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The Ancient Fisherman


Closest thing to true art that i've ever reached.

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True art

I'm not sure about great reviews defining art... I get the feeling that you put that in your comments because it's one of the pieces with a more obvious sign of a truly deeper meaning. Not saying that the others don't have meaning but they are just so complex it's hard or impossible to figure out or kind of self declared like the one about excrement.

Either way it's yet again another incredible job but it kinda looks like he's floating on wood instead of water... Quite honestly I'd prefer to think that way, it's like emphasizing the hopelessness of his situation.

Jakubias responds:

Mm, well pondered, brother. I don't know how to reply, you've thought it trough nicely.
Yeah, as on the wooden boat, the same texture/pattern is used on the water.. So I guess you could say so, ad you might be right.

could u define true art?....

because all of your drawings are really well done.

question, i not gonna suggest that you become a tatoo artist cause you are probably sick of it, but have you considered trying to do your art on wood? like an engraving or something.

all of your drawings have a really great texture about them and it would be something if you could translate that into a dimenional format.

Jakubias responds:

You guys who give me great review truly define art.
I've seen some great art on wood but never done some myself. Mainly because time issues. But maybe someday, Thanks.


Reminds me of the book "The old man and the sea"

Jakubias responds:

Second one to say that,nice. Please, read my reply down there somewhere.


That dude is like "damn son I got no fish where them fish at"

Jakubias responds:


Fantastic Representation of a man's Struggle

I like this artist's style even through the use of one color and shading his able to create a voiced art-work. This reminds me of Ernest Hemmingway's Old man and the Sea everyday was a struggle and when he finally caught a fish with his last worm, he was so far out it got eaten by sharks so he still starved, and the next day he did it all over again, as i think is expressed well in this image.

Jakubias responds:

Thanks! Besides your great Hemmingway vision, this was partly based on old Finnish mythology Kalevala and it's wise grand old man Vainamoinen. At somepoint in the story Vainamoinen tries to catch his future bride Aino who is bathing in a lake, but she doesn't want to marry the old geezer and so she drowns herself in to that same lake. Anyhow, I once heard that this work represents Vainamoinen desperately trying to catch Aino back with a fishingrod. That does not happen on the old story, but it sounds well to me anyhow.

Credits & Info

4.64 / 5.00

May 27, 2010
9:34 AM EDT
Fine Art
File Info
1067 x 1000 px
1.1 MB

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