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Upstairs, Downstairs by meluseena Upstairs, Downstairs by meluseena
A gracious host, a brooding conniver.

Two sides of a coin. The full name is 'Upstandingly Upstairs, Darkly Downstairs'. DA won't let me name it fully cause of the title word limit.


prints:
www.meluseena.etsy.com

Stock own or from sxc.hu / cgtextures.com
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ArtXtreme101 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this one so much! This is absolutely amazing! You have true talent!
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Athatra Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Downstairs reminds me of The Cask of Amontillado.
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meluseena Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
:) Its one of my favourite stories, and remains an influence!
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madnifesto Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Reminds me of Tood Sweeney the demon barber :)
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mairimart Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Featured! :heart:
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sarah-d-anderson Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Love this one....
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ZaneEyre Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful, eerie, and darkly humorous. wonderful, as always! :clap:
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NibbleKat Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder who he's walling in?

He's definitely sexy. Even though he'd kill me in my sleep. Or not in my sleep, I'm sure.

Wonderful piece.
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meluseena Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
That's the problem with some serial killers eh! They're just like Venus fly-traps. First they lure, then SNAP!
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work my friend :clap:
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catherine-elizabeth Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student
Love the concept and color schemes. She has a great design :D
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JamesSkeltonSmith Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Balthus with a female sensibility. Very interesting psychological insight, beautifully done.
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meluseena Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ah well it's no secret that I adore Balthus :)
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JamesSkeltonSmith Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, but it's all yours apart from a stylistic resemblance. He would have been very proud to have made this picture, but who wouldn't!! :heart:
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meluseena Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hehe aww thanks.
I actually love Balthus' moodiness sooo much. He would be my all-time favourite artist. I am flattered thank you :)
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4th-guy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Writer
The bottom portion of the picture reminds me of Edgar Allen Poe's A cask of Amontillado.
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meluseena Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
It was the intended reference. It's meant to be Montresor.
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:) well spotted!
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4th-guy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Writer
Finally, endless literature reading is useful :P
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EVAVESTER Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Lovely work!:heart:
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meanbragwick1 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Love this one, especially the boy! lol kudos!
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LaLunatique Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful style and concept.
An untold story ? XD
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meluseena Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
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Not a story as such, but an outlook :)
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sooooo creepy, but awesoem!
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The-Quoi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It reminds me of the song "Raggle Taggle Gypsy".
'It was upstairs and downstairs the lady went...'

Very cool concept. : )
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ellisescara Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
I love the color, expressions, and composition, but I don't think I understand the meaning.

Why are there cracks under her feet?
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meluseena Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
I have described the meaning of this painting somewhat in a blog post.
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But as such, I don't find it strictly necessary to understand what the artist had in mind when trying to make out what a painting means. This is my meaning of it. But feel free to make up your own :)
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