Monday, May 27, 2013

some hyperrealist/figurative realist paintings

Lee Price:
part of a series of often nude self-portraits, usually with food, from directly above

Charles Bell:

Bell had a recurring interest in candy machines, colorful toys, pinball machines.

Marilyn Minter:
Wettest Pam (2009)


Alicia St. Rose:
Terracotta Jungle

Chesley Bonestell:
Saturn as Seen from Titan (1944)


Yvette said...

I'm not sure I understand the point of hyper-realism, Todd. A lot of it seems to me a way of the artist showing off the ability to do this particular thing and that's about it.

A trick.

Technique trumping creativity.

I think nothing new when I see a hyper-realistic painting.

Todd Mason said...

I think it's often a matter of highlighting aspects of the item/s being portrayed that are easy to overlook in photography. Interplay of light, as well...

Yvette said...