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October 12, 2010
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the corpse queen by Pirlipat the corpse queen by Pirlipat
the corpse queen
this illustrion represents Inês Castro(1325-1355), the lover of the prince and future King Pedro I of Portugal. she was brutally murdered after the king Afonso IV (Pedro's father) known that Pedro e Inês secretly married. Their marriage caused serious political and succession problems, so murder Inês would supposedly solve all the portuguese crown issues.

Pedro never accepted the death and denial of his beloved wife and future queen of Portugal. In 1357 when he became a King he declared Inês as his lawful wife, and legitimate their children as the successors of Portuguese throne.

Pedro's sorrow and need for justice has clearly become an obsession. So he orderd to exhumed Inês body and literally crowned her corpse, making all the nobles kiss her rotting hand, and bow to the true queen of Portugal.

Pedro also ordered the execution the queen's murdereds in a horrible, a painful death: Their hearts were taken from his bodies while their were alive, one by his chest the other by his back.

this is a vector illustration artwork - adobe illustrator.

i love the playing cards style, i found it very mystical.
The design have some portuguese and catholic symbols in the patterns.
Inês is obviously crowned holding the hearts of her killers. (Pêro Coelho and Álvaro Gonçalves - PC and AG)
The sword represents the king Pedro. (P for Pedro)
there are couple of "lusíadas" and bible verses, that I i won't dare to translate. (lol)

sorry about the english.

t-shirt: [link]
please vote :D
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JustLynnWeav Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work has Been Featured :) [link]
sahtan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Este trabalho é GENIAL. Achei pelo Google Images, digitei o username e te encontrei aqui no deviantart.
Ótima referência. Está aí a arte provando que ainda há o que fazer, mesmo quando "a Inês já é morta".
Nunca pare de fazer o que você faz.
Termine o baralho com mais personagens, que tal?
Pirlipat Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Ahh muito obrigada!

A ideia era fazer mais pelo menos mais uma carta.... O dom Pedro claro.

obrigada pela força
jonhyrock Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
quando criares um baralho de cartas avisa-me sou o primeiro a comprar!! :O
Pirlipat Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
fogo trabalheira... lol!

mas sim era capaz de ser giro
mas se calhar qualquer qualquer dia faço o rei :D

muito obrigada pelo comentario

jonhyrock Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
iria dar muito trabalho mas tenho a certeza que iria sair algo digno de 5 estrelas! :D

e ja agora obrigado pelo watch...(patrícia?)
Pirlipat Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Interface Designer

marta, não patricia

jonhyrock Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
julguei k o teu nick tivesse algo a ver com o teu nome... Marta ;)
Pirlipat Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
grande viagem... lol
mas sim é parecido
jonhyrock Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lool tem tido a ver... pirlipat e marta! :P
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