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Given 2006-05-07
After looking through some of the best artistic nudes on dA I kept coming back to a few deviant galleries. One of these was =darkmatterzone. As one of the most popular artists on dA he doesnt really need extra recognition. BUT I felt that I was yet to show him how much I love his work and the best way to do it is via a DD! La Danseuse is a beautiful, classic artistic nude photograph. The pose, the chair, the location, lighting and more all work together to make this a superb work of art. ( Featured by scottb )
nulldeviant Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Excellent !!! (sorry for the cliché) ... :clap:
Oxperia Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
BuneTheBurtango Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cancace is hawt... and a great model too.
criztu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
oh this is beautiful. the body the pose the light
maz00 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Nice the light is very harmonic
gabrielguzman Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
MrKeijo Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent pose, real dancer.
Nudessence Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
Oh wow! This one is very special. You've both really captured something here! ...beautiful!
3mo-tiike Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008   Photographer
très, très belle photo. <3
spincus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
i love nudes. as a male i have seen way to many nudes. ;)

I started loving art nudes in 4th grade on a museum field trip to a renaissance art gallery. I would like to think that back then, it was only the curves and textures.

This is the first nude in a very long time that compelled me for all the right reasons. Perhaps it brings out that 4th grader in me again, the one that loved the curves and textures. Maybe it is my innocence, to which i respond so strongly; perhaps it is yours. For sure this wonderful work of art is about renaissance.

Dont get me wrong, many a fine nude artist are on DA, but this one...

ps i wrote this with out reading a single other comment.
ardt1 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
love the pics. Great use of natural light.
Phineus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
wonderful lighting and pose
Elzera Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007   Photographer
The pose is so perculiar and interesting :aww: The picture is simple :) Good work ;)
SincereSwan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Your work is truly inspirational, I see many, many instances of true genius... You are not merely blessed with only beautiful subjects. You have done a lot of Beautiful Renderings of those beautiful Subjects.

Before I rant and rave more accolades that you are obvious aware of and sound like a slobbering Sycophant, I have ear marked quite a number of your Photo's as favorites... I do like the Eyes to tell a story, and all of the favorites I have marked seem to show the " Soul " of your subject. Hopefully I have not been too remarkably honest.
Steve Swan
kirra Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
That pose is incredible! Not to mention the lovely lighting.
kombizz Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006  Professional Photographer
great lighting with beautiful skin tone
1500 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
This pose.. is.. magnificent.
mbo70 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006
You do a lot of fantastic work... but this is one of the best and most beautiful nude studies I have ever seen...
midknightBLU Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
Great composition and use of light. I love her pose. Is she a dancer, or something alike?
Stepbeyond Featured By Owner May 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
this shot has it all. Love the values from bright highlighting to the black in back of her--- covering a wide range of tones. Her pose is graceful and flowing.

Forgive the lack of proper terminology---I'm not a professional photgrapher but actualy an abstract artist. I have shot a few in my time though and think I have a decent eye for others work-- Beautiful.
TIMISDEATH2ALL Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
This is great
wbbk7knu Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
HippyAngel Featured By Owner May 7, 2006   Photographer
amazing! so complex, yet so simple at the same, composition, angle...everything comes together to make one stunning piece of art!
peterkopher Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent - congratulations!
Immortal-angel-stock Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
glorifiedsnapshots Featured By Owner May 7, 2006   Photographer
this is absolutely stunning.. it reminds me of a painting that i stared at in a museum for like an hour once. the color and composition is wonderful. congrats on the DD its well deserved.
Tygahman Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazin' work:beer:
laurak Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
Oh, goodness, this is gorgeous. She is gorgeous. I love the color, the light/shadow, the way the graceful lines of her body and those of the chair contrast to the parallel lines on the floor and well. Simply an excellent photo. :+fav:
simba Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
Beautiful pose. And the lighting is perfect. :)
vampiretigress Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
That's an amazing pose. I love it.
demonsRus Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
WOW. Thats beautiful ^.^ Truly.. genius.
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thats one heck of a pose. Its a static shot, yet i still get a feeling of motion.
donkeyshame Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
stretches the mind? really? :nerd:
a belt would have made this so-so photo into something truly spectacular!
mysticshrooms Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
i like the form, it is gracefull in its own way
PsycopathicHellsing Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
Very beautiful mate ^^ and great posing
Cocosuma Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Student
cankles!! woooo they are distracting wooooooo cankles
socomsnake Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Student Photographer
Whoa...Nice job!! And congrats on your Daily Deviation!! =)
daytripping Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
This is so beautifully fluid and graceful. Great work!
NEO3 Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Shes wonderful!!
midnight21 Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the pose and lighting. The model looks a bit uncomfortable though. maybe irritated. Nice job!
SlimeKingKtW Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm deeply and madly in love...
RyanMcMurry Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
I'm coming back to this pic to wish you a congratulations on the DD man!
HiggsBoson Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
Good photograph. Only flaw in my oppinion is the half opened mouth. It makes the model look irritated. Good effort though.
lsdsunbaby Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
Just... lovely.
Miss-blue664 Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The lighting in this picture is wonderful and the model is lovely as well. I love her pose! :D!
FairyPrincessMia Featured By Owner May 7, 2006   Writer
Oh, PS, I really appreciate that you used a more healthy looking model than some of those stupid stick figures you see in magazines etc. It's really nice to see a healthy, normal, beautiful person that doesn't have an eating disorder. I think that human aspect of them makes them even more human. Even though this woman is absolutely gorgeous, and in great shape etc. she's not unnaturally so, which is all you see nowadays. I really wish that every girl could see more art like this. Maybe then they would realize and appreciate the human body.
photopangaea Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
I just scanned all the comments here... Most actually get the point of the image, and some I can only shake my head at. You have to be brain injured to think this is pornography. It is that very mentatlity that is causing the uprising in society today to draw lines of differentiation between these genres. This is "artistic nude" ; clear cut, and defined. Most art nude photos follow a style. If you find this style boring, move along. This is what it is.. To put a clown's nose on the model or a cat running around to add to the image takes away from the art nude aspect of it.

I can never get tired of professional looking photos. This is a compliment to the model and while it does look like other art nude images, I find it impressive nonetheless.
FairyPrincessMia Featured By Owner May 7, 2006   Writer
That's truly gorgeous. The grace of her pose really contrasts with the seeming stiffness and coldness of the chair and her other surroundings. Great job. I couldn't have done better.
punkie078 Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Professional Photographer
great pose. looks like a ballet.
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