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To: Wingy
"His beard seems to lose focus the further from the focal point, just as a photograph would. What an eye."

Technically, that would make his work "photorealist" rather than "hyperrealist." One pioneeer of hyperrealism was Chuck Close who realized that photos had that precise problem...one focal plane, and everything closer or further from that plane would be to some degree out of focus. When Close did some of his early works, he'd paint or draw from a photomosaic of his subject so that all parts of the subject were captured in a greater degree of focus.

There is a story that an ophthalmologist attending one of his shows who actually diagnosed an eye disorder in the subject of one of his portraits, of which the subject had been previously been unaware.

26 posted on 03/15/2012 4:09:01 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack; Daffynition

27 posted on 03/15/2012 4:29:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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