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THEM by mistertrece THEM by mistertrece
Aerosol spray and kleenex on canvas, 2 coffee, 3 cigarette. PLEASE LISTEN TO THE SONG [link] WATCHING AND READING THE TEXT, to catch the feeling of the piece.


“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” – H.P. Lovecraft

In traditional belief and fiction, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a deceased person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living. Descriptions of the apparition of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, life-like visions. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as necromancy, or in spiritism as a séance.

The belief in manifestations of the spirits of the dead is widespread, dating back to animism or ancestor worship in pre-literate cultures. Certain religious practices—funeral rites, exorcisms, and some practices of spiritualism and ritual magic—are specifically designed to appease the spirits of the dead. Ghosts are generally described as solitary essences that haunt particular locations, objects, or people they were associated with in life, though stories of phantom armies, ghost trains, phantom ships, and even ghost animals have also been recounted

In many cultures malignant, restless ghosts are distinguished from the more benign spirits involved in ancestor worship.

Ancestor worship typically involves rites intended to prevent revenants, vengeful spirits of the dead, imagined as starving and envious of the living. Strategies for preventing revenants may either include sacrifice: giving the dead food and drink to pacify them, or magical banishment of the deceased to force them not to return. Ritual feeding of the dead is performed in traditions like the Chinese Ghost Festival or the Western All Souls' Day. Magical banishment of the dead is present in many of the world's burial customs. The bodies found in many tumuli (kurgan) had been ritually bound before burial, and the custom of binding the dead persists, for example, in rural Anatolia.

There are many references to ghosts in Mesopotamian religions - the religions of Sumer, Babylon, Assyria and other early states in Mesopotamia. Traces of these beliefs survive in the later Abrahamic religions that came to dominate the region. Ghosts were thought to be created at time of death, taking on the memory and personality of the dead person.

They traveled to the netherworld, where they were assigned a position, and led an existence similar in some ways to that of the living. Relatives of the dead were expected to make offerings of food and drink to the dead to ease their conditions. If they did not, the ghosts could inflict misfortune and illness on the living. Traditional healing practices ascribed a variety of illnesses to the action of ghosts, while others were caused by gods or demons.

The Hebrew Bible contains few references to ghosts, associating spiritism with forbidden occult activities cf. Deuteronomy 18:11. The most notable reference is in the First Book of Samuel (I Samuel 28:3-19 KJV), in which a disguised King Saul has the Witch of Endor summon the spirit/ghost of Samuel.

There was widespread belief in ghosts in ancient Egyptian culture in the sense of the continued existence of the soul and spirit after death, with the ability to assist or harm the living, and the possibility of a second death. Over a period of more than 2,500 years, Egyptian beliefs about the nature of the afterlife evolved constantly. Many of these beliefs were recorded in inscriptions, papyrus scrolls and tomb paintings. The Egyptian Book of the Dead compiles some of the beliefs from different periods of ancient Egyptian history.

By the 5th century BC, classical Greek ghosts had become haunting, frightening creatures who could work to either good or evil purposes. The spirit of the dead was believed to hover near the resting place of the corpse, and cemeteries were places the living avoided. The dead were to be ritually mourned through public ceremony, sacrifice and libations, or they might return to haunt their families. The ancient Greeks held annual feasts to honor and placate the spirits of the dead, to which the family ghosts were invited, and after which they were “firmly invited to leave until the same time next year”.

Ghosts reported in medieval Europe tended to fall into two categories: the souls of the dead, or demons. The souls of the dead returned for a specific purpose. Demonic ghosts were those which existed only to torment or tempt the living. The living could tell them apart by demanding their purpose in the name of Jesus Christ. The soul of a dead person would divulge their mission, while a demonic ghost would be banished at the sound of the Holy Name.

Renaissance magic took a revived interest in the occult, including necromancy. In the era of the Reformation and Counter Reformation, there was frequently a backlash against unwholesome interest in the dark arts, typified by writers such as Thomas Erastus. The Swiss Reformed pastor Ludwig Lavater supplied one of the most frequently reprinted books of the period with his Of Ghosts and Spirits Walking By Night.

According to Islamic teachings, there is no such thing as Ghosts. Muslims believe that 'Ghosts' are in fact jinns. The Koran discusses spirits known as jinn.

In Buddhism, there are a number of planes of existence a person into which a person can be reborn, one of which is the realm of hungry ghosts.

There are many references to ghosts in Chinese culture. Even Confucius said, "Respect ghosts and gods, but keep away from them."
The ghosts take many forms, depending on how the person died, and are often harmful. Many Chinese ghost beliefs have been accepted by neighboring cultures, notably Japan and south-east Asia. Ghost beliefs are closely associated with traditional Chinese religion based on ancestor worship, many of which were incorporated in Taoism. Later beliefs were influenced by Buddhism, and in turn influenced and created uniquely Chinese Buddhist beliefs.

Although the human soul was sometimes symbolically or literally depicted in ancient cultures as a bird or other animal, it appears to have been widely held that the soul was an exact reproduction of the body in every feature, even down to clothing the person wore. This is depicted in artwork from various ancient cultures, including such works as the Egyptian Book of the Dead, which shows deceased people in the afterlife appearing much as they did before death, including the style of dress.

A place where ghosts are reported is described as haunted, and often seen as being inhabited by spirits of deceased who may have been former residents or were familiar with the property. Supernatural activity inside homes is said to be mainly associated with violent or tragic events in the building's past such as murder, accidental death, or suicide — sometimes in the recent or ancient past.

But not all hauntings are at a place of a violent death, or even on violent grounds. Many cultures and religions believe the essence of a being, such as the 'soul', continues to exist. Some philosophical and religious views argue that the 'spirits' of those who have died have not 'passed over' and are trapped inside the property where their memories and energy are strong.
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moontjuh69 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the link soundcloud doesnt work :( so no listening :( love all youre work ! would have loved to hear youre taste of music , and there can never be enough coffee and sigarettes involved :P
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahahaha omg, without cigarettes and coffee there´s no art!!! :D My apologies for the link, soundcloud only let me 1 hour of music and i´m always making songs so sometime i have to delete the songs. But check this one, i think it fits with that piece [link] I made it for the soundtrack of a horror movie wich never worked!

You´ve an excellent taste! :D
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moontjuh69 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg :P the horror of missing out of the piece :( the pain the agony is almost like unbearabel ;) ( just kidding :p)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahaha you´re so funny! Coooool.... :D Yeah is a horrible lost! But if you want i´ll upload it again. Thanks for like the song on soundcloud, music is the 50% of my life! I dont want to bother oyu with more, but if you want to listen some songs, just ask for it!
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moontjuh69 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe you should put youre music on youtube?
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I hate youtube, facebook, twitter.... that webs are useless for me, soundcloud is cool because the 80% of the people are bands, producers, beat makers, dj´s... :D I´ve around 100 listeners every day so is cool and amazing for me. Hey what´s your fav band or bands??? I´m curious!
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moontjuh69 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i got a lot of fav. bands ,etc , one of them is 3 doors down , ( to start of easy ;) ) disturbed , offcourse volbeat :P , armin van buuren , tiesto , so a mixed up super sound of yours mixed with volbeat ( one of my super favs ) would be very very welcome ;)

( still thinking that you tube, fb , and so on are very good networking socialmedia forums i have another one for you :)

[link]

please also support me there and make youre own account to , so more people can see youre work !
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah maybe some day i´ll have a FB account, but i´m lucky to dont have to use it, i´m on some art webs outside here, like [link] and [link] and my own blog, and is amazing because i had some interviews, featurings and stuff like that in virtual magazines, horror movies webs... so is a real better way to share my art for me. I´m busy and sometimes i´ve 20 or 50 mails to answer ( i´ve my own t-shirt brand, i make music for people...) and i dont want to spend my time on FB :D I prefer to paint or make more music :D

Dont worry i´ll make an account and i´ll support you, i adore your works!

Volbeat rock, let me try some stuff and i´ll make a remix just for you!
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MorriorLine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
I really fell in love with this style of art and the feeling of it.
It's very inspiring for me.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you dude, i try to create something different with the aerosol spray, and people like you are the best fuel to continue!!! I really appreciate your support.
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Carlie-Martece Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Just letting you know that I featured this awesome piece in my journal here: [link]
Hope you don't mind :)
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essencestudios Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
:iconisayplz::iconsaysplz:this has been FEATURED!!!! [link] :iconyousayplz::iconwesayplz::iconpartayplz::iconagreeingbritainsplz:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Holy shit thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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essencestudios Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
you're very welcome dear:iconkissmote:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Still the greatest!!!!!!!!!! :P
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essencestudios Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
:icondaawplz:
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caroflon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this one is great! Well done!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!!!! :D I´m so glad you like it!!!!!
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ax010tl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, inspiring! ax
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, i really appreciate it!!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great music for this. Did you do the music for the painting or the painting for the music?
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I made coffee first :D Is the key to open the mind!!! (or my mind) I made it for a score for a short horror film, but it never worked, so i´ve some tracks i never used it and i usually listen it, and it gives me ideas.
I think is sad but mysterioys at the same time, so is cool and fits perfect for that one ( i guess!)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Of course the coffee before anything! lol
My mind doesn't start to even warm up before coffee!:D
You're right, the music does fit perfectly :aww:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it, right know i´m making the last song of a new music project, is creepy and different of my last stuff, but if you want i´ll give the link for to download it ( but is not for to dance, belive me!) :D
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Believe me, I don't dance all the time.
And require all kinds of music to fit my moods!
Lately, dark is good! :D
I would love to hear it! :aww:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Done!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
:icondragonlick:Thank you luv! :icondragonmusicplz:
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
:onfire: ... excellent!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D thank you so much dude!
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
A pleasure, as always ;)
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La-Morte-Amoureuse Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Wonderful work, my friend.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much my lady, i missed you!
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La-Morte-Amoureuse Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Digital Artist
My pleasure! :hug:
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WhiteOrchyd Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Her empty look is giving me chills. These eyes are so big, her sadness is squeezing my heart so much and her lips are so freaking beautiful.
I adore tha way she glows in such a mysterious way and these colours are simply perfect. And I love the way that shadow is making a silhouette of a heart on her face. ^^
This is so very much deep, mind blowing and full of incredible darkness - just a way I like it.m
You are Number One and you just proved that again.
I Love Your Craft. :meow:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
HEEEEEELL FUCKING YES! how the fuck you saw that heart??? :D You know, i always add some hidden detail in my works, and nobody told me about it until today!!!!!!!
Damn you´re more than incredible, i´m speechless, and i can´t show my gratitude, people like you make sense to my art.
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WhiteOrchyd Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, I can't explain how wonderful I feel about this right now. :meow:
Thank you. :heart:
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AzrielMordecai Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm impressed with the emotion you conveyed here. Very cool piece.
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much bro, i wanted to show a balance between sadness and peace, and to know somebody saw it, is the best succes and compliment i can imagine!
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My mind has been blown to smithereens...! It seems with each new deviation you give more and more! I love it! Keep 'em coming!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, you rock dude, i´ll try to maintain the level!
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ochaonomu Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Wow~ the piece, the materials, the information... a-MA-zing!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Like you! thank you so much, i´m so glad you like it!!! And thank you for to read that long text, is the 50% of the piece!
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TeaInSugar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student
It's Really cool :O I lovve the Note :D
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, and specially if you readed it all!
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TeaInSugar Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student
I did! It was really interesting ^^
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You rock!
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TeaInSugar Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student
Haha Thanks :D (I'm gonna try to tell it to my scaredy-cat friend :D)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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AWFULLi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I hear.....
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I see dead people :D Thank you little sister!
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