Skip to comments.No, they’re not photographs: Astonishing acrylic paintings..you thought you could paint?
Posted on 06/09/2012 3:46:55 PM PDT by Doogle
With their spectacular use of focus and reflected light, these incredible artworks look like carefully composed still-life photographs.
But in fact they are all painstakingly rendered on canvas with acrylic paints by Canadian artist Jason de Graaf.
The hyperrealistic paintings, which almost appear as if they are computer generated, are like freeze frames of a world more magical than our own - inspiring the term Magic Realism as a description.
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That’s not Magic Realism. Magic Realism is a movement in art and literature that started in Latin America in the 1920s. The term was coined by the Cuban novelist and historian Alejo Carpentier. One of the most well known examples of magic realism in art would be the paintings of Frida Kahlo.
Now that’s art.
If you like photo-realistic painting I highly recommend visiting the O.K. Harris gallery on West Broadway in Soho.
Long before there was CGI, there was “photo-realism” through the use of photography, projectors and airbrushes.
how do it without a single brush stroke showing is what gets me as they have to be completely flat, not let the canvas show through yet still not let the paint build up...
Yeah, I don’t believe it. I think it’s BS.
They probably aren’t QUITE as impressive in real life, for that very reason.
What a talent!
My Favorite is Obscura.
I like how he challenges himself with the use of mirrored gazing balls.
You are exactly right! They project a photograph onto their surface and copy it exactly. I am not impressed.
Man, this guy is really putting the ultra in ultra realism. I like how he reproduces the limited depth of field of photographs with paint.
Admittedly, it’s a cool effect but, isn’t making a work of art look like a photograph...umm...self defeating? Is it really art or just mimicry? Think about it. If I copy a masterpiece exactly- the Mona Lisa for instance. Is that art? True art comes from your heart, your id, your ego, your very soul- not a copy machine.
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