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March 13, 2006
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Antony and Cleopatra by Jozef-Szekeres Antony and Cleopatra by Jozef-Szekeres
Antony and Cleopatra shown here during their golden years together. Antony was now living in Egypt with Cleopatra, and was the King consort to the Egyption Queen. They both hold the staves of ruling from upper and lower Egypt that a Pharaoh holds, one in each hand. Here showing their devotion, Antony and Cleopatra intimately holding each other, each hold one of these ruling staves, reaching out together over their beloved land of Egypt.

Apart from being used as Game art for Aristocrat, the company also used this art (with some printed foil adjustments and seasons greetings) as their Christmas card for 2005.

The history map link in my scraps is here:

Art by Jozef Szekeres, Copyright belongs to Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited.
Used with Permission.
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7lilytyger Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Beautiful! I'm interested in finding out where I can buy a copy????
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. It'll be included in a future art book of my work, I plan to create.
i8candy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
So amazing! I still can't understand how on earth this is done traditionally! :iconwowplz:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi, thanks so much. It was painted in Acrylics on 185gm heat pressed watercolour Arches paper.
dryan1982 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Captures well what I believe was the basis of their chemistry; two people who lived in the isolation of their own power and status, trapped in the golden cage so to speak. By submitting to each other they were able to experience the relief of self-surrender, but also the thrill of power over another that no throne or office could possibly give.
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Exactly... You've expressed in words how I was expressing them visually.

I had a lot of reference as these historical characters have many painted representations. I wanted to absorb all of what I saw of them, so I could create something new and different in their presentation. I hope I have added something to the significant collection of images these two classic characters have inspired.
crossyD Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Beautiful!This is gorgeous
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
mmriley Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Hi, I am an actress in NYC who is looking to produce A & C (Shakespeare) in the next year. I am seeking a graphic for a website that will stay up until we near production and shoot publicity photos. Do you sell any basics rights to use the graphic on a site?

Here is my personal website:

The graphic will be used on my upcoming website for Mercia Entertainment (to be purchased)
I can't offer much since I'm starting this company from scratch, but I can offer something.
Let me know:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Mary,

Unfortunately, the Antony and Cleopatra artwork I've done here is not available for use.

I wish you well in your theatrical production.
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