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End of the line by TonyGCampagna End of the line by TonyGCampagna
Another symbolic image of the horror of WW2. A train car at it's last stop for millions of Jewish people all over Europe. Personally, I abhor the Holocaust, but as an artist, I explore all subjects.

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City ruins ~ :iconpartwish:
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:iconblossom-riotpoof:
Oh my gosh.
This is the best piece I have seen today.
Vision- This is really scary imagery. The smear of blood isn't too much or too little. It's perfect to show death but not make it the center of the piece. The storm in the background would, in other cases, be cliche, but here it fits perfectly.
Originality- I have never seen anything like this. Not many are brave enough to base art off genocide, and the few who do usually fail horribly and manage to offend someone. However, this doesn't do that. Most people with this idea would have made the focus of it, but the focus here is excellent. It's focusing on that it's a train car on its "last stop" (great analogy, by the way) where people died.
Technique- Also amazing. It's almost quality enough to be a picture taken by a camera. Every raindrop can be seen, the grass is also detailed, and the cannons and other war accessories can be seen.
Impact- I believe I speak for everyone who has seen this when I say this gave me chills. The description helps that along, with being "the end of the line." This piece will stay in my mind for a while.
Thank you for making this wonderfully scary masterpiece.
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ralfw666 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015   Digital Artist
powerful, great mood...:clap:
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconralfw666:
ralfw666 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Digital Artist
My pleasure! =D
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:iconjackiestarsister:
JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. This is incredible--stark, poignant, requiring closer inspection, full of meaning. Kudos to you for exploring such horrific themes and facts.
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well thank you so much. I've always had a need to express that era. I greatly appreciate your words, sincerely. :)
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:iconsteverlfs:
steverlfs Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Incredible! I can feel the fear and solitude!
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Best comment I've had all day! Thank you!
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:iconestherpuche-art:
EstherPuche-Art Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Beautiful!! :heart:
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsoulgraphica:
Soulgraphica Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Well done, nice style :D
Have a nice day! ^^
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, you too! :)
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:iconsprsprsdigitalart:
SPRSPRsDigitalArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work. And yes it's one of the most horrible time period in the history of Europe. You visualized it very well. We still celebrate our liberation by the allied forces every year in The Netherlands on the fifth of May. The date the nazis surrender themselves in our country
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Most appreciated, thank you. Something I just felt the need to get out. Especially since many still think the holocaust never happened. I'm glad your country celebrates your liberation, it's something no one should ever forget. Thank you for your kind words.
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SPRSPRsDigitalArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The day before the celebration we honored the ones who died. Some young people wants to stop. But I think we should never forget
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
The day we forget is the day the gates are left open for it to happen again.
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:iconsprsprsdigitalart:
SPRSPRsDigitalArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so right
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:iconsweetlylou:
Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why i didnt see this gem before? Great artwork dear ! :love:
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Most appreciated thank you! :)
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:iconsweetlylou:
Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconurewelcomeplz:
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:iconclymberpaddler:
ClymberPaddler Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
very powerful piece.
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:icondouce-amertume:
Douce-Amertume Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Awesome piece! :):)
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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starlight2infinity Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
some these days dont think it happened
how soon the world can choose to forget....

I like very much the idea of this one
the true horror is in the thought not the image...

its something you would hope would never happen again but has a few times on a smaller scale...

Excellent Chilling Art :clap::rose:
lessons that should be learned and not forgotten
but sadly are
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I really appreciate your kind words, thank you. So true, I cant believe how so many can say that it never happened. Just as Rwanda "never happened". I wanted to portray the horror but not the gruesome facts and maybe I succeeded. Much appreciated, thank you! :handshake:
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:iconstarlight2infinity:
starlight2infinity Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
I think you did get that point across to those that know the story....sadly its one thats been repeated a few times
will we ever learn
most welcome :handshake:
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
:handshake: I may revisit the topic someday.
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:iconstarlight2infinity:
starlight2infinity Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
it a dark one really, better left to history...
still a lesson not to be forgotten
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
True enough...
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:iconcinnamoncandy:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work!
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmburleigh8:
mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmburleigh8:
mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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:iconfictionchick:
FictionChick Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work!!
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:icon12jack12:
12jack12 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The car reminds me of this one I took some years ago :nod: [link]
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Quite similar. :) Very nice photo!
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:iconkevinartseeker:
KevinArtSeeker Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Who wouldn't abhor the Holocaust?
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Neo-Nazis, Hitler enthusiasts, anarchists, the KKK etc...
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:iconkevinartseeker:
KevinArtSeeker Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I mean anyone besides Nazi-wannabes.
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
I hear ya. :)Good question.
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arisonaricko Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
thats called seig heil..!
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:iconc4mper:
c4mper Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
10/10....very very "to the topic" ...I'll post over my groups if U do not mind...
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really appreciate that, that'd be great, thank you! :) :handshake:
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:iconray4359:
Ray4359 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love it
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Much appreciated!
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:iconbrilioldjack:
BriliOldjack Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well done...
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:icontonygcampagna:
TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Photographer
It's so beautiful and deep. I saw one of these cars at the Skokie Holocaust museum, and also the gas chambers at Auschwitz. It really hits you in the soul.
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