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! Thanks:)
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RockMaster Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, good to see the original Wonka cast instead of that poor excuse for a remake. Very well made to boot. Keep up the good work!
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks:)
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ImAGirlNamedMichael Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you know that Roald Dahl HATED the Gene Wilder version? When I heard about the remake I read the book, and it really wasn't much like the movie at all. The remake was a lot closer to the book, only about ten times creepier. I didn't hate the remake, but in my humble opinion, it can't hold a candle(even a candy one) to the original. The music alone blows the new one out of the water(the new songs were pretty much straight out of the book...they just didn't work as well, I don't think).
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RockMaster Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, the original movie was just a better movie, no matter how close or far it was to the source material. For one thing, Wonka seemed to be an honest person the whole way through and tricked us in the original version, whereas he was a creep until he reformed at the end in the new one. Even if the new one had came out before the original, I think I still would have liked the original more.
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ImAGirlNamedMichael Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree. He was just way too creepy...though his outfit was great(minus the rubber gloves) =)
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Dramur Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Hilarious! (I love Gericault.)
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! Thanks:)
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Reveroph Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Writer
RAFT OF MEDUSA FOR THE WIN~! YAY ART HISTORY!!!!
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