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Farewell At Granada by KristinaGehrmann Farewell At Granada by KristinaGehrmann
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My interpretation of King Muhammad XII who in 1492 was forced to leave his town of Granada to the Spanish who conquered it during their Reconquista.

Farewell, ye coral caves, ye pearly sands,
Ye waving woods that crown yon lofty steep;
Farewell, ye Nereides of the glitt'ring deep,
Ye mountain tribes, ye fawns, ye sylvan bands:
On the bleak rock your frantic minstrel stands,
Each task forgot, save that, to sigh and weep;
In vain the strings her burning fingers sweep,
No more her touch, the Grecian Lyre commands!
In Circe's cave my faithless Phaon's laid,
Her daemons dress his brow with opiate flow'rs;
Or, loit'ring in the brown pomgranate shade,
Beguile with am'rous strains the fateful hours;
While Sappho's lips, to paly ashes fade,
And sorrow's cank'ring worm her heart devours!


Poem by Mary Darby Robinson (1758-1800)

Media: Photoshop, wacom tablet.
Thanks to Kay Allen for useful critique in the progress, and to *navate for kicking my butt :salute:
References: I'll be darned if I remember them all! I wish I still had 'em. Feel free to link to models when you recognize them so I can give due credit.
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:iconpiri012:
This and the killing of prince Mustafa ([link]) are two very dramatic events in these regions....
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:icondarkelektra:
it's an amazing artwork! well done! :clap: :hooray:
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:iconkogr:
hey wasnt there a movie on granada? or was it a tv show?
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KristinaGehrmann Sep 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
no idea :)
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Kythra Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the painting is amazing .. you are really a professional in this type of art!
and the story behind it .. so sorrowful and meaningful .. their departure makes the heart bleed .. such a loss!
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KristinaGehrmann Jul 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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weknow Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing
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KristinaGehrmann Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =)
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