Monday, January 16, 2012

Antonio Guzmán Capel

Hate the cutsie-wootsy figures. Hoo boy! Really hate them quite a lot.

and really, cat paintings? Seriously?


But lawks a' mercy! Those still lifes!




He's got that 17th century Dutch glow.


How do you make fruit look like this?




Must... try... harder...



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5 comments:

Wendy in VA said...

Gorgeous.

Sarah said...

Hilary, are you familiar at all with hyper-realists like Roberto Bernardi?

http://pursuitist.com/arts/roberto-bernardi-hyper-realist-still-life-painter/

On one hand, I think they're incredible, obviously. But on the other hand, I kind of have to wonder what the point is, other than to exhibit highly technical skill. Other than that, aesthetically speaking, I see no reason why you would paint this way instead of photograph it. I'm talking hyper-realism, here, not classical realism like the paintings you posted here. Just wondering what your thoughts on hyper-realism are.

Louise said...

They are really amazing!

Teresa B. said...

WOW! Some look like photos they are so real looking.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Hyperrealism, photorealism, isn't art. It's just technique.