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Cloud Atlas - Pieta by bluestraggler Cloud Atlas - Pieta by bluestraggler
Sonmi-451 and Hae-Joo Chang from Cloud Atlas blatantly inspired by Michelangelo’s Pieta cuz it’s one of my favorite classical sculptures ever ever and this for some reason came immediately to mind in the form of drawfeels

SORRY FOR SPOILERY?? I hope it isn’t? the image is largely symbolic, as in this doesn’t happen in the movie at all (Sonmi’s dress is short not long, also Hae-Joo’s bare-chested for only like 5 minutes in the whole movie so it hardly counts) so I stand by that this isn’t actually a spoiler so I hope nobody minds ahhhh

their roles might seem reversed from what one might expect in this context, but I felt that Sonmi giving her speech when the rebel war started was also her way of reaching out to Hae-Joo and giving him solace while he was fighting below. Also it is said that Michelangelo’s Mary embodies “incorruptible purity” so I thought it was fitting.
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unconventionalsenshi Featured By Owner Edited Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. I've seen Pieta in person and it amazed me and I just watched Cloud Atlas tonight and it made an impression so I'm browsing  through fanarts on dA and came across this ^_^
J-sunrise Featured By Owner Edited Jan 5, 2015
I've seen this painting of yours before and I must admit I was embarrassingly stupid as I did not to recognize the iconography.

And btw: I really like the painting.
MuralsWithoutBorders Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
What a fantastic interpretation and idea!
WWStarBuckD Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see what you did there
Infraredkappa Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Absolutely stunning work! I actually gasped when I saw this. It reminds me of how multi-layered their relationship was.
DemetriStefan Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
theunraveler Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From womb to tomb we are bound to others both in the past and present. By each crime and kindness they birth our future...
Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great concept idea and great rendition!! :clap:
LarissaRivero Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I reaaally like how you managed to blend a Cloud Atlas fanart with a classical art piece. However, I think this fanart could be more epic if you try to use a more dramatic shading (just like the one from Michelangelo's Pieta). It could look even better if you use a dark grey background, so Somni-451's clothing would contrast a lot... Anyway, it looks fantastic :)
Shintari Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
This picture... the movie...
I love this and I absolutely agree on your view of the speech she gave.
Drawfeels indeed, you just made me tear up a little bit. ; _ ;

I love this
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