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Old 10 October 2004   #1
Grand Space Opera 3D Entry: Cláudio Jordão

Cláudio Jordão has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

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Latest Update: Final Image: The Rose of the Hidden One


Well, it's done. This is my final image.

My image is a personal interpretation of an excerpt of a poem called "The Message" by Fernando Pessoa.

This excerpt tells us about the return of a Portuguese King called D.Sebastião, who disappeared, on foggy day, during a great battle in 1578.
Because his body was never found, the Portuguese created some prophecies for his return.
The most famous prophecie tells us, that he will return, with his new spiritual army, in a same foggy day, of the 21 of December of 2012.
And since D. Sebastião - The Hidden One, was a knight from the ancient "Order of Christ", I've decided to represent his spiritual army like the Cross/Rose of that Order.

Here is that excerpt:




The Hidden One

What fertile symbol
Comes with the restless dawn?
On the Dead Cross of the World,
Life, which is the Rose.
What divine symbol
Brings the day already seen?
On the Cross, which is Destiny,
The Rose which is Christ.

What final symbol
Shows the sun already awakened?
On the dead and fatal Cross
The Rose of the Hidden One.




And now in portuguese:



O Encoberto

Que símbolo fecundo
Vem na aurora ansiosa?
Na Cruz Morta do Mundo
A Vida, que é a Rosa.

Que símbolo divino
Traz o dia já visto?
Na Cruz, que é o Destino,
A Rosa que é o Cristo.

Que símbolo final
Mostra o sol já desperto?
Na Cruz morta e fatal
A Rosa do Encoberto.

 
Old 10 October 2004   #2
Concept Sketch: xplod



Hello... great to see you all again!
Let's have some fun?
This is just something I did in searching for the big idea.
See you next time.
 
Old 10 October 2004   #3
Hey Cáludio!

Welcome to the contest. Tell us a little bit about your story and your inspiration.

E se fores brasileiro és mesmo bem vindo!

Abraços
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Old 10 October 2004   #4
Concept Sketch: xplod



Hello again... here's another image from that last idea... I think I already have one!

I'm going to write it now... wait :)

Olá High, espero ser bem vindo, mesmo sendo português!
 
Old 10 October 2004   #5
Pois claro que sim.

Ok! I'm waiting for more.

Melhor, pois moro em portugal também! Ainda és mais bem vindo.
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Old 10 October 2004   #6
Estás a viver onde High?

Well, my story is based on a true masterpiece of Portuguese Literature by Fernando Pessoa.

Fernando Pessoa (1888 - 1935) was a famous Portuguese poet, one of the greatest in the Portuguese history. He wrote as if he was different poets. One of his most famous works, was a different and vivid adaptation of "The Lusiad", called "The Message" (A Mensagem).

"The Message" is seen as impressive by some critics for speaking of the Sebastianism (cult of D. Sebastião) and Portuguese prophecies, that were created and prophecized during the time of another great poet "Camoens".

The Portuguese irrationally wait the return of the dead king (D. Sebastião) on a foggy day - as the return of National Me (Eu Nacional) that will take Portugal, once more, to govern the so acclaimed "Fifth Empire".

My image will be a personal interpretation of that return.

That's it... for now.
 
Old 10 October 2004   #7
This seems very interesting and original. it would be grand if you could pull out a great piece of iconic grand space opera art based on an original idea like that.
Truly interesting.
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Old 10 October 2004   #8
Right!

Yeah man. The history of Portugal is a great source of inspiration and you choose it right. Congrats!


Bem vivo em Paços de Ferreira 30km do Porto!

Rock on!
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Old 10 October 2004   #9
Very interesting thing you've done there! Keep it up!
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Old 10 October 2004   #10
Cool! I'm glad you liked the idea. Thank you for the motivation.
 
Old 10 October 2004   #11
Hello, this is the excerpt of "The Message" by Fernando Pessoa, that I will try to illustrate:


The Hidden One

What fertile symbol
Comes with the restless dawn?
On the Dead Cross of the World,
Life, which is the Rose.
What divine symbol
Brings the day already seen?
On the Cross, which is Destiny,
The Rose which is Christ.

What final symbol
Shows the sun already awakened?
On the dead and fatal Cross
The Rose of the Hidden One.





And now in portuguese:

O Encoberto

Que símbolo fecundo
Vem na aurora ansiosa?
Na Cruz Morta do Mundo
A Vida, que é a Rosa.

Que símbolo divino
Traz o dia já visto?
Na Cruz, que é o Destino,
A Rosa que é o Cristo.

Que símbolo final
Mostra o sol já desperto?
Na Cruz morta e fatal
A Rosa do Encoberto.




And for those who like to now more: http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/PortLang/...m/mens_112.html
 
Old 10 October 2004   #12
very dynamic stuff .. grabs the eye right away

interested to see how this developes .. so far it's
 
Old 10 October 2004   #13
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Hello, Claudio.

I guess very interesting your idea of ilustrate this poem and a piece of Portugal history.

I live in Brasil, and here we have a strong link, and affection to Portugal. I cant wait to see the development of your idea.

Go in front, man!
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Old 10 October 2004   #14
Concept Sketch: The Rose of the Hidden One



Lisbon 21 of Dezember of 2012.
A foggy dawn welcomes de return of "El Rei D. Sebastião - The Hidden One" as Emperor of the Fifth Empire.
 
Old 10 October 2004   #15
Modeling: The Rose of the Hidden One



Well, here's the first model of my scene, the model from which all the «magic» will take place!
This is a «replica» of a real statue in Lisbon-PORTUGAL called "Cristo-Rei" that is a copy of the enormous "Cristo-Rei" in Rio de Janeiro-BRASIL. Am I right High and Mnetto?
Thanks for your interest Pigwater.
 
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