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Forgotten Bells of Ys by puimun Forgotten Bells of Ys by puimun
(For the more complete tale of Ys, see my blog: [link] )


Medium: Watercolors
Size: 12x17 inches
Prints available here: [link]
Detail closeup views here: [link]


The mythical sunken city of Ys. It was built by King Gradlon for his beloved daughter Dahut, and through treachery, the cities gates were thrown open to the wild elements and swallowed beneath the waves.

It is said that on stormy nights, you can hear the sound of the ghostly bells ringing out across the waters. Mournful memory of the glory that once existed in Bay of Douarnenez, off the coast of Brittany.


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The sailors and fishers have seen the gilt shadows
stretching proud arches upon the glass seas;
and I have heard echos of eons dead bells
drifting in tides of ghost melodies.
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Godfrey-Gallahan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I honestly have to say I was surprised to find this on here! I bought your book a while back and this painting has been one of my favorites ever since! I really love your work, it's incredible!
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puimun Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Wonderful!
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spiritImmortalLisa Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
amazing work!!
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pepe190390 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful amd full of magic.
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TwistedLeisure Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
BEAUTIFUL!!
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Monaco29 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Awesome work!
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Lunael Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Astonishing. There are no other words for it. Great job again!
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yanikaRed Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
total and complete badassness
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Elena1409 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so beautiful!
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