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Sunday, 5 August 2018

Agharta - stage 1

Agharta is a Buddhist concept of the Subterranean World and is believed to be secretly located somewhere in Tibet, the gateway being guarded by Llamas. There are also connections to The Hollow Earth theory of advanced Atlanteans living under the Earth's crust in Antarctica with Nazi connections to this story through some expeditions sent by them to Tibet and Antarctica and a mysterious voyage by a U Boat to Antarctica at the very end of the Second World War.
This is a companion picture to some recent ones like "City of the Sky People" and "Butte States" in that it has a fantasy city in it with an emphasis on the sky. The lighting idea for this one is everything is in the shade apart from a low sunlight hitting the the top of the background mountain (Mt Kailash to continue the Tibetan theme) and the surrounding clouds. Lights will be on in the building windows and into the cave. It has been roughly "drawn" in with a small bristle brush using a mix of Burnt Sienna and Winsor Violet thinned with Liquin and turpentine with some of the placements only approximate as I will adjust these as I go along.

There is also a favourite Miles Davis album of the same name...

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