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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Yes - because it is attractive to the eye, created by a human being, shows a personal perspective on something, and requires artistic talent *
*these are my criteria for visual art.
There was a graphics artist in my town who designed stylish, posters, store signs, restaurant menues, wine labels, book covers, all instantly recognizeable as his, who always claimed that he was not an “artist” but an “illustrator”.
Is it art? Why or why not?
There is such a category as naïve art (Wiki: Naïve art is a classification of art that is often characterized by a childlike simplicity in its subject matter and technique.)
I had the original photoshop from years ago when it was outrageously expensive. I won’t go into how I got it...
but it had so many options and capabilities with lighting and colors, it was really fun to experiment with......
Oh, it still takes plenty of skill. David Hockney wrote a book ("Secret Knowledge") about classical artists using a type of projection even back in the Renaissance. He was convinced Vermeer used a method of projection in several of his paintings.
I was just pointing out that there's really nothing new here. The article sounded like this was some new development, or something.
Interesting comment...and I agree. He is a technician...a brilliant one...but not an artist. I remember back in the ‘70s, I met an ‘artist’...he was an incredible technician too...but when he said to me “I don’t know what to paint” I knew he was not an artist.
***You are exactly right! They project a photograph onto their surface and copy it exactly. I am not impressed.***
There are companies advertizing in art magazines that they will take your photos and print them on canvas so you can paint over them.
Just what we needed, one more crack out of you!...
Why do you have that impression?
I once bought an original landscape painting at a thrift shop to hang in my office, which I shared with two other programmers. I brought it in and the boss rolled on the floor laughing, saying it was a paint by numbers job.
I had my photo taken standing next to Alexandre Cabanel’s THE BIRTH OF VENUS in the Met Museum of Art in NYC three weeks ago. I thought I was in heaven!
I would love to see Bouguereau’s BIRTH OF VENUS.
Why, he must of known Vince personally.
There are artists who print out digital copies of their work on canvas and then brush clear acrylic medium onto those prints to give the effect of brush stokes. They even charge a premium for this type of print.
Perhaps he even had his ear...
at the time, it would have sold on FR..*lol*
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