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Panasonic
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DMC-FZ28
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Mar 22, 2013, 2:40:02 PM
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Solar broadcast [Transition] by ReV-Ryan Solar broadcast [Transition] by ReV-Ryan
-Sale status-ORIGINAL NOT FOR SALE

-Medium-Oil on canvas

-Dimensions- 60 x 48 [ 1.5 in. ]

-Weight- 7.5 lbs

-Year painted-2012

-Artist-Ryan Demaree



-Description- This is my tribute to the 2012 Venus transit across the sun.


The rarity of such an event, when a planet such as Mercury or Venus transits between the earth and the sun with all the beauty in the event itself and the science behind it this is a hugely powerful happening.


-From a Scientific perspective

This transit gives us insight to finding exo-planets around other stars as well as continues to prove Copernicus and his theory as genius. We live in a very large universe as a planet in a solar system in a galaxy. We rotate around a host star and this transit makes this more evident and it increases our insight into detection of exo-planets transitting across other stars.


-From an artistic/ philosophical point of view

This painting first and foreost is depicting this rare and scientifically/ aesthetically beautiful event, the transit of a planet across a star.

Beyond that, I again use apes as my figures, no ape in particular, just "ape-like" beings in "human-like roles" in the picture. This picture is infused with space and television/broadcast based themes with the video screens displaying "LIVE" as well as the cameras.

The reason for both is that this is obviously a space event and this is a scene, a setup broadcast as all of my recent pictures have been.

Man is an ape and the world he lives in is a set.

Reality is bendable and Man is just an animal.


As for the corpse in the chair within the transparent shape, the UFO in the sky and the mechanichal apeman/orange arangutan color

These are my own personal touches.

This entire painting was inspired by my visit to Canada with my GF in may 2012 as I was listening to her and her Spanish band "Maga Negra" practice and i just started sketching this.


The arangutan/ mechanical ape is a shaman, a symbol of somewhat of a leader or idol. although not real, much like many of the characters in "The Truman Show" which has always been a huge inspiration to me.

The UFO is a personal thing fr me that I witnessed with my girlfriend while in Canada. To this day I cannot identify what it was and I am an avid stargazer with quite a bit of stargazing and large telescope use under my belt. Its in the upper right corner as a reddish/ brown color. It looked exactly like that.

The corpse in the chair is an example of time travel of some sort, im not entirely sure why I felt compelled to add this, but it fits in some strange way that I havent even quite figured out.


The corelation between the transit and all of this is that life/ reality isnt as black and white/ straight forward as it appears. Without telescopes we would detect no transit, without innovative thinking we would not relate the transit to exo-planet research



"When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars"- Vincent Van Gogh



We are all apes living on a permanent ever-changing set.
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sillypots Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great reason to paint.
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Igotsomepopsickles Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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miha9000 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
added to Sketches and concepts in Sci-fi Archives  sci-fi-archives.deviantart.com…
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chesya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
At last some 'real' surrealism. Normally unrelated subjects and objects vying for meaning in a disjointed world.
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ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This painting goes deep. So much personal meaning in this painting for me.

Thanks for the comment
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roundtower Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).


Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).


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ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks alot buddddddddddddddddyyy!!!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A real pleasure dear friend! :iconmybestfriendplz:
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ghostexist Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
featured: [link] :sun:
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d3fect Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Digital Artist
This is such an intensive and powerfull work with a lot of atmosphere. I love the sense of activity in this piece.
The technique you've used for this is great, giving it all a very special style. This exactly how surreal art have to look like!
Keep it up
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