Paintings that Look Like Photographs…#2 and 14 Will Blow Your Mind
Some artists are blessed in incredible talent, possessing the ability to create stunning works of art that make you think you are viewing a photograph when, in reality, these are but drawings or paintings. This is called hyperrealistic art, something that’s becoming quite popular with artists these days.
A number of people might argue that these are not art, per se, because these are but a “copy” of something real, like someone’s face. Well, those who believe that is the case are entitled to their own opinion. Those of us who know how to value the talented hand of the artists behind these hyperrealistic works of art think that these people deserve the praise they are getting.
Yes, these are not photographs. These are paintings. The first pictures would surely deceive your brain. Thankfully, this series also offers a glimpse into each artist’s world by showing a photograph of them working on these incredible pieces.
1. Gottfried Helnwein – Oil and acrylic on canvas
This sad portrait of a child looks surprisingly real, down to the details of her face.
The artist at work. See – it really is a painting!
2. Diego Fazio – Charcoal pencil
A beautiful picture of a lovely lady taking a shower or bathing in the rain?
Of course, we know better than that. Still, my mind can’t comprehend how the artist managed to make the water droplets look like they were glistening and cascading down her face.
3. Paul Cadden – Pencil on paper
This was achieved using pencil? Amazing talent!
4. Ben Weiner – Paintings of paint
But it really looks like a picture!
5. Kelvin Okafor – Graphite pencils
More pencil art works. Wow!
6. Kamalky Laureano – Acrylic on canvas
I could swear this was a photograph!
This man’s got talent!
7. Ron Mueck – Sculpture, Mixed Materials
Well, what’s so special about an old couple lounging under a beach umbrella, anyway?
What??? Those were sculptures??? But this pic looks a bit creep, though.
8. Robert Longo – Charcoal on Mounted Paper
9. Christina K – Drawing on Tinted Brown Paper
Well, this does look a bit like a painting (well, it is a painting!) but the way it was achieved was just plain awesome.
Wow! So, it is white that made the eyes look like there were reflections in it. Brilliant.
10. Lee Price – Oil on Linen
11. Kim Ji-Hoon – Pencil
Another amazing photograph-like drawing using pencils. Hands down.
12. Ray Hare – Acrylic Painting On Canvas
Awwww….surely this is a photo, right?
It could be a blown up photo, you know? But it’s not. It really is a painting.
13. Bryan Drury – Oil on Wood
Hats off to the artist. This looks stunningly detailed and real.
14. Samuel Silva – Ballpoint Pen
And this from a ballpoint pen? You’ve got to be kidding me, right?
15. Omar Ortiz – Oil on Linen
Lovely semi-nude photo or painting?
16. Thomas Arvid – Limited Edition Giclée on Canvas
The vibrant colors of this work screams “photograph!”, right?
We’re wrong, of course. It’s not a photograph.
17. Gregory Thielker – Oil on Canvas
This one also looks like a photograph taken by someone bored of the rain and the traffic. Only, it’s not. It’s a painting! Mind blown.