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AGNES

Agnes suffered martyrdom during the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, on January 21 304.

The Prefect Sempronius wished Agnes to marry his son, and on Agnes' refusal he condemned her to death. As Roman law did not permit the execution of virgins, Sempronius had a naked Agnes dragged through the streets to a brothel. As she prayed, her hair grew and covered her body. It was also said that all of the men who attempted to rape her were immediately struck blind. When led out to die she was tied to a stake, but the bundle of wood would not burn, whereupon the officer in charge of the troops drew his sword and beheaded her, or, in some other texts, stabbed her in the throat. It is also said that the blood of Agnes poured to the stadium floor where other Christians soaked up the blood with cloths. She did not want to marry but wanted to have God in her life...and her God allowed this sufferng?

From the serie Martyrs, where is the God?

Model photographer: Alan Pedroso ~alan1828
Model: Mimi

Art by Héctor Pineda / hectorpinedart@gmail.com
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:iconelisabethhiljainen:
elisabethhiljainen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Powerful work. Dramatic story.
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:iconhectorpineda:
HectorPineda Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you :beer:
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:iconelisabethhiljainen:
elisabethhiljainen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Digital Artist
you're welcome !
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:iconsalhunter:
SalHunter Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Powerful!
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:iconhectorpineda:
HectorPineda Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks Sal!! :hug:
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:icongotycki:
GOTYCKI Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009   Traditional Artist
super !!!
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:iconhectorpineda:
HectorPineda Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconangelusnoir:
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009   General Artist
fantastic!!yes,The Book of Martyrs always gave me chills....:O_o:
Love the textures and her mysterious expression........
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:iconhectorpineda:
HectorPineda Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
indeed! thanks for comment :)
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:icondarqueness:
Darqueness Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful image and wonderful concept along with the narrative!

:hug:
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:iconhectorpineda:
HectorPineda Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks!!
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:iconanubis46:
anubis46 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Intense!
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:iconhectorpineda:
HectorPineda Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:icon3licht:
3Licht Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
absolutly perfection ... you just make me stun every time ... I allways wonder how you can achieve this ... you must have been connected to the software !?
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:iconhectorpineda:
HectorPineda Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much my friend!!, I´m working with a Mexican photographer, we´re planning doing something toghether next week...
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:iconadflictus:
Adflictus Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
So she belived in the god even though her god obviously wanted to see her in pain? Wow, that's pretty harsh.
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:iconhectorpineda:
HectorPineda Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
indeed, this my serie concept about martyrs :beer:

I´m working on Saint Sebastian...
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:icongromyko:
gromyko Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i love the whole series,you can make a book out of the whole serie already my friend...btw zyrus is getting better, no more grungy sounds, less sounds in the chest, but we are still continue the injection, antibacterial so that his pnuemonia wont get back...i spend almost overall for 6 days now 10,000pesos...but for my son no money is equal, blessing will come next year i pray so...also im preparing a huge painting, a 4.5x5.5feet canvass on the masscre of ampatuan...pardon my absence my friend

all wishes to you

g
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:iconhectorpineda:
HectorPineda Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
I´m happy Zy is OK again!
I can´t wait to see the huge painting my friend...hugs to Mina and baby :hug:

Focus on your painting, I hope you can finished and sell it soon.
Everything is Ok with the book, Kolaboy is out, contract never comes, may be some isuues will be not as we wont, but this is a GREAT BEGINING my friend, the show to all the world, remember Jon Beinart will sell the book on his page, crossfingers and success, I want nEgoist can see in our group an interesting collective to support us with exhibits, more books, web-promotion and more...

About the GROUP, I don´t have any news from DA admon about the change....aaagggghhhh! may be we must do a new one! new year, new club! choose some names and send me by note.

H
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gromyko Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hope that his sickness pass before new year my friend...

i will my friend, i just created a big canvass already im punishing myself with ideas...a whole scene filled with violent political massacre!!!...the tragedy in the southern philippines will never be forgotten, and my canvas work shall immortalise it!!!37 media people plus many more was killed by the ampatuan clan, political family ruling maguindanoa!!!...

as for the negoist ill pray that it will happen and we get support!!!
im glad of jon beinart!!!


i will note you my proposals you are right, surrealism or surreal arts seems too common and historically we are not surrealists anymore...

hope all will be well next year

your health also take care

all my family loves you

hugs

G
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alan1828 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
A Masterpiece .... and a great story to go along !
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:iconhectorpineda:
HectorPineda Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much my friend, the files are in your e-mail inbox!
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CorvusCallosum Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Powerful piece and commentary!
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:iconhectorpineda:
HectorPineda Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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