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Overall, I like this intriguing scene.

VISION
The image protrays African hunters bearing spears, discovering a long-abandoned modern/high-tech ovoid home in the shape of dome. The contrast between the artificial building (possibly a flying craft of some kind) and the natural setting highlights the distance in technology: the plants and trees growing on the building emphasizes the distance in time.

The powerful impact of time, the suggestion of a lost advanced world, and the primal naturalistic scene gives a strong visionary punch to the image.

ORIGINALITY
The scene is reasonably original: it is not often you see a contrast of Neolithic-tech hunters and modern/future architecture, in an environment that emphasizes the success of the hunters and the failure of the technologically advanced moderns/future men.

TECHNIQUE
The technique was put in the service of the work: so a painterly approach was used that would not have been out of place in the 18th century. This technique not only highlights the low-tech nature of the world, but even hearkens back to the European Age of Discovery.

On reflection, the technique is something of a inverse of the classic European paintings: instead of an advanced civilization meeting the poor and ignorant natives, you see the living natives encounter the ruins of a dead advanced civilization. "Better being poor and yet live, than to be rich but dead."

Again, there is nothing particularly advanced regarding the technique: it was competently executed, but there is nothing extraordinary about it. What is of significance is WHY this particular style of painting was used.

IMPACT
The overall impact is a strong one: the lost dreams of a great civilization, discovered by the surviving primitives of the area. (Perhaps the descendants of that high-tech civilization?)

It is the story of a poor but living people, vital and fertile (note the mother and child in the foreground). They discovered this building: that is, they are an expanding people, successful for their level of development, going where they did not go before.

And on their way to greatness, there are the ruins left behind by an earlier people who also once had their time of glory... and are now no more.

A simple but serious, somewhat melancholic work of art, and a warning I appreciate.
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Lady-Pilot Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Awesome, says a story!
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LLirik-13 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow! super=)
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Charismor Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Wonderful!
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SpecterCody Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is a pretty interesting scene :)
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GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Huh... there is so much untold story in this piece...
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sabirpure Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
nice work....what's the brushes you use on your artwork...plz give me a link for download
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Albartt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
reminds me of time machine. cool!
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations in hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/01/d…
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K-Mate Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great!
Nagyon pöpec munka. Jó kompozíció, látni mögötte a történetet.
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Vyctorian Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014   Digital Artist
Stunning work!~
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unbre22 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
 a beautiful concept indeed. Is the structure alien, or from the future? Or perhaps even more... I'm thinking the far future after the apocalypse, civilizations crumbled but humans survived, a lot of them going back to a more primitive culture. thumbs up!
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BRATKING Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
What will they find inside? If they are brave enough.
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TyrannoNinja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting juxtaposition of the prehistoric and the futuristic.
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logartis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you:)
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hoojax Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You make it cool again)
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logartis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you:)
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Kleigen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Beautiful art and environment. Not shiny, not opaque.. Just the mid tone. Beautiful
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logartis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you:)
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