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Vlad Gerasimov · 23 October 2008
This octopus plays Rachmaninov on sea bottom. Dedicated to Denis Matsuev, virtuosic pianist from Irkutsk, and all other virtuosic pianists :-)

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Comments 47

Jie Wang · 23 October 2008
That's so awesome! I'm virtuosic + lyrical. I'm getting the wallpaper anyway. Thanks!

abhishek · 23 October 2008
common vlad, i know you could make a better octopus ! Maybe in the next version !!! The rest is class apart. Great, as usual.

A1Elements · 23 October 2008
The octopus is so cute, There is a request, i know it's not the right place but would you please make an Icon for vladsudio for someone who wants to change his/her folder's icon to vladstudio, you made everything for your fans, such Wall Clocks, Mobile Walls, Posters and so many other things; would you please do it as well???

EmKa · 23 October 2008
Wow_Vlad_Great_just_Geat!!!! I_love_it!

Binh Thai Nguyen · 23 October 2008
This is so childish ... still very far from your usual standard ... awake your sleeping talents!

alicia:) · 23 October 2008
this. is. AWESOME!!!

leti · 23 October 2008
I love it!!! thanks Vlad! :)

ping wang · 24 October 2008

Cheezwhiz · 24 October 2008
This wallpaper is SOOO amazing! I like the way you can see the shadows from the surface of the ocean on the seafloor. But why are there only seven legs on the octopus?

Lefteris Sfakianakis · 25 October 2008
Great sea bed. Nice shades of light coming from above. Desktop icons look perfect on that wallpaper (ideal for tired eyes). Great!!!

Katherine Appleby · 25 October 2008
I LOVE IT!!! :) Brings a smile to my face every time!

337 · 26 October 2008
Vlad, you're a genius!! I respect and admire your creativity. your playful characters in such beautiful colors and different scenes seem to take me, even if for a brief moment, away from whatever might be going on around me. I wonder why some of your fans can't just enjoy it for what it is. You give us all a glimpse into your imagination. I wouldn't change a thing.

Vlad Gerasimov · 26 October 2008
Well, all I can say is - big thanks to all who suggest changes and to all who do not :-) While making an artwork, I try many different variants - with or without stripes, diffrent colors, positions, etc. The published artwork is the one that tells best what I wanted to say. So, sorry, I usually do not update published works. I hope you understand! Thanks.

mikeg · 26 October 2008
I'm surprised to find any reaction to my comments, let alone from Vlad himself. Thanks for being gracious and welcoming of all feedback. What is really happening is my relationship with Vlad's work is becoming more personal, less superficial over the years. Unconditional praise is nice and usually quite sincere, but sparking of other imaginations is a power inherent in all true art. If one is daring enough, imagination naturally wonders in unique directions. This makes the world a more interesting place. By his work and his response here, Vlad seems to understand this. And I certainly understand no one else in the world can say what makes a Vlad--least of all me. I hope others can see that recognition in the somewhat humorous response to my own rhetorical question at the end of the post. Maybe someday I'll create digital art of my own. If so, I would certainly acknowledge Vlad as a major inspiration when showing it to the one or two people who might be kind enough to look at my work.

Moo · 29 October 2008

Maja Homen · 2 November 2008
Adorable little fellow!

Andrea Traversa · 6 November 2008
Fantastico! Grazie.

david · 11 November 2008
best wallpaper I've seen

hmyr · 20 May 2009
hi,that's really good thanks but ı think there should be some notes in the bubbles shouldn't be? take care and go on! ;D

Dchozn1 · 1 July 2009
nice wallpaper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sid · 16 February 2010

Khatereh · 27 January 2012
very nice! thanks

mkultra · 23 October 2008

Jie Wang · 23 October 2008
Hey Vlad - how about an "octopus gone mad" playing Liszt? Jie

abhishek · 23 October 2008
... on a second glance, the sea bed is teriffic in that grey shade. ;)

Kareem Khazem · 23 October 2008
Vlad returns!! I love this one, the contrast between the grey and blue is quite effective. The octopus and piano are awesome too, the piano looks really vector-intensive Glad you're back to making good stuff :)

Life Seeker · 23 October 2008

Scott · 23 October 2008
Childish? I think it's great!

lenka · 23 October 2008

C H I E W · 23 October 2008
amazing . . .

Katty · 24 October 2008
I think it's really adorable. These colors are inspiring. Thank You :)

ANA M PRATAMPIT · 24 October 2008
I love him Thanks

jk · 24 October 2008
that's good!!!

Troy · 25 October 2008
I really like it!

Lisa Stephens · 25 October 2008
Love it! Keep up the great work.

mikeg · 25 October 2008
Well, this is quintessential Vlad. Amazing combinations of color and texture, mastery of technique, whimsical theme and a cartoonish element somewhere in the composition. Sometimes the cartoonish aspect is well-integrated (as in "Punctuation") and sometimes it seems willfully incongruous or ironic, like graffiti slapped on top of a masterpiece. Like many here, I'm in love with Vlad's art. But living with the cartoon octopus is a struggle. At the same time, we must realize the composition would be empty, dark and lonely without it. At the risk of offending genius, I try to imagine our pianist without dark stripes and the bulging cartoon eyes replaced by classic Ray-Ban shades with burnt orange lenses. Would that work? Would "Pianist" still be recognizable around the world as a Vlad? If I could answer those questions, I might be creating popular works of art myself instead of slaving 9 to 5 [LOL]!

Scott Hurst · 26 October 2008
Love it; excellent work, Vlad! I wonder how it would look without the octopus there. It'd be sort of like the wallpaper "Square Elephant Was Here".

Dalila · 26 October 2008

Mohammed Korashy · 26 October 2008
I don't know.. But I see the octopus in autumn colors and that's weird and looks so fantastic like a dream.

Ola · 26 October 2008
I love Sergei Rachmaninoff, especially his 2nd piano concert, and i really enjoy this wallpaper. Good job :)

Justin Murray · 28 October 2008
show the two some halloween love :)

Melinda from Hungary · 28 October 2008
"I'd like to be Under the sea In an octopuses garden in the shade He'd let us in Knows where we've been In an octopuses garden near a cave" (The Beatles) this wallpaper is so cute I love ya Vlad!!!

Garnele · 27 November 2008
A-W-E-S-O-M-E, he looks so cute! Good that I just bought a lifetime licence :-)

Sakdeep Marani · 24 May 2009
I love water ones

· 18 June 2009
It's a socktopus!!!rnrnI love it:)

korea · 20 August 2009
음. 좋아요 ㅋ 나혼자 한국인?ㅋ

Lucas · 28 April 2013
Adorei! :-D

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