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17 Artists Blurring the Line Between Painting and Photography

As two of art's major mediums, painting and photography are typically perceived as entirely independent practices. Though it is not uncommon for an artist to dabble in both brushwork and camerawork separately, some creatives even combine the crafts within the same piece. In this collection of paintings merged with photographs, we explore the many ways that modern and contemporary artists have mastered this form of mixed media.

The selected works predominantly span surreal portraiture and whimsical landscapes. Some, like Homage by Gregory Scott and Watercolor Photos by Elena Efremova involve photographing camouflaged paintings. Others, including Valeria Trasatti's FOX series and Castrophia by Chad Wys feature photographs that have been directly painted on. Most, however, are digitally-altered composites. No matter the method, each artist proves that painting and photography are a perfect match.

Scroll down for a surreal selection of artists who merge paintings with photographs.

Stev'nn Hall

 

Flora Borsi

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Ireel by Flora Borsi

 

Valeria Trasatti

 

Gabriel Nardelli Araujo

 

Painted Land

 

Labokoff

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Roc2 by Labokoff

 

Gregory Scott

 

Elena Efremova

 

Aliza Razell

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What Dreams May Come by Aliza Razell

 

Nuestra

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Untitled by Nuestra

 

Chad Wys

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Castrophia by Chad Wys

 

Mary Iverson

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Coit Tower by Mary Iverson

 

Gerhard Richter

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Fex, Piz Tremoggia by Gerhard Richter

 

Helena Almeida

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Pintura habitada by Helena Almeida

 

Lauren Coulson

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Daydream by Lauren Coulson

 

Yao Lu

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Viewing the City's Places of Interest in Springtime by Yao Lu
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