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Hyperrealism

10 Macabre Paintings Put A Twist On Crime Scene Photos

Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts

Antonio Santin has a knack for turning richly textured paintings of oriental rugs into macabre portraits of possible crime scenes. It sounds absurd, b...

This Is Not A Real Mosh Pit

Posted 10.18.2013 | Arts

We never before thought of a body-filled Peter Paul Rubens painting as punk rock, but contemporary painter Dan Witz is quickly changing our minds. ...

9 Reasons To Swoon Over Art Deco Theaters

Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts

With more and more Megaplex movie theaters boasting stadium seating, 3D vision and even the occasional reclining chair, the age of art house theaters ...

9 Gorgeous Drawings That Will Change How You See Global Warming

Posted 10.08.2013 | Arts

Plenty of photographers have flocked to northern waters to document the rapidly changing environment that lies beyond the Arctic Circle. However, we d...

Yes, This Is Actually A Sculpture

Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts

Rolls of fat, bulbous bald heads, clumsy nude figures. These are the images Chinese artist Mu Boyan chooses to depict. The sculptor molds impr...

If You're Squeamish, Look Away Now

Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts

If you are of the squeamish sort, look away now. Choi Xoo Ang, the Seoul born artist and dark master of the imagination, has created sculptures at onc...

This Is NOT A Photo

Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts

Get ready for a mind blowing art revelation of the hyperrealist sort. Kang Kang Hoon, Modern Lady - Angry Pregnant Woman, Courtesy Park Ryu Sook ...

Unacknowledged Legislators of the World

Michael Hafftka | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Noah's portrait is, in a way, a portrait of both of us. It is the expression of the experience of meeting him and feeling totally connected to him. We feel alike in so many ways. It was natural that Noah would be doing my portrait as well.

8 Unbelievable Images Of Violent Skies

Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts

Seb Janiak's imagery exists somewhere between the decadence of hyperrealist paintings and the sublimity of unadulterated photography. The French g...

Hyperrealist Artist Painted Eyes Until He Got Really, Really Good At It

Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Forget the old saying "the eyes are the window to the soul." In Simon Hennessey's hyperrealis...

Stop Everything: This Is NOT A Photo

Posted 08.23.2013 | Arts

Hold the phones. Stop everything. Douglas McDougall has just owned the entire internet with his next-level hyperrealistic drawings. The Scotti...

This Is NOT A Photograph

Posted 07.30.2013 | Arts

Damian Loeb is a hyperrealist artist with an attitude. His impressively accurate paintings capture everything from the outline of a woman's arm to the...

No, This Is NOT A Photo

Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts

Australian artist Robin Eley is a master of deception. Using oil paint, a series of tiny brushes and hours upon hours of intense concentration, he cre...

'Homoerotic Images Were Not Done Before Me'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts

Turkish artist Taner Ceylan wields a paintbrush like the Old Masters, creating light-drenched artworks dripping with color and weighed down by history...

These Paintings Look So Real You'll Swear They're Photos!

Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts

Nathan Walsh is a British painter who can't get enough of urban landscapes. The artist pays tribute to places like New York City and Chicago via pains...

WATCH: This Photorealistic Drawing Is Astounding

Posted 03.19.2013 | Arts

We've seen our fair share of talented photorealist artists go viral, from Paul Cadden to Diego Fazio. But never before have we been privy to the pains...

Photorealism, All Crumpled Up

Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts

Most of us have experienced the urge to crumple up a once-treasured photograph, only to later rummage through the trash to retrieve the cherished item...

Amazing Italian Hyperrealism

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 01.17.2013 | Arts

Italian-born artist Roberto Bernardi describes his work as hyperrealism, a meticulous branch of painting closely related to photorealism. Going by...

This Is NOT A Photograph

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.25.2012 | Arts

Currently when you google the phrase "Diego Koi," the majority of the links thrown back have to do with koi ponds in San Diego. That situation is sure...

Not A Photograph...

Posted 09.26.2012 | Arts

Ever since our readers went bananas over the hyperrealistic works of Paul Cadden, we've been on the hunt to find other talented artists with an abilit...

Supersized Sexy Swimmer Sculptures Take Six Months To Make

Posted 09.20.2012 | Arts

Who needs Madam Tussaud when there is Carole Feuerman, the talented sculptor who has been making hyperrealistic figures for over forty years? While so...

'The Only Thing More Boring Than Seeing A Photorealistic Painting Is Making One'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.06.2012 | Arts

We know there are few things our HuffPost Arts & Culture readers love more than a good photorealistic painting. We don't blame you; we're fans of the ...

Hyperrealistic Sculpture: From Death Masks to Madame Tussaud and Beyond

Jane Chafin | Posted 07.27.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Ever since our prehistoric ancestors first picked up chunks of limestone and carved crude female figurines some 20,000 years ago, we humans have been trying to depict the human form in three dimensions.

These Are Not Photographs

Posted 05.23.2012 | Arts

We understand if you don't believe us, since we can hardly believe it ourselves. But the hyperrealistic images below are in fact drawings made by Scot...

Gerhard Richter Retrospective At The Tate Modern

ARTINFO | Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

WHAT: Gerhard Richter's "Panorama" WHERE: Tate Modern, Bankside, London WHEN: October 6-January 8, Sunday-Thursday 10AM-6PM, Friday-Saturday 10AM-1...