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NIGRO MORTIS by mistertrece NIGRO MORTIS by mistertrece
Aerosol spray and kleenex on canvas, 3 coffee, 1 cigarette. PLEASE LISTEN TO THE SONG watching and reading the text soundcloud.com/mistertrece/mis… FOR TO CATCH THE FEELING.

The pic sucks as usual. Last days i was reading about the most dangerous diseases and plagues of our history and i wanted to paint a metaphor of it, how that invisible killer was so close to exterminate the whole human race. The red background is free hand work.

The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350, and killing between 75 million and 200 million people. Although there were several competing theories as to the etiology of the Black Death, recent analysis of DNA from victims in northern and southern Europe indicates that the pathogen responsible was the Yersinia pestis bacterium, which causes the Bubonic plague, although these were different, previously unknown ancestral variants of those identified in the 20th century.

The Black Death is thought to have started in China or central Asia, before spreading west. The plague then travelled along the Silk Road and reached the Crimea by 1346. From there, it was probably carried by Oriental rat fleas living on the black rats that were regular passengers on merchant ships. Spreading throughout the Mediterranean and Europe, the Black Death is estimated to have killed 30–60 percent of Europe's population.

The plague reduced the world population from an estimated 450 million to a number between 350 and 375 million in the 14th century. The aftermath of the plague created a series of religious, social and economic upheavals which had profound effects on the course of European history. It took 150 years for Europe's population to recover. The plague reoccurred occasionally in Europe until the 19th century.
The plague is thought to have returned at intervals with varying virulence and mortality until the 18th century. On its return in 1603, for example, the plague killed 38,000 Londoners.

Other notable 17th-century outbreaks were the Italian Plague (1629–1631); the Great Plague of Seville (1647–1652); the Great Plague of London (1665–1666); and the Great Plague of Vienna (1679). There is some controversy over the identity of the disease, but in its virulent form, after the Great Plague of Marseille in 1720–1722, the Great Plague of 1738 (which hit Eastern Europe), and the Russian plague of 1770-1772, it seems to have gradually disappeared from Europe. By the early 19th century, the threat of plague had diminished, but it was quickly replaced by a new disease. The Asiatic cholera was the first of several cholera pandemics to sweep through Asia and Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries.

The 14th-century eruption of the Black Death had a drastic effect on Europe's population, irrevocably changing the social structure. It was, arguably, a serious blow to the Catholic Church and resulted in widespread persecution of minorities such as Jews, foreigners, beggars, and lepers. The uncertainty of daily survival has been seen as creating a general mood of morbidity, influencing people to "live for the moment," as illustrated by Giovanni Boccaccio in The Decameron (1353).

Danish chronicles of the 16th century described the events as "black" for the first time, not to describe the late-stage sign of the disease, in which the sufferer's skin would blacken due to subepidermal hemorrhages and the extremities would darken with a form of gangrene, acral necrosis, but more likely to refer to black in the sense of glum or dreadful and to denote the terror and gloom of the events.

Plague was reportedly first introduced to Europe at the trading city of Caffa in the Crimea in 1347. After a protracted siege, during which the Mongol army under Jani Beg was suffering the disease, they catapulted the infected corpses over the city walls to infect the inhabitants. The Genoese traders fled, taking the plague by ship into Sicily and the south of Europe, whence it spread north. Whether or not this hypothesis is accurate, it is clear that several existing conditions such as war, famine, and weather contributed to the severity of the Black Death.

The most widely accepted estimate for the Middle East, including Iraq, Iran and Syria, during this time, is for a death rate of about a third. The Black Death killed about 40% of Egypt's population. Half of Paris's population of 100,000 people died. In Italy, Florence's population was reduced from 110,000 or 120,000 inhabitants in 1338 to 50,000 in 1351. At least 60 percent of Hamburg's and Bremen's population perished. Before 1350, there were about 170,000 settlements in Germany, and this was reduced by nearly 40,000 by 1450. In 1348, the plague spread so rapidly that before any physicians or government authorities had time to reflect upon its origins, about a third of the European population had already perished.

In crowded cities, it was not uncommon for as much as 50 percent of the population to die. Europeans living in isolated areas suffered less, whereas monks and priests were especially hard hit since they cared for the Black Death's victims.

The most infamous symptom of bubonic plague is an infection of the lymph glands (lymphadenitis), which become swollen and painful and are known as buboes. After being transmitted via the bite of an infected flea the Y. pestis bacteria become localized in an inflamed lymph node where they begin to colonize and reproduce. Buboes associated with the bubonic plague are commonly found in the armpits, upper femoral, groin and neck region. Acral gangrene (i.e. of the fingers, toes, lips and nose), is another common symptom.

Due to its bite-based form of infection, the bubonic plague is often the first step of a progressive series of illnesses. Bubonic plague symptoms appear suddenly, usually 2–5 days after exposure to the bacteria. Symptoms:

- Acral gangrene: Gangrene of the extremities such as toes, fingers, lips and tip of the nose.
- Chills
- General ill feeling (malaise)
- High fever (39 °Celsius; 102 °Fahrenheit)
- Muscle Cramps.
- Seizures.
- Smooth, painful lymph gland swelling called a buboe, commonly found in the groin, but may occur in the armpits or neck, most often at the site of the initial infection (bite or scratch).

Pain may occur in the area before the swelling appears
Skin color changes to a pink hue in some very extreme cases
Other symptoms include heavy breathing, continuous vomiting of blood (hematemesis), aching limbs, coughing, and extreme pain. The pain is usually caused by the decay or decomposition of the skin while the person is still alive. Additional symptoms include extreme fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, lenticulae (black dots scattered throughout the body), delirium and coma.

Two other types of Y. pestis plague are pneumonic and septicemic. Pneumonic plague, unlike the bubonic or septicemic, induces coughing and is very infectious, allowing it to be spread person to person.
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CrazyByronFan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Cholera
Claiming the lives of Haitians as I type.
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this one creeps me out to no end, I don't know why though! It's just... the red, and his stare, it's giving me the chills :noes: He looks like a crazed seriel killer, which I guess is the perfect metaphor for the plague, bravo :clap:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much my creepy sister, you really got the feeling of all i wanted to show!
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always feel so proud and satisfied when you tell me my opinions on your work is well, what you intended to show (I can't say correct as art has no wrong or right answers, it's whatever we see and however we want to interpret it) but still, I totally feel smart right now :iconsuperdummyplz:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You should feel smart, because youīve the "right thing" superpower! And youīre funny, creepy and smart, iīm proud to know you like my stuff, to have people like you watching my art is a real pleasure!
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, superpower, oh how I like the sounds of that :XD: Aw, well it's always a pleasure to watch wonderful artists like yourself who appreciate your viewers and discuss things like this with them, there aren't a lot of those on here and I always love getting to the point of origin of a piece :)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D I think youīre the first super woman i meet, so is cool. I think if somebody takes the time to write more than a "cool work" and really show their points of view, he-she-it deserves a feedback,
and to have 10 minutes to watch their art too, the 50% of the times i find great artist after to read his-her comments!
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lmao :XD: Yes I definitely agree, I do the same. It's always nice to get some feedback more than three words long, and you sometimes find the best artists and greatest friends that way!
And sorry if I disappointed you with that, my art sucks :bleh: :XD:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I donīt think your art sucks, i mean, some people think if you donīt fave their art, you donīt like it. To be honest, i fav the 80% of the works for my feature journals, if i watch their gallery, iīve all their art together, so is better for me.
I support them all in different ways, specially outside here, so... Your last one, "Cold" is your best work, so is cool to see your "evolution" or call it how you want :D You can be afraid, i watch youuuu and you donīt see me... booooooooooooooo!
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RevengeMate999 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Phenomenal work! Bravo!! :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much dude! I try to do different things with the aerosol spray and i really appreciate the feedback!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
As always, I am amazed by the detail you get with a spray bomb. I can't even make a circle without getting it everywhere :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahaha well i think my skills sucks because caffeine is not the best friend of the pulse, and i feel it! Is just practice, i use spray since... i really donīt remember, i made my first graffiti when i was 16 years old, iīm not really good at all, but iīve my tricks and it works really good for me! Thanks again for your awesome support!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
My pleasure :aww:
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Sleepwalker1803 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect! :clap:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Is far from perfect but damn thank you so much my bro!:D
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kim-fairy2 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this works a lot better than if you would've showed the form of the decease.
this creature is dark, insane, and very, very scary. it also looks really depressing.
which is really really good!!!! :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, you made my day with that comment, becausa my firts idea was to paint a sick man, but i thought it was so easy, and i wanted to paint the Black Death. So glad you liked!
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kim-fairy2 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i really really do. i couldnt stop looking at it at first..
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, youīre so kind, so now you made my whole week!
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kim-fairy2 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i'm glad to hear that :D
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Sarifael Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very sobering. People nowadays take the healthcare that we have for granted. It may take a couple years' paychecks to be taken care of, but that's way more than people back then ever had.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely agree. Thank you so much for that interesting commnet!
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Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
this is great dear
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Not creepy at all but i donīt wanted to show a rotten body or my usual stuff, just a sick insane man, i think i fail but i like it :D Glad you like it, is always a fucking adrenaline rush!
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Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
lol, you made me smile ;-)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Then you made my... wait today is monday??? Well fuck it, you made my night :D
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Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
:-)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Canīt you believe it? i thought you was talking about my last ink work, and this is my last spray shit! Damn, I REALLY wanted to show a creepy image!!! Good lord, caffeine is ruinning my life! :D
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Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
yes i saw it, i know your latest work, now use some sweet, not coffee ;-)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Is not just coffee, coca colaaaaaaaa too. I call it black napalm, coca cola and coffee. Donīt try it. You can turn it into something like ME!:O
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Rori-Rori Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
IT'S FCKN' AAAAWESOME
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Youīre fucking aaawesome too!
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Taipanart Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
PIECE LOOKS WICKED COOL.
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Eridiumwolf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*randomly flips through the pictures by clicking next as I usually do*
*This one pops up*
HOLY TROMBONE ON A POGO STICK
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AWFULLi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Reminds me of an stage of resident evil 4... I can hear his voice...
AWESOME IS NOT ENOUGH FOR THIS WORK
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow Resident Evil is one of my fav games, so is a great compliment. Thank you so much my little sister! :D
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AWFULLi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Mine too! 4 was great and 5 wasnt good. And still i didnt play 6, but it looks good! :D well im happy about that :D
Your welcome bro!:horns:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D I played til death the first one, iīve a playstation 2! I really donīt play videogames because it steals me a precious time, but sometimes to play some GTA is funny.
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AWFULLi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Nice old memories with the first one! Weewee i have a ps2 too! And also a ps3 xD my ps2 is still in iran but the ps3 is here and im listening to music with it! Cuz my bro is not home tonight lol xD
I had so much fun with ps2 n.n
Haha yea once i was sick of games i swear i sit to play without moving for 24 hours! But yea after a time my addiction left me xD
Gta San andreas?!
I loved that game!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My and my girl were playing "Vice City" for hours, and we finished it!!! San Andreas too, really a funny time.
I remember to smoke weed and drinking coke all day, playing "The Warriors", crazy. After that i decided to stop, 12 non stop playing, high and without eat NOTHING adter 12 hours of playing was enough for me :D
But it was funny :D
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AWFULLi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Haha i love you both! You are awesome you know, and honestly you are the best couple ive ever seen!
Theres a game i wish i wish i remember the name, it was like these two and awesome. I suggest you to play fahrenheit . I played it in 4 hours D: i swear xD
Hahaha but i think you dont still do it huh? XD
Yeah so much fun :D
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SofyaV Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I like the texture. Great work.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, i realy appreciate your comment!
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thesrki Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Awesome !
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much my brother!
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caroflon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work - though not as impressive as some of your other work. Your technique is as great as ever but this pic doesn't have this touching / frightening effect (for / on me).

(Hope that some critique is okay... :-) - for me it is important to say the truth and to hear the truth, because that's the way we can evolve)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Donīt worry, i really appreciate it!!! Please donīt stop to do it, is always so cool to know the point of view of the people who watch my stuff! Different tools, you know, with the spray i canīt paint the details of the ink works, and i canīt paint that style of backgrounds and colors with ink, but iīm still learning every day, so someday iīll paint exactly all iīve in my head. Thank you so much for your sincerity!
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MWeiss-Art Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome work, great face and I very like this expressive background, love it as usual MASTER :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!!! You know your opinion counts for me!! :D
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