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REVENANT by mistertrece REVENANT by mistertrece
Aerosol spray and kleenex on canvas, 2 coffee, 5 cigarette. Listen to this song [link] watching the image and reading the text. Repainted again with a mix of Montana Air White and Shadow black with a Bone white colors. No fucking layers, just pulse and loud music.

I made months ago a first ink version but i always thought it could be a great spray crap. The pic sucks.

A revenant is a visible ghost or animated corpse that was believed to return from the grave to terrorize the living. The word "revenant" is derived from the Latin word, revenans, "returning" (see also the related French verb "revenir", meaning "to come back").

Vivid stories of revenants arose in Western Europe (especially Great Britain, and were later carried by Anglo-Norman invaders to Ireland) during the High Middle Ages. Though later legend and folklore depicts revenants as returning for a specific purpose (e.g., revenge against the deceased's killer), in most Medieval accounts they return to harass their surviving families and neighbours. Revenants share a number of characteristics with folkloric vampires.

Many stories were documented by English historians in the Middle Ages. William of Newburgh wrote in the 1190s, "It would not be easy to believe that the corpses of the dead should sally (I know not by what agency) from their graves, and should wander about to the terror or destruction of the living, and again return to the tomb, which of its own accord spontaneously opened to receive them, did not frequent examples, occurring in our own times, suffice to establish this fact, to the truth of which there is abundant testimony". Stories of revenants were very personal, always about a specific individual who had recently died (unlike the anonymous zombie depicted in modern popular culture), and had a number of common features.

Medieval stories of revenants have common features. Those who return from the dead are wrongdoers in their lifetime, often described as wicked, vain, or unbelievers. Often the revenants are associated with the spreading of disease among the living. The appropriate response is usually exhumation, followed by some form of decapitation, and burning or removal of the heart.
Several stories imply that sucking of blood has occurred.

Because of this, revenants have sometimes been described as "vampires" by a number of authors of popular books about vampire legends, starting with Montague Summers. Medievalists are, however, largely skeptical towards this interpretation, possibly because vampire legends are believed to have originated in Eastern European folklore and became known to the Western public only later through reports coming from the East in the 18th century. Vampires do not appear in Western fiction (with modifications) until the late 18th century and early 19th century, starting with authors such as Robert Southey, Lord Byron and John William Polidori.

However, anthropologists and folklorists tend to blur distinctions between the various forms of "walking dead", for which counterparts exist in the myths and legends of nearly every civilization dating back to earliest history.

William of Newburgh (1136?–1198?) wrote of a number of cases "...as a warning to posterity." He says these stories were very common and that "were I to write down all the instances of this kind which I have ascertained to have befallen in our times, the undertaking would be beyond measure laborious and troublesome".

One story involves a man of "evil conduct", on the run from the law, who fled from York and made the ill-fated choice to get married. Becoming jealous of his wife, he hid in the rafters of his bedroom and caught her in an act of infidelity with a local young man, but then accidentally fell to the floor mortally wounding himself, and died a few days later. As Newburgh describes:

"A Christian burial, indeed, he received, though unworthy of it; but it did not much benefit him: for issuing, by the handiwork of Satan, from his grave at night-time, and pursued by a pack of dogs with horrible barkings, he wandered through the courts and around the houses while all men made fast their doors, and did not dare to go abroad on any errand whatever from the beginning of the night until the sunrise, for fear of meeting and being beaten black and blue by this vagrant monster."

A number of the townspeople were killed by the monster and so:

"Thereupon snatching up a spade of but indifferent sharpness of edge, and hastening to the cemetery, they began to dig; and whilst they were thinking that they would have to dig to a greater depth, they suddenly, before much of the earth had been removed, laid bare the corpse, swollen to an enormous corpulence, with its countenance beyond measure turgid and suffused with blood; while the napkin in which it had been wrapped appeared nearly torn to pieces. The young men, however, spurred on by wrath, feared not, and inflicted a wound upon the senseless carcass, out of which incontinently flowed such a stream of blood, that it might have been taken for a leech filled with the blood of many persons. Then, dragging it beyond the village, they speedily constructed a funeral pile; and upon one of them saying that the pestilential body would not burn unless its heart were torn out, the other laid open its side by repeated blows of the blunted spade, and, thrusting in his hand, dragged out the accursed heart. This being torn piecemeal, and the body now consigned to the flames...."

In another story Newburgh tells of a woman whose husband recently died. The husband returns from the dead and comes to visit her at night in her bedchamber and he "...not only terrified her on awaking, but nearly crushed her by the insupportable weight of his body." This goes on for three nights, and the revenant goes on to repeat these nocturnal visits with other nearby family and neighbours and "...thus become a like serious nuisance", eventually extending his walks in the broad daylight around the village. Eventually the problem was solved by the bishop of Lincoln who wrote a letter of absolution, upon which the man's tomb was opened wherein it was seen his body was still there, the letter was placed on his chest, and the tomb re-interred and sealed.
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A-Miner-Problem Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I jumped out of my skin when I saw this. Looks like he did too.
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RaspberryTickle Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Very unsettling! Great work!

~Ced
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again bro!
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RaspberryTickle Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Ja!

~Ced
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Antinicole Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like the body is out of sand
very creepy... but in this "OMG THIS IS SO FUCKING EPIC" way :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahahaha WOW thank you!! With some light, the figure seems to move, believe me! I never thought you´ll like my creepy stuff, so is a really good new for me!!! Thank you!!!
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Antinicole Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!
My favourite artist is Clive barker ^^ so I like creepy art very much :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh cool!! Yeah, Clive Barker is great!!! Excellent taste my friend, what are your fav horror movies?
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Antinicole Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
horror is my favourite genre so this is a question hard to answer for me....
of course Hellraiser, Suspiria, Texas chainsaw massacre(1974 of course), the silent house ( the original 2010 not the US remake :fear:)
the uninvited guest, trick or treat, a tale of to sisters, the thing (if this counts to horror), Squad, Sinister
yours?
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Damn if you take a look to my profile i made a poll talking about horror movies, you can read all that movies as my fav stuff ever!!! Specially Suspiria, Texas Chainsaw, Trick Or Treat.... Even that stuff made me make music!! You´ve an excellent taste and you´re amazing.

What abut asian horror movies?
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Antinicole Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just read it :D and recognized again that my english is very bad I read "least favourite" and thought to myself "why are they all writing their favourites
and then reading the poll again  me ----->:facepalm:
u are musician? (or did I get this wrong again xD)

I can only return that compliment to you!

Yeah the asian stuff I haven`t seen to many but I liked Cinderella very much, the whispering corridors series, also I liked 3 extremes but rampoNoire is the better one in my eyes,
too Sir with love, the wig, shadows in the palace and dek hor wich is one of my favourites but its not that "horror".
give me give me recommendations : )
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahahaha dont worry my english sucks too, beleive or not i learned it watching horror movies and music magazines!! :D Yes i make music, i´ve around five alter egos, one for every style. If you want to listen some of my stuff, just ask for it, i dont want to bother you with 35454 links :D

Check this movies, is a good start into the asian stuff www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EOwca… www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1XQ3l… www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5Ltu…

Hope you´ll find in your language!!! ;D
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Harley-1979 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is easily one of the most unnerving pieces of artwork I've seen in a long time.  It's actually raising my pulse, it's so scary.  Cheers to you for creating a piece that I can't take my eyes off of
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WhiteOrchyd Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I remember this one too. xD
I love yellow on this one, it's so gloomy and creamy, really beautiful. So don't say this one sucks, please.
This one is more corpselike than first one, I also like that skull image on this one too.
Lovely, really lovely. ^^
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Hana-to-Tsuki Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
For thousands of years man has always been fascinated by her fears... What's more appalling, more obscure than death ?...
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So true.... i think the fear of if there´s nothing after death. We build our culture, all cultures, with the idea of an after life, coming from religions, spiritualism, philosophy... different names for the same thing. The idea of an eternal paradise with eternal joy and happiness is so beautiful and a real placebo for our "real" life, so i think people fear it more than death itself.
In some ancient cultures, people accept death like a natural thing, with no fear, they embrace it and celebrate it, because they really believe death is just the beginning.
I think if you live with fear of the death, you´ll never enjoy the life, so the biggest fear i can imagine is to not live my life to the fullest, how i want, and enjoy it every second of every day.
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Hana-to-Tsuki Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I understand everything is to... since childhood i think about death every day. I do not know where it comes from because i never had a psychological or other shocks. But death terrifies me as much as it fascinates me.
The worst is that it is inevitable ! how not to understand ? i did not find the answer... Added ti this is the old ! horrible stage of the human body is like a decaying early.
Should live to be in the film... born being old, to eject from the hospice for "healthy", have 40 years and stable life and being a young adult begins to build his life and return to school, being a teenager and having lots friends, live life to the fullest by being eccentric ^^ then, to be a child and carefree, fun and tranquility while being a baby and let live to finally return to the embryonic state and leave the world in an orgasm...
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theexileofsociety Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
DUDE THIS IS COOL!!!!!!!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you so much!
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theexileofsociety Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Your welcome I love it so much
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RaulBlack666 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you again dude, glad you like it!
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Wario666oiraW Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like it`s smile ;D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks dude!
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, I must say I like it better than the original, it has a creepier atmosphere :D And I love the word Revenant so automatic win :thumbsup:
I love how there's different versions, like zombie or ghost :XD: Personally I feel like they'd be a mix of the two, the spirit of the ghost reanimating the dead corpse :P Actually I really like that idea :XD:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah it´s like a ghost-zombie-vampire, is cool to know it because is a real phenomena, i mean, that´s the way to describe a serial killer in that ages, that paranormal side of the unknow in ancient and middle ages always had a fascination for me.

I hate the face of the ink version, that one is so better, specially the texture of the head, so i´m happy you like it! Interesting comment as usual, i missed you!
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, it's really interesting to see what they deemed supernatural, they couldn't explain it in any other way so it had to be something out of their control.

Of course you did, because I'm awesome like that :icondivaplz: :XD:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahahaha you´re right, but i missed you only a little!
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahaha you´re right...damn :D
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But of course :iconhawrhawrplz:
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Blackbirdmotel Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You score!!!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahaha! thank you so much!!!! I like more than the ink version, i neeeeeded to do it! And i´m glad you like it!
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Sleepwalker1803 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Another amazing piece of vision, knowledge and sound. :wow: Great work! :clap:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Big words, thank you so much dude, you ROCK as usual!! :D
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Sleepwalker1803 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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cskadoz Featured By Owner May 5, 2013   General Artist
seen this guy in a weird dream. :highfive:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I know it, he told me about it.
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DanaRashidi Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A little scary, but it's cool ^^
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahaah oh shit just a little?? :O This time i fail!!! :D Thank you so much!
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2scoops Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Outstanding work! I also like the mini documentary as well! Thank you for sharing.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, i´m glad you like it all, true appreciation!
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artserge Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really like the way the 'eroded' effect of the spray works with decayed concept of this revenant.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I try to do something different into the spray shit so you made my day with the comment.
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Sethyel Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
OMG !! Look like the video on youtube... freaky ! :O
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahahaha thank you so much, take this night.
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
This is absolutely great!!! I liked the first one too but i loove it!!!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D You´re so sweet! thanks!!!!
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Alwsays my pleasure!!!
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BlueFirez88 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
This thing looks like its gonna shoot homing rockets at me and punch me.
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