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Updated 21/01/2008 @ 23:05


This particular shot was taken inside the foyer of Bradford's National Media Museum during a college trip down there in December 2008. There was an installation hanging from the ceiling that caught my eye and this is the resulting depiction of my initial impressions.

Title inspiration this time comes from the name of one of the two schools of thought within the Pythagorean sect, where they were known as the learners. The other school called themselves the Akousmatikoi, the listeners. Pythagoras, of course, was the ancient Greek philosopher partly responsible for the formation of the theorem that bears his name.

Comments are perpetually appreciated.
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Given 2009-01-23
Mathematikoi by =arctoa. The suggester wrote, "This abstract composition is really outstanding, because every shadow, every break is visible." ( Suggested by EternalFallacy and Featured by opioid )
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shadowfoxcreative Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
A wonderful abstract
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arctoa Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Photographer
Much obliged.
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
FEATURED on my page for a week! Here is the poll I made ;)
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arctoa Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Photographer
Much obliged! Thank-you kindly, I appreciate the feature.
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JoseMelim Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic composition! Almost an abstraction. So graphic and great delicate grey tones!
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arctoa Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Photographer
Ah yes, thank-you kindly. This image took a while to grow on me; I was actually going to submit it straight to my scraps at the time!
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
featured! : andaelentari.deviantart.com/jo…
fave and/or comment for more exposure! :hug:
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arctoa Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly for the feature, it is most appreciated.
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome! :hug:
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Savaliste Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
:love:love LOVE love:love: NiCe WoRk :nod:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Photographer
Many thanks, it's appreciated.
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Featured :) [link]
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Many thanks.
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lukysta Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Photographer
Im in pure amazement! Everything works perfectly with each other its beautiful
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, it's appreciated.
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, it is most appreciated.
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
My pleasure :)
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Phoenixstamatis Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Freakin' amazing. It is well spotted, and the DD is well deserved :-)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, it's appreciated.
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I applaud your depth and width, Darren.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Photographer
Taken the wrong way, that could be construed as an insult.

:lol:

Nonetheless, I understand your sentiment. Thank-you kindly, I appreciate it.
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's just say I knew you'd take it the way it was meant
(or rather hoped, given the fact that you are ..deeply and widly cultured) (:
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dynax700si Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
:worship:
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arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Photographer
Heh, thank-you kindly; it's appreciated. When I first took this it was almost resigned to the metaphorical cutting-room floor; I'm glad I wasn't so harsh with it now.
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dynax700si Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yes we can be our own harshest critics. I also didn't hold much hopes for "Metallic Origami" that you featured for the DD, but I have been astounded at the feedback I have been getting on it. Looks like triangular shapes are very powerful compositional elements indeed! :D
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arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Photographer
Yes indeed, I agree with that statement. Triangles are certainly fascinating to me, I know that much!
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Dylou-Lee Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I discovered this image. Awesome! :clap:
I haven't got the time yet to visit your gallery, but I'll do it soon.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, it is most appreciated.
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FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
perfectissimo
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, it's appreciated.
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great work
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Photographer
Many thanks.
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
no problemo
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Wonderer1000 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Simply great!!!!
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you; I'm always surprised at the positive response this piece has received.
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FelixInden Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great abstraction, perfect bw! congrats on the DD
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Photographer
Many thanks! I appreciate you taking the time to look through my work.
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FelixInden Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
it deserves the time- nice stuff you have there!
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arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Photographer
I'm glad you think so! Thanks again.
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mpg13artworks Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Love this shot!
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, it's appreciated. I actually didn't think much of this one when I first took it; it almost never made it to dA. I changed my mind over time and that seems to have been a sound judgement as it's now, by far, my most popular and well-received piece on the site.

:lol:
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mpg13artworks Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
welcome :) It has a simple yet undefinable quality... Like, I don't know "what it is" but I love it! lol
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ZokArt1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Photographer
love the minimalism and simplicity
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly.
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Thinking-Silence Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Great variety of shapes and flow of contrasts :)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, I'm glad you like it.
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Watersmoke Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured : [link]
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arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly.
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