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The Birth of Frida by Sabtastic The Birth of Frida by Sabtastic
A parody of "THE BIRTH OF VENUS" by Sandro Botticelli.
Ain't she purdy? hahaha

I'm studying second-year Art History in college this semester, and it's extremely boring, so this was the horrible, horrible result of my being bored. Figured I should scar some of you for life, just for the shits and giggles. >;D

The lovely face that you see here is that of Frida Kahlo, a famous European/Mexican painter who was known almost as much for her caterpillar unibrow as she is for her artwork.



Happy new year!!

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For those who are interested:
~pickletoez's freaky ESP Story:
because wants me to post it: lol

I woke up one day and Mel wandered into my room, like she always does. We started yammering on about random things, like we usually do, and eventually the topic deviated onto the weird dreams we had the preceeding night. Mine was odd, and I can't recall it completely, but I remember that in my dream I was trying to navigate my way through some weird theme park, and there was a very ugly-looking painter lady chasing after me.
Beginning to describe my dream to Mel, and right about when I got to the part about the "ugly painter", Mel chimed:

"WAS IT FRIDA KAHLO?!", cutting me off.

... The scary thing is, it WAS Frida Kahlo. So after a full minute of dumbstruck silence, I said, "YES HOW DID YOU KNOW THAT?!"

Lucky Guess, and true story. I kid you not.


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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you do! c:
Thanks so much. x3
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Zyphonee Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
:iconthe-uglyplz:
:iconvenusplz:
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
LOL!! WHAT!! THERE'S A PLZ ICON FOR THAT?!!
hahahahaha
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Zyphonee Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
There's a plz icon for virtually everything...
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PersonalAtheist Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Hahaha nice xD, i hate how she basically represents mexican art, even though i know few people that actually like her art, and shes only recognized by her humongous uni brow xD
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benze1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Haaha boobies
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choask1699 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010

lul amazing. My dad loves this artist
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Angelus-Vitalis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The Unibrows are returning, all the shavers, waxers and pluckers will soon see the futility of their efforts!
Crazy propheteering aside, great work :fuzzydemon:
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magicswordz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
DAMN IT!
I don't know many artist, but Frida Kahlo is my least favorite
mostly because i don't like... a lot about its art

(main hate being against [link] )

DARN YOU :iconputindeathstareplz:
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lol! I could understand being slightly put off by her looks, but i'm curious now; why be hatin'? :B
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magicswordz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
he is a good artist and all, but then... its like he is trolling
"LOOK AT THE UGLYNESS, BWAHAHAHA"
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BlackPinstripes Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
This is just awesome. :iconhurrhurrplz:
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks >:3
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work! :D
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Ether-Enereon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
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OH MY FREAKIN' GOD
I almost died when I saw that mono-brow. Thank you for amazing near-death experience :O

Really though, that picture is hillarious XD
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha - thought you'd like it. ;D
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Ether-Enereon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Of course. It's so comical you can't help but either frown at it or laugh XD
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norwalrus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
this is lovely
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
glad you like it! :3
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Vlaskiyov Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Good lord :icongrossplz: the creator was not kind to her. I love how coincidences and destiny intertwine so well.
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
LMAO!

[NEW PLZ EMOTE GET!] :icongrossplz:
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Vlaskiyov Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Your welcome deary.
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Project-Spitfire Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010   Digital Artist
Haha, very clever, well executed as well; it seems to have elements of the painting style from both artists.

On a side note, Ive seen Botticelli's Venus in person :).
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks! c:
And wow.. I'm jealous! D:
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pickletoez Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Student General Artist
fanks :iconhurrhurrplz:
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aseariel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
She is rocking that unibrow. :O
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
She so sexaay. :iconimhappyplz:
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getvent Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
this speaks to me
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pickletoez Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Student General Artist
HEY I thought you were gonna mention my ESP here!

And it's "semester."
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
OKAYOKAYOKAY :iconohshitplz:
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Stibium62 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, God! Frida! Did you ever see that picture of her with her head on a deer's body?
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
HAH - can't say I have!
It definitely sounds entertaining, though!
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InsomniacJaz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Dear god.. Oh noe, oh noe... You've started a trend..
Nice work though! Ridiculously good choice of colours and your rendering is fantastic!!!!
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I was directly referencing the real Venus pic in a seperate window, like the entire time. :XD:
It was a neat learning experience, to say the least! lol

Some of the reactions i'm getting are priceless, too. >:3
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RazgrizInferno Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's... :confused: pretty horrible...

but from an artistic standpoint it's great :XD:
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha - thanks!
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RazgrizInferno Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:meow:
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Lucky-goes-haha Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
This is really nicely done :3

I love the original and I love your parody of The Birth Of Venus.
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Art-Calavera Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'd hit it
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hah! :XD:
My job here is done.
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Bosshamster Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
I'm fairly sure this is how Frida Kahlo was actually born. Props for historical accuracy. :D
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
WHY ARE YOU STILL AWAKE RIGHT NOW, TOO?! :iconbwahplz:

lol Thanks, btw. :B
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Bosshamster Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
I CAN SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD

srsly tho it was cuz me n' some friends had been to a pub and played nerdy card games while all the hockey-watchin' patrons glared at us n' then I decided not to sleep because see above. :D
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
HAH. 'nerdy card games'.
I play those every other weekend. D:

Zombies, Munchkins, Bang... B:
Haven't played them at a pub, though! haha.
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linainversefan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have an excuse... and an illness... that's why I am up.

Also, I take offense to all these negative comments based on Frida's looks. Read this [link] and see if your comments are still funny.
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry. I have a feeling that i'll feel like a gigantic ass once we finally discuss Frida as an individual artist in class. I've heard vaguely about her life, but really all I've learned about her so far is from glancing at her artwork.

It wasn't my intent to offend you, though, so I hope it's not too bad. s:
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linainversefan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't harbor any ill feeling towards you, this is a great blending of motifs here. I just have issues with peoples crude comments about Frida. I won't go into one of my usual elongated rants, but I will say this. Frida lived a life of literally painful suffering and betrayal. The only things that she felt she had control over was her talents as an artist and her appearance. She intentionally made herself unattractive so people would stop two-facing her, especially her husband Diego. Anyway my all time favorite work of hers is "Diego in my thoughts". [link]
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MakotoSandy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
You could counterfeit masterpiece pictures)
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
that means a lot. thanks! :XD:
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linainversefan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sab, don't take this the wrong way, I LOVE YOU!!

Seriously, Frida Kahlo is one of my favorite historic women. She lived in such agony and betrayal, and yet she made so many ground breaking artworks.
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Botticelli's Birth of Venus is another old favorite of mine. I remember studying it and many other master works back in community collage.

You blended the two perfectly and I give you a big hug. *clicks a few times* I now have a new desktop!
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