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WIP ARBEIT MACHT FREI

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by john din, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. john din Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
  2. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    John,i like what you did with this,nice painting on the flesh and clothes (y)
  3. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Excellent piece of art!:)
    Pedro
  4. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Jon

    what can I say?
    As a German I have with this chapter of our history is a problem, especially when it comes to camp and stuff goes.
    Your character makes me hit the one hand, on the other hand, I have to look verylong.
    I congratulate you on the realistic painting.

    Cheers

    Hendryk
  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very well done and poignant. Is this based on a film character?
    Carl.(y)
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    No comment, for the simple reason it should not have been done this way.
    I think it is a very sensitive period for the world and in my opinion you made a character of the people who sufferd.
    That's the only thing i wanna say about it.
  7. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Dear Marc, I understand your point of view but I constest, because I think, this cruel and inhuman part of history should never be forgotten... and in addition, must always speak the truth and show it to younger generations and those who still blindly say that never happened, so I think this piece is brilliant.
    Congratulations to the author.

    Pedro.
  8. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Tough call here the figure I like, on the other hand title I dunno, it comes across as a bit sarcastically mocking, I'm sure it wasn't intended that way but that is how it scans to me at least.
  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    This is a very brave model to do , its so very right in all ways , like Hendryk I too put my hands together and congratulate you .

    The painting is great , especially the flesh , the clothing might look even better if made more worn looking . really like the glasses (I have visited the camps and seen the piles of glasses .. a true sadness at what happened came over me especially then and I am not afraid to admt I had tears in my eyes).

    I would love to paint one of these as well

    This is something we should never forget that happened like Pedro has posted .

    Thank you for posing

    Nap
  10. Martin64 A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    From the "technical" point of view your work displays a very high standard. On the striped uniform of the victims sometimes a cloth stripe was fastened and displayed the number of the prisoner
    Look over here
    http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php...of_crimes_12.jpg&filetimestamp=20070509070618

    About the character itself - not the subject - I am not sure. It is in my eyes too close to the border towards a "comic-style" character - the little rat or bird on his shoulder adds to this impression - and I am sure that this was not your intention . But it is very difficult to show suffering and horrors in the face of a bust in a realistic way. Therefore this is a daring project in many ways and I wish that you finally succeed to bring across what you want to say.

    As a German I think that NO part of history should be forgotten and sometimes it is healthy to realize while painting up another small soldier with a splendid uniform that there is not any time in history and war without victims and cruelties.

    Martin
  11. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I think the painting is fantastic, the subject matter sensitive but IMO nothing wrong with capturing the atrocities of history as we do this in all our painting ( or the vast majority) but I do not like the title it brings an awful image of innocent people seeing a sign that must have brought some momentary relief before being murdered. Those words play on my mind more than the subject matter for some reason!

    Anyway a lovely piece of art, executed superbly well, just maybe tweak the title?

    Dave
  12. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Great work, i like it, but he has a cartoonish chacacter. The spanish comrades prisoners in nazi camps, wore a similar distintive in the chest, a red triangle with a "S" inside, that is, Red Spanish. I see your bust is a (Tschechen) Czecoslovak.

    Military miniatures painted by Eduardo Garcia
  13. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    To the title of this bust one should perhaps say that this text has stood over the entrance of the "concentration camp Buchenwald."

    Cheers

    Hendryk
  14. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    To my knowledge, this phrase was at the entrance to Auschwitz,
  15. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Sorry, thats right.
    Was in Buchenwald "to each his own."

    Cheers

    Hendryk
  16. Hans Member

    Country:
    Germany
    It was at the main entrance on every KZ. The only exception was Buchenwald with Jedem das Seine.
  17. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Should never be forgotten!!!

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  18. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
  19. Hans Member

    Country:
    Germany
    As long as Waffen-SS-Figures are topsellers, it won't.
  20. Lew J Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Is this a slight conversion of JMD's Croque Le Mormitaine, creative. I agree and disagree with some of the comments, this is and will remain a controversial subject.

    Lew J.

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