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Political Bondage by Philipstraub Political Bondage by Philipstraub
An oil painting done a few years back for an editorial piece about censorship in america. I think you guys get the message:) Enjoy and thanks for looking:)
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:iconlazylazy:
lazylazy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
I am a dummy! 
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:iconsoler7:
soler7 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
This is simply a perfect statement.  Wow !!
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Brilliant!
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ScreaminFuschia Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
holyfuckkkk i can't even imagine being able to paint like this.  i must must must buy a print of this once i've got the $!
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:icondugbud62:
dugbud62 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly too true,the things our leaders do.....
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Alex57691 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I'm going to stare at this for awhile....
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:iconharumilove4:
HarumiLove4 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
This Is Traditional?! Fantastic!!

Love,
Harumi <3
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:iconphilipstraub:
Philipstraub Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional
Yes it is an oil painting with an arylic and graphite underpainting- when I used to be all traditional. :)
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:iconharumilove4:
HarumiLove4 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Hahah I Feel Im Too Clumsy For Traditional Art hahaha
But Either Traditional Or Digital Youre Terrific!

Love,
Harumi <3
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:iconluckydragonsden:
LuckyDragonsDen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
It says it all..
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:iconbluerainblue:
BluerainBlue Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hello. I temporarily referenced your work on this page [link] . If you would rather that I not use
it in this context feel free to let me know and I’ll be glad to take it down and substitute another. ~Ray :)
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:iconphilipstraub:
Philipstraub Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional
no worries. thanks for letting me know.

P
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ThunkPublishing Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Really love your work. Hope to publish it. Your style suits our publication. Check us out and get in touch if you would like to be in our illustrated newpaper, distributed in New York. Our website is thunkpublishing.com. Thank you.
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:iconsammiry:
Sammiry Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student
<3
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:iconcatgel:
Catgel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
[link] featured here in my Truth Journal thank you keep saying it as it is through your art & your heart all my love catgel
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:iconleawiggins:
LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
This is such a strong image. So powerful. I love it!
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:iconchromatoast:
ChromaToast Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Worth a thousand words.
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:iconjackieboy666:
Jackieboy666 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Brilliant message, perfectly summed in its simplicity! Love it!
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:icondracain:
Dracain Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
If this is an oil painting... just WOW!
Great message by the way =)
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:iconreturn-of-the-rat:
return-of-the-rat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
oil painting?!?!?
LOOKS LIKE A PHOTOGRAPH!!!
freakin amazing!!
LOVE the message!!
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:iconpateatsbacon:
pateatsbacon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
wow. just wow.
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:iconurs-obnoxious:
urs-obnoxious Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
very nice, the lightings hot :D
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:iconannajacobs:
annajacobs Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Student
wow, i thought this was a photograph until i read it was an oil painting. very nice work. political art is my personal favorite at the moment. i love the message of this. good job.
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:iconfaded-devil:
Faded-devil Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Ironically I came across this listening to symphony of destruction by megadeth.
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:iconninthtaboo:
NinthTaboo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave: I have featured this beautiful work in my journal [link] If you would rather I remove it, please note me and I will :)

Thank you.
~NT
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:iconrocamiadesign:
rocamiadesign Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008   Digital Artist
Oops! The link is supposed to be this, for the feature. Sorry about that! :blush:
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:iconninthtaboo:
NinthTaboo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! :clap: :+favlove:
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:iconrocamiadesign:
rocamiadesign Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008   Digital Artist
:wave: Hi! I featured this piece in my latest journal. Please don't respond unless, for some reason, you don't want it there.
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:iconliquidnerve:
LiquidNerve Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
this piece is awesome! very significant now with the patriot act and such apparatus of state control being employed.
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:iconquestiontheanswer:
questiontheanswer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008   Writer
i simple adore this picture. amazing job with this, you truly are a legend. no matter how many times i look back at this, it still strikes me.

i adore the concept behind this piece, fantastic job.
this should be a daily deviation.
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Philipstraub Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Professional
Thank you for the kind words:)

Phil
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:iconquestiontheanswer:
questiontheanswer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008   Writer
:}
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:iconastraeus1988:
Astraeus1988 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This one say's it
right on the spot
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Chronometrics Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Amazing job!

And what's wrong with censorship... I'm all for brainwashing and controlling the masses. There is strength in unity. People divided amongst themselves are weak. Our society has degraded immensely since WW II, because everyone THINKS they know enough to make a judgement. So, bring on the goverment mind control! Keep these bastards under the watchful eye of Big Brother, and keep them from fucking up themselves and everyone else! If there were a way to ensure benevolent leaders, I would totally lead that revolution myself. Unfortunately, you kind of need free agency among the masses in order to protect said masses from the narrow asperations of the few (ie, the leaders).

Remember kids, a broad mind lacks focus :)
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x-static1988 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
This is a great concept, that one usually has to explain with a thousand words.
You have narrowed it down to this awesome piece, which says it all, with just one glance.
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:iconversispellis:
Versispellis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Wonderfully executed piece and message...
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:iconmidnight-tennyo:
midnight-tennyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
I'm not sure if you meant to do this, but the guy looks like a soldier. Very cool picture
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:iconwingstar:
Wingstar Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
wow
incredibly poignant and impressive.
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:iconglazedmacguffin:
glazedmacguffin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
That is clever... and very easy on the eyes.
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lovestephunnie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
hi there-- i'm writing a paper on your artwork. I would like to know which editorial this was featured in and what other newspapers or literature have been written about this political art. Please email me at lovestephunnie@gmail.com thanks Philip!
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:iconnoraason:
noraason Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007   Photographer
great expression....this is amazing!
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:iconjtobler:
jtobler Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
In the tradition of Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
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:iconfabertzale:
Fabertzale Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Just nice !!!
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:iconkittyc2005:
kittyc2005 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
This is stunning! Incredible...I love it.
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:iconchroma-utek:
chroma-utek Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
this is very nice.. i realy like the meaning and idea..
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playdough-princess Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! :love: very nicely done...great job on the lighting and shading! If you have time...take a look at this site : [link]
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absolute-pagey Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
Wow this really hits!!!!!! You have mad a pice that i will never forget!! This is so powerful!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlahandi:
lahandi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
GREAT!!! :wow: :wow:
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:iconjuhubbahukka:
Juhubbahukka Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
Damn man I thought that was a photo until I read the comment, outrageously awesome!
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:iconrickbw1:
Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
Just want you to know this piece has been featured here = [link]
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