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Everybodies Beautiful by theartyst Everybodies Beautiful by theartyst
"EVERYBODIES BEAUTIFUL"
Oil Painting - 48" x 48" - #4 in a Series of 7

We're constantly bombarded by images we aspire to, yet cannot attain. Imagine a World where everyone HAS what Madison Avenue and Hollywood claims as Perfection.


the rest in this series of Oil paintings are here:
#1 MUSCLE 4 SALE
#2 SALAD BAR
#3 TOYING AROUND
#4 EVERYBODIES BEAUTIFUL
#5 FIFTIES FUTURE
#6 When SuperModels Ruled the World - skipped 4 now, because I wanted to do #7
#7 IT'S A DOG'S WORLD


"EveryBodies Beautiful"
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Given 2008-11-02
Victor Powell (*theartyst), the creator of this artwork, suggested himself for this DD with the following:
"Taking approximately 800 hours to complete, the 48" x 48" oil painting Everybodies Beautiful is much more than Times Square being over-run by mannequins. It's my way of taking a jab at the ever-growing ever-addicting plastic surgery phenomenon, and if you look even closer, you'll see that I'm using road construction as a metaphor for plastic surgery. The setting is in Times Square, because I believe that's the center of everything (well, especially business wise) and it's a place that has changed to the hub of constant advertisements - telling us what to wear, how to look, where to go to and what to buy." ( Suggested by theartyst and Featured by Thunderstatement )
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pytko3 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
This would be a perfect world.B-) (Cool) 
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UnknownShadowGirl Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Whoa. 
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kamochici Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist
yeah its nice. BUT, everyone in there is skinny. Which also somewhat goes with what everyone else thinks is beautiful, which is a size 0. Although I do like what you are implying, and the picture is nice.
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theartyst Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
there are at least a couple size three's AND a half a dozen size Five's    hahahah    :lmao:
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SingingEms7 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Writer
It's so ironic and I love it!!!!
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theartyst Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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AiLienne Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing! I love the message that you're sending. Just a small thing that bothers me: Shouldn't it be Everybody's Beautiful, not Everybodies. Maybe that's intentional, but just pointing it out. Anyway, great job.
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theartyst Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
it's spelled incorrectly on purpose ;) ... get it?
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:iconailienne:
AiLienne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes but even if you used the correct grammar the pun would still stand, but never mind. ;)
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theartyst Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
oh well, what can a guy do? - but tries his bestest ;)
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Wababex Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
this was needed.
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archambers Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Love this. For some reason I don't remember it from earlier. Don't know how I could have overlooked this. :)
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theartyst Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
HAha,.. And just recently I started to show it with my other "best sellers" IADW it's a Dog's world,... And it has been selling quite well ;)


Thanks dude, nice to chat again, what's new with ya
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ampharosisawesome Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
i wonder what it would be like if this really did happen to society
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theartyst Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
it practically has already :nod: ... just not at this level ;)
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ampharosisawesome Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
of course xD IM DIFFERENT AND IM PROUD :dummy:
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Uccan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing artwork :D
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theartyst Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :love:
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paper-saints Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Woah, that's amazing. Great idea too, it's very sad that advatisers dictate to us what they think should make us happy.
I can't believe this is traditional art too, it's flawless. :+favlove:
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theartyst Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconthankyousignplz: a n d :iconthankuplz:
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paper-saints Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Your welcome (:
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MetalMagpie Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work. I love it. :)
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theartyst Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconthankyousignplz:
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Living-with-aliens Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Student General Artist
There's a lot of thinking brought up by this. And it's full of detail and interesting to look at
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theartyst Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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staceyowens Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
And here I thought your 50's Future oil would be the most mind-blowing piece in your gallery for my own personal tastes; it most certainly has a seriously contender in this piece!

Your ability to create such hugely detailed and multi-faceted scenes while still preserving an uncluttered aesthetic and conveying a simplistic and direct message leaves me in absolute awe.

I would love to know when you created this image, as it seems to elicit a late 80's/early 90's feel, especially in the fashion of the various carbon copy mannequins. I see you've been in this game a fair while, so it increases my interest in your work to be able to view your evolution, particularly in terms of your progression in parallel to western culture.

I adore your perfect expression of an idea in this instance, especially as I too intend to express similar ideas within my own work - though on an ever so slightly more subtle (in some ways) and ironic level; you may have noticed...

I'm so very pleased to have made your acquaintance and viewed your works; I doubt this will be the last verbose commentary I leave on your work :)
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Oohdelally Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Wonderful and scary at the same time. Great bright colors. In a world like this the ugly would be the pretty ones.
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theartyst Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks Nicklas,

"In a world like this the ugly would be the pretty ones" Exactly what I was first thinking when realizing this very idea, ... i even thought of placing two very normal people in the painting - but opted not to
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XxPatrickStarRULZxX Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
Thats incredible! :wow:
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theartyst Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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Canookian Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no clue what to describe this as. I obviously dont need to tell you that its a very sad and realistic portrayal. most people look about exactly the same to me as its is, so this is also a rather scary painting. the fact that this is so close to the truth about 'advanced' societies can only bring me to as close to a conclusion as this:

your painting is wonderfully disgusting
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theartyst Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks - nice 2 hear from someone that "gets it"

What's really disgusting is to what lengths people will under-go to become what they think is Beautiful

wonderfully weird AND
wonderfully true
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Canookian Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess Professor Monroe's quote from 'Cannibal Holocaust' could be loosly applied here:

'I wonder who the real cannibals are'
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Zagabatsuu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
This is beautiful. It's horrible that people constantly feel the need to change themselves.
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theartyst Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
exactly,... and thanks
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Takiouttio Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha I saw this in a Spectrum book~ I loved it then, I love it now.
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theartyst Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks so much :highfive:
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sethlamden Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Fantastic!
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theartyst Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:w00t: thanks
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sethlamden Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
No prob -- the painting is great! I love the wit and energy with which you convey your message. I recently posted a photo in my gallery (Bebe ED) with a somewhat related theme.
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Only-DEO Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everybody being beautiful sure is creepy.. o__o
I have no idea why, but the first thing the people in this picture reminded me of was the Oscar Award statue. =D Maybe because of the color?
That could be symbolic, even, of how we try to attain this statuesque beauty as if it is a trophy of some sort, right?

Either way, I really enjoy this picture. It makes me appreciate that there is such variety in people. ^__^
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theartyst Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, ... that's a new analogy to be sure.
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional Artist
Gorgeous.
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theartyst Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow: thanks
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AngieVX Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Student General Artist
I love it! Amazing art! I love the concept! :love:
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theartyst Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:w00t: thanks
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maryjane137 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009   Photographer
this is awesome.
amazing concept...i love it.
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theartyst Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks:
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xNatje Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Student General Artist
Interesting and orriginal piece. It contains many aspects what I like about it.
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theartyst Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow:
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