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Davinci's Yoga by mauthbaux Davinci's Yoga by mauthbaux
This was one of my first oil paintings. It was the capstone piece of a series of paintings based around yoga and the chakra, the other three were water colors. My intent with this painting was to combine the classical drawing by Leonardo of the man and his ideal proportions, and the symbols of the Chakra occasionally referred to in yoga. The reference to classical artwork and symbols is really what gives this piece its strength.

Edit: 2007.12.25 (Merry Christmas, everyone). Due to the popularity of this piece, I decided to scan in the original, rather than relying on the shoddy photo of the painting that was here previously. The full sized scan is around 3500x4700, and if there's enough interest, I may offer prints. Unfortunately, with this update I've added the obnoxious 'watermark' of sorts (it's not present on my full size scan though). Too many people were hijacking the image for their own use without crediting me, so I decided to add the watermark. Enjoy!

Edit: 2010.03.25. Full sized scan has been uploaded and submitted as a printable piece. Due to this change, the full sized version is no longer downloadable, and the deviantart watermark has been enabled. Enjoy!
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Lighty1111 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Hi David,

Beautiful piece. With your permission, we'd like to use a small version of it in our yoga article on the '8 Limbs of Yoga: Yamas' (see hyperboreanhealth.com/yoga/). The watermark is fine and we'd also give you credit in the text box beneath the image. Would this be OK?

Best Wishes,
Sydney
HyperboreanHealth@gmail.com
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:iconmauthbaux:
mauthbaux Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Under those conditions, yes, you may use the image.  Thank you for asking :-) 
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DanielLightfoot Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well done! Love the subject matter.
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Onikuh Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
VERY cool
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oastraeo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Your artwork has been featured in :iconesoart:
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desecrationsmile88 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
This is insanely cool. Love it!
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Eliftarhan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
beautiful...
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MayaVogrin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Hy:glomp: your art has been featured here [link] :heart:
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DarkstarDevil Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Outstanding concept; nifty execution, the colors were really good.
This sort of reminds me of Alex Grey's art -- congratulations on a very good piece!
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Demon-of-Sins666 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
I like how the multiple really baffle the eye! good job!!!
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IndiexChild Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Genius drawing
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PsychoTori Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
This is sick.
I felt instantly connected in every way.
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zataron Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Wonderfull piece of work!
Can i get the full ress, so I can print it and hang it over my yoga class wall? You'll recieve credit, of course.
I would buy the print, but it is not enabled...
Thanks for this amazing painting!
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mauthbaux Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad that you like the piece. The original painting is in storage about 18 hours away from where I'm living now, but I have the scans saved in my archives somewhere. As soon as I find them, I'll get a high-quality full sized image uploaded for printing purposes.
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zataron Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Thank you very much! And congratulations once again, thats a great piece of work!
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tattoofuzzy Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
I really love this take on the vitruvian man! Its a very original and thought provoking concept.
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D3N1S3 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
:This lovely image is featured here: [link]

:heart:
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Presur Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
wow, just blew my mind.
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senses-wb Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
love it
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cartoonloon77 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
I love how natural it looks. great job!
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Kunsthaus Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
This is an incredible piece, almost a little creepy, however intriguing. You did a great job with this. ^^
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wookieinmashoo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
I love the simplicity and the colors (again!)
The geometric qualities also enhance the peacfulness :3
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Aimelle Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
you are featured here [link] :blowkiss:
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adventfont Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
really nice man, i remember the beggining of this, well done man well done!
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raven-spirit Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
i see its down
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raven-spirit Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
thought youd appreciat haveing someone tel you that your picture here is being used on facebook for a group....


i know some poeple dont like there stuff being used without their permittion so i thought you should know.

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mauthbaux Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for letting me know about this.

No, they did not ask my permission to use the image. They never informed me that it was being used at all. In fact, I've never heard of these people. There's also some leeches on MySpace who have used this same image without ever asking permission for it either. And really, I'm not sure about how to go about getting some form of compensation for it either.

Now, having said that, I have given a few people permission to use the image. A few people have used it in their journal entry features. They have been granted permission. One person has it tattooed on their shoulder; they had my blessing in doing so as well. But no, nobody else has it (until they request it anyway).
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raven-spirit Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
i wouldnt know how to go about it either, other then emailing the group leader and asking them about it.
i myself have a facebook, thats how i came acrosss it. hopefully it wil get resonlved
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mauthbaux Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I sent a message to the facebook group leader; asked them to take it down. In all honesty, I don't think I'd mind so much if they'd just give me credit for it. We'll see how they respond.
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chakrabird Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
I just saw your picture on the facebook group. Have you given permission? I'll be happy to take it up again if they haven't responded to you.
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metalmadefaery Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
oh my you are so talented-Tabitha<3
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mauthbaux Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :-)
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story Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
I do meditation exercises often when working with Reiki and the chakras. This is a great way to visualize the energy and it almost looks like the soul is overthrowing the physical body.

Love it love it love! One of the best pieces on this subject I have seen in a very long time.
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mauthbaux Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad that you enjoy it.
I like the idea of the soul overthrowing the body. After all, we were spiritual beings before we became physical ones.
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ayl2211 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful! :shocked:
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:iconmauthbaux:
mauthbaux Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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Samiell Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
This is absolutely stunning ...
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mauthbaux Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks. :-)
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babarazeem Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
good work
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mauthbaux Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much.
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inlove w/this
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mauthbaux Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Glad that you enjoy my work.
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BIGmistakesteph Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
i enjoy yoga and find da vinci very interesting.. my god good work man :)... love it..
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mauthbaux Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
I really ought to be doing more yoga. I've been slacking lately, and I miss the ease of movement that I enjoyed when I was doing yoga.
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BIGmistakesteph Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
ssshhh... they dont know that. hahahahaha so have i :/
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JaimeGervais Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant concept and beautiful blend of warm colors with such dynamic shapes! A fave for sure! :-)
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inde-blokcrew Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007   Interface Designer
cause i realy like da vinci this goes to favs...
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mariaesthetics Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
I think this is so good. I love the concept, and the colors work great together.
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psychedelics Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
:heart::heart::heart:
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