This is a painting

September 27 2011

Image of This is a painting

Picture: Simon Hennessey

Really. Photo painters seem to be taking over. Now, the new phenomenon, 'hyperealism'. From mymodernmet.com:

As an outgrowth of photorealism, hyperrealism is a relatively new school of painting that creates the illusion that you're actually looking at a photo. With new technology in cameras and digital equipment, artists have been able to be far more precision-oriented. While photorealist painters tend to imitate photographic images and will consciously omit details, the hyperreal painter is more literal, incorporating photographic limitations such as depth of field, perspective and focus. Because hyperreal art creates a false reality, it requires a high level of skill.

Great. But come on artists - use your eyes, not a camera!

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