Derby #40: Motherhood
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Lady Madonna

Lady Madonna
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klswoot


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Last one for this derby. Didn't finish in time for the Friday opening bell.

This design was inspired by the lyrics "Lady Madonna, baby at the breast ..."from the Beatles Song "Lady Madonna" and by John Collier's famous painting "Lady Godiva" c. 1897. I thought the combination of the two "ladies" made for a nice, compassionate design about the bond between a mother and her newborn.


daedalusknight


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klswoot wrote:Last one for this derby. Didn't finish in time for the Friday opening bell.

This design was inspired by the lyrics "Lady Madonna, baby at the breast ..."from the Beatles Song "Lady Madonna" and by John Collier's famous painting "Lady Godiva" c. 1897. I thought the combination of the two "ladies" made for a nice, compassionate design about the bond between a mother and her newborn.


Cool! I love it when I can recognize the art world inspiration for a design before the designer explains it to me. :-)

mia3mom


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another gorgeous design! Wow. I love the idea of the madonna inspiration without overt religious symbols, so those of us who are not religious can still enjoy the beauty of the design.

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

Webfoot08


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Very imaginative and creative!

klswoot


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Webfoot08 wrote:Very imaginative and creative!


Thanks WF! Something a little different....

TG - Love the Bird entry. Great idea!

eHalcyon


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Lady Godiva. I didn't even know it from art, just from random Engineering lore at my university. XP

kls, how did you master so many different styles? Makes me wish I had gone into art instead of engineering.

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Andy47240


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Great Job KLS. This is very different from a lot of your designs.
-Andy



klswoot


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eHalcyon wrote:Lady Godiva. I didn't even know it from art, just from random Engineering lore at my university. XP

kls, how did you master so many different styles? Makes me wish I had gone into art instead of engineering.


*giggles* Thanks EHalcyon! I'm a master of nothing, but a dreamer and a dabbler of everything.

Thanks Andy! Keeping you guessing.

wooterer


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I think it would be really hard to ride right after giving birth... Just my 2c

klswoot


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wooterer wrote:I think it would be really hard to ride right after giving birth... Just my 2c


*giggles*! I thought about putting her side saddle which would have been more inline with the lore of Lady Godiva. Maybe the new mom would have been more comfortable.

Thanks for the laugh wooterer!

TheNewOriginals


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why is she riding a horse naked?

klswoot


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TheNewOriginals wrote:why is she riding a horse naked?


It's Lady Madonna as Lady Godiva. The story of Lady Godiva is a folklore story about a woman who road naked on horseback through an English town. She (and the other town folk) were upset about a tax that was levied by her husband. The story says that he told her he would repeal the taxes if she road through the town naked. (Or something to that effect.)

Most people probably know Lady Godiva as the silhouetted woman on a box of Godiva Chocolates.

WonderWooter


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I find it funny that the lady is naked but the horse is totally covered up. Like reverse modesty. hee hee

good work on this one. though riding a horse naked doesn't sound very comfortable

Don't be sexist. Broads hate that.

daedalusknight


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WonderWooter wrote:I find it funny that the lady is naked but the horse is totally covered up. Like reverse modesty. hee hee

good work on this one. though riding a horse naked doesn't sound very comfortable


Maybe she's got a skin toned bodysuit on.

Nah, okay... she's starkers. :-)

klswoot


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WonderWooter wrote:I find it funny that the lady is naked but the horse is totally covered up. Like reverse modesty. hee hee

good work on this one. though riding a horse naked doesn't sound very comfortable


Hi WonderWooter- Haven't seen you around the forum in awhile.

Loved your comment about reverse modesty. I hadn't thought about that.

I originally drew the design without the cover on the horse. But, I wanted to stay true to Collier's original painting while still having the element of Lady Madonna. So, I kept the cover on the horse and kept her in the buff. True to the spirit of Lady Godiva.

edit: If you look at the original painting, more of her bum is showing. I decided to cover her a bit more with the saddle...didn't know how far I could go and keep it PG for Woot.

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