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This is NOT my artwork, it's a picture taken by Russian artist Nicolay Bessonov.

The girl is a Gypsy dancer called Patrina Sharkozi.

The picture is published with authorisation from the author. It's available in his excellent website about Gypsy culture

www.svenko.net
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Eidolon1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks great.
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A-Very-Merry-Q Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I can't help but notice how fake this photo is...  :/

The background is of higher clarity than the foreground (the gypsy girl herself).  Like, she has an absurdly higher count of JPEG artifacts than the stairs right behind her...
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BarefootPiratequeen Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Great!
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JoinB7 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
L)
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Ensconsed-11 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
does anyone know where this is taken?
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Spriglief Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Gypsy means "of the people".
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dg2001 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Well, actually Romani means that, I think. "Gypsy" comes from "Egyptian", I think the Gypsies used to tell people they were some sort of Egyptian nobility or princes :-)
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Spriglief Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You are right. I know when they refer to themselves it is with the meaning of "the people" and is not actually the word Gypsie, which is our word for them. They have much that they keep to themselves and I think we should respect that and the mask they often wear for us.
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dg2001 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Indeed! They have a great culture and they have to be respected and admired too, they are an ancient people, full of traditions. Bessonov has known well how to portrait their uses and cultural richess.
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restif Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really stunning!!
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