Wednesday, April 5, 2017

There's Realism, There's Hyperrealism, There's Photo-Realism and Then There's This

From Messy Nessy Chic, January 2017:

I Refuse to Believe these are Paintings
I consider this a super human talent. Alien in fact. Seriously, why aren’t they checking this painter’s DNA for extra-terrestrial origins? His name is Yigal Ozeri, an oil painter from Isräel best-known for his cinematic-scale portraits of pretty girls hanging out with nature in perfect sunlight. Let me know when  you see a brushstroke…
...Oh come ON! That’s a painting? My huge bulky professional camera doesn’t even take photographs this good…MUCH MORE

That last is vaguely reminiscent of Ophelia but kinda makes Millais look like an amateur:

I'm thinking of taking back my suggestion in 2016's "Yellen: Fed Should Explore Purchasing ‘Broader Range of Assets’" :
Fine wines, single family detached housing, Pre-Raphaelite paintings (esp. Millais) junk silver coins etc....
The closest talent we've had on the blog is probably:

So, You Think You Can Draw? Ha! Meet Paul Cadden

whose pencil drawings are amazing but as Nessy says, Ozeri is from another universe.

Previously from Messy Nessy:
Construction Used to Be More Labor Intensive (and other pictures you may not have seen before) CMB
Picasso Pics For Sale, Cheap (chateau included)
The Man Who Sold The Eiffel Tower, Twice and A (bath) Room With A View
Art Institute of Chicago Recreates Van Gogh's Bedroom, Puts it On Airbnb
Huh, Apparently The Barbie Doll Began Life As a High-end German Call Girl Named Lilli