Oh, I really love this one.Les Bergers D'ArcadieET IN ARCADIA EGO
My personal interpretation of the painting with a more medieval and gloomy attitude and the location crafted using my personal travel photos of Tuscany, in the province of Siena, certainly the most beautiful land in Italy (in my opinion) and one of the most wonderful countrysides of the whole world.
I love Tuscany.
Yes, if you know me: there are hidden symbols (and Tuscany is full of templar buildings, which I didn't know).
Just some notes I'd like to add to the description:Note1
: Poussin's 1638 work seems to be setted somewhere in the mountains near Rennes-le-Château. I've setted my own in a landscape using the photographs of the countryside near Monteriggioni.Note2
: et in arcadia ego
is probably a Memento Mori and, though it's not clear how these words should be translated (because the verb is missing), it could perhaps mean «Even in Arcadia I exist», as spoken my someone who is dead or by the personification of Death itself. In my work, we are obviously not in Arcadia, so, the Arcadia
can only be interpreted not as the actual setting of the scene but as the Reign of Death. Therefore, who are the Shepherds of Arcadia? Shepherds: Models [link] by ~Struck-Stock; [link] by `shelldevil; [link] by =Cat-in-the-Stock; [link] by *AilinStock; Cloth texture [link] by ~goodiebagstock
Background: my own photos of Tuscany's countryside, NOW AVAILABLE [link] by ~Peristrophe; Sky [link] by #resurgere; Dust with ~JavierZhX's brushes [link]
Tombstone: [link] by *TudorxRose; pentacle-carved stone [link] by ~seiyastock
Skull: [link] by ~ChristasVengel-stock
Animals: Eagle [link] by ~MsCrys-Stock; Lizard [link] by ~Sien-chan; Mouse [link] by ~emaharg
For the final filter I also used an action by ~GSInteractive [link]