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Uploaded: 09/30/04 3:06 PM GMT
The Art Of war
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"The Art of War" is the oldest treatises on war. It is a 13 chapter book written by Sun Tzu a Chinese general circa 500 BC. It pretty much describes the principles of conduct of warfare. I tried to give this image a oriental feel to coincide with the writers nationality.


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09/30/04 9:08 PM GMT
WOW this is neat and so is your explanation..very cool and a big 10...wonderful
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Ange "If you can't walk, crawl. If you can't crawl, find someone to carry you." Firefly
10/01/04 4:19 PM GMT
Great detail and color. Simply a beautiful and effective piece. Nice work.
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...rob... turtle...
10/02/04 5:36 AM GMT
The hands. Are they supposed to signify martial arts. Cuz if they don't, they don't make much sense in the image.
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10/02/04 12:40 AM GMT
The hands indicate coming to an agreement instead of warfare..diplomacy is usually always tried before bloodshed.
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Art washes away from the soul the dust of life....Picasso
10/02/04 11:20 PM GMT
Very effective and creative.
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There are two ways to spread the light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. -Edith Wharton
10/12/04 6:56 AM GMT
Wonderfully creative. Good luck :))
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Always, Mimi
10/13/04 8:15 AM GMT
It is fabuous it looks like one ending with paintbrush but i FORGOT ITS NAME
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11/11/04 4:50 AM GMT
I admire your creativity. The idea of creating an image based on Sun Tzu's work is impressive in its self. The image is spectacular as well! Excellent Job!!!
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02/05/05 2:47 PM GMT
nice work
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" I don't own a camera, so I travel with a police sketch artist." George Carlin
07/28/05 11:57 PM GMT
This is awesome, I love the Katana's in the middle. :)
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"Tall ships and tall kings three times three. What brought they from the founded land over the flowing sea? Seven stars and seven stones, and one white tree."-The Lord of the Rings
12/15/05 1:18 AM GMT
i really like it
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03/15/07 10:23 PM GMT
Strange, intriguing and compelling. I can't even say if I like it, but I want to keep looking at it. It seems very well executed - the details are fabulous.

I wondered about the hands, too. It looks like one of those cardboard cut outs sometimes seen at fund-raising events where some volunteer stands behind with head and hands (forget if it is hands too - varies, I expect) through and people pay for the privilege of throwing something harmless but unpleasant (wet sponges or some kind of food, maybe). Except here there are only eyes and hands.

They don't look like the hands of somebody mediating under these circumstances - they don't look like hands that are able to fight if necessary and they lack the power of authority somehow. The rest of the image is fantastic, though - it really is.

- cfr
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