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Rothko by willko Rothko by willko
I know my work is kind of all over the place at the moment. Bear with me.

This is a 30 second nighttime exposure experiment with white balance adjustment.

If you don't know Rothko click here: [link]

Enjoy?
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-11-16
"We assert that the subject is crucial
and only that subject matter is valid
which is tragic and timeless."

(Mark Rothko)

Rothko by ~willko ( Suggested by KizukiTamura and Featured by DpressedSoul )
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keniakittykat Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Uhm, yeah, so I had to do these in manual photography class... One of the first lessons in manual photography class, and let me tell you, it's not hard, it's not artsy, it's a developing test.
If a bunch of 17 year olds who have ever held a manual camera in their hands can do this, then it's certainly NOT worthy of a DD. Just saying.
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Derpymailexpress Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:cookie: for you.
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UrielReyes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Photographer
Great piece.

Please, ignore all the negative comments. A lot of envy down there.

"This got a DD?" (I could do better if I want to)

"I know artists who deserve more a DD" (Please, take a look at my work)

"It's not envy, I don't want/need a DD" (But, actually I'm dying to get one)
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insolitus85 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:

Congratulations on the DD :)
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lehoainamvn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks for your photo here.. this inspired me to do this [link], please view it.
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Cyndrome Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand why this is an DD. I think it's awesome. It's made with a camera, not with photoshop. It isn't as easy as it looks, I for one would not have a clue how to achieve this with a camera.

I like the color combination, I like the fact that it's not completely smooth. I think it's calming. I think there are abstract paintings/photo's etc. out there I don't get and they are marveled at. I think those pieces receive glory because of the name. And I think that unknown or less known artists who make abstract paintings are being thrown rocks at, which isn't deserved.

So I congratulate you on the DD!
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The-Sky-Walker Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist
I don't understand this.
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kelaydinov Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm kinda new here but I've don't think I've seen so much hate on a DD. Most of you guys need to chill. He is artist, and his work deserves respect. Art can be conceived in a few seconds, or can be polished in a year, it does not matter. A quick sketch made by a brilliant artist may be more valuable than all my works put together in understanding and respecting that lies the seed of greatness and personal growth.
However, as much as I respect the statement and the quote of Rothko, I strongly dressage with it. Focusing on a subject is tragic? Here is what I think, and again its just a personal opinion. Subject is indeed crucial, because subject (object, person, light, line, shape.. whatever it may be) is what connects your art with your audience. For example by rejecting "the subject" you make the rejection itself a subject of your statement or art. Which to me as a viewer is little bit hypocritical and insulting (talking about Mark Rothko's statement not work published here).
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moondevourer Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I don't mean to seem rude or close-minded or anything, but I just didn't feel, well, ANYTHING, when I saw this in my DD box. What is it supposed to be? Then again, I was never a Rothko fan, either. This artist's gallery has pieces more worthy of a DD than this one. Makes me wonder what the selection criteria is for a DD... /shrugs
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FirstSarge Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Screw those other bastards, I like this piece.
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
yeah cool DD ...... i can totally feel its expressiveness ...... <_< ... 30 seconds in photoshop to make such ART ... iuppii...
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Cyndrome Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not a 30 second Photoshop though... just saying.
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
its not art, just saying .....
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Cyndrome Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess you find the work of many abstract artists "not art". Like Mondriaan, Andy Warhol's soup cans etc also not art?

Well, art is in the eye of the beholder. For you it's not art, for me it is :) Luckily for willko many more agree with me.

At least it got a reaction out of you ;) if art is to make the viewer feel an emotion, I guess this emotion is disbelief?
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
yeah...right, also philosophy is usually mistaken with art, in which we do not talk about it, about a point of view, so like in this case, we clearly talk about standards, for some, a puke on a wall is considered art, for some ones that puke is clearly not art, it takes 10seconds to barf on that wall, meanwhile Leonardo da Vinci's all known Mona Lisa portrait, for example, is quite hard to create, in which high quality skill is required, and that is truly a masterpiece
Painting a gradient on a wall takes like 10 minutes, it is not art, it is ignorance and it kills modern art. That is why modern art is truly a big hunk of crap (in my truly opinion, in which I guess its shared with a lot of people who truly appreciate the value of art)
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Cyndrome Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just to play the devil's advocate (because I get your point, truly I do), it will take me approximately a year to knit a sweater. Can be a gorgeous sweater, and there is art involved, because knitting is part of deviantArt as well. But is the sweater a piece of art?
Lots of famous modern artists will take no more than a few minutes a piece, but people will pay thousands of dollars to get it. Is that art?
Some forms of art look like they have been done in a minute, but there has been a lot of work done beforehand in designing and think-process. Is that art?
And finally, because it relates to this piece we are talking about. Some artists make hyper realistic oil paintings that look like photographs. It would have been easier and simpler to make a photograph. This artist here (Willko) didn't use a photoshop filter, but experimented with his camera to get this piece. Art?

:)

BTW thanks for your lovely comments on my site of dA, really appreciated!
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Indeed that is true, I can also "experience" with my cammera like this, set the apperture to low and move it from top to bottom on a colored wall :P, gonna get like almoust the same result as this young lad over here :P in a few tries...... I see dA promotes all kind of lame images and no credit is given to those that struggle to really create something wonderfull

Maybe some have alot of cool art on their hard disk and dont upload it because they think its crap

AND YES, painting a super realisting image that look like a photography IS art, its requiered a lot of skill as I said before :P,takes time,skill,motivation and also cash can be taken into consideration to pain such great pearl :P.

You are welcome :aww:
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hunnyflash Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if I didn't love this piece, I would support it for the concept of beauty in simplicity and the ability to see worlds in pure color. How beautiful our world of light it.

I'm also very happy that it's so different from so many of the usual DDs. I'm sorry. You can paint a portrait, and put a hundred hours into painting the most brilliant detail...and you can still be only an artisan or illustrator, versus an artist. Think about that line.
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waste-and-tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Rothko = :love:

Congratulations - nice work. :clap:
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GreenStranger Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This will help me decide what color to paint my bathroom. Good choice DA. The Home Depot better carry these colors!
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jealousapples Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is beautiful <3 congrats on the DD
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tingc888 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sigh... I'm sad you got so many negative comments! Why do people always think their definition of art is the right one? Personally, I find it refreshing to have a different kind of art in the Daily Deviations, regardless if it's my cup of tea or not. Proves to me that not all of the dA community is the same.

I think the technique you used to obtain this image is intriguing, considering what I see is daylight (dawn or something) when you took this at night (or at least, that is what I'm getting from your description).
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8BitMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Umm..... this was a DD? This is um... this was a DD?
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HTZT Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I dont mean to be rude, but Ive spent days on pictures, and you get a DD on what looks like a <5min gradient? Just saying....
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ripley4O77 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well the photographer isn't too blame, first of all DDs are NOT awards for who is the best, the are not prizes of any kind, they are meant to promote artists and give them a small boost.

Second if this person got a DD it is only because OTHERS suggested his works. It doesn't matter how much you work on something or how pro you are if nobody suggests anything nothing gets featured it is that simple.
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GreenStranger Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed. Couldn't have said it better.
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XoPachi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I 100% fucking agree. Not that I care/want/need/deserve to get DD, but seriously...
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HTZT Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank You, I dont care about publicity either, but geez.
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PvtDexterGrif Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know, there are a lot of people that deserve have a DD rather than this
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the-nerd-patrol Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Um....
Okay....?
It just looks like a gradient....
Hmm. Let me stare at this for a few and see if I understand......
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LDRPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Really?
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly thought it was a gradient produced in Photoshop when I first saw this. :O

Aaaanyway, I think that the artist himself is deserving of the DD, but I would have chosen a different piece from his gallery to showcase... Just sayin'. :B

But whatever. It really isn't that important. In the grand scheme of things, what does or does not get awarded a DD really doesn't matter...
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FragileButts Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i think there are many other pictures in your gallery more worthy than this of a DD
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AoNoPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Not saying this isn't art but...a DD? Really? For a picture taken 5 years ago for a deviant who hasn't been active since 2010? Sure it's nice to get some older deviations nominated for DD's, but how about for a deviant that still goes on DeviantART...Or am I the only one thinking this?...
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talliaha Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
what the fuck is a dd?
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Southrobin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Daily Deviation.
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FragileButts Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this
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Kiytt Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daily Deviation.
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ellipus-ATTACK Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i would love to sit in a room surrounded by this, it's so serene... i think at such a small scale its more difficult to feel, in-depth, the mood it evokes. anyway, congrats on the DD!
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N-Team Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? Even Rothko's photos were boring and lazy. Just look at his normal paintings. A colored frame and 2-4 "blocks" of color, it is undeserving. It shows that it is not the quality of the work, but only riding off the fame of the creator. I would say congrats on getting a DD, but it appears that things like this [link] can allow anyone to get something.
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tuftedpuffin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I take blurry, out of focus pics all the time. Maybe I should start posting them, too, since I keep seeing them get DDs...
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GreenStranger Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen.
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FragileButts Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ty
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Derpymailexpress Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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BMFMagnus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to sound condescending but... From my view, Rothko's works look more like someone testing color palettes before painting a home interior.

Sorry willko....
This 'art' is too abstract for my understanding.

On the bright side, congrats on the DD!
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PeppermentPanda Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012

A lot of you people obviously don't know what Art is. =<...

A lot of DD's may not be the BEST DD in your opinion, but saying it's not art is just fail. x3

Art is art, It's how a person feels and so on. Too lazy to explain it in detail lol.

It's up to the people viewing the deviation to come up with their own interpretation of a piece. Some may say there is none, but others may see something different.

I mean.. Go into art galleries and there's tons of really simple art pieces, but have a big meaning. x3

Just saying.


Gratz on the DD. =3
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samsarasurfing1 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Rothko succumb to his demons. Had he kept growing he might've been where the Dalai Lama is in his spiritual development...beyond the madness.
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TAV15 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
There are a lot of negative comments on here. I will try to keep it positive. I originally came here because I saw that this piece was a DD, which I disagreed with. However, had I not seen this, I would not have gone to your gallery, which I thoroughly enjoyed. You have great talent and many pieces that are deserving of a DD. I just don't think that this is one of them. However, I must congratulate you nonetheless for receiving a DD! Continue with your good work!
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FerricPlushy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Why don't we just get rid of DD's, obviously there is no actual criteria for them.
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
You have the ability to change the channel with the arrows too the far left above the DD.
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