Oil Painting

September 18, 2022

Ethereal Figures Emerge From Fragmented Metallic Backgrounds

Ethereal female figures emerge from metallic backgrounds in the striking paintings of Aiden Kringen. The California-based artist frames grayscale renderings of women with “shattered” pieces of gold, silver, and copper to create kaleidoscopic compositions that evoke a sense of mystery. The fragmented technique used in the background is juxtaposed with the realistic approach used to make the human figures. This unexpected combination imbues the paintings with energetic tension.

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August 23, 2022

Amazing Hyperrealistic Portraits Capture the Fine Details of Complex Emotions

Artist Philipp Weber’s portraits will make you do a double take. His hyperrealistic works are so life-like that, at times, it’s impossible to tell whether they are a painting or a photograph. But Weber’s amazing portraiture is all done by hand using oil paint and tiny brushes. Every detail is accounted for, from glistening water beads to the fiber fuzz on a cape.

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July 28, 2022

Conservators Discover a Hidden Van Gogh Self-Portrait Under Another Artwork

While preparing for their exhibit A Taste for Impressionism, conservators at the National Galleries Scotland turned to a technique standard in the art world: X-ray. X-ray is used to examine what lies beneath layers and frames. Turned upon a small painting by Vincent Van Gogh, entitled Head of a Peasant Woman, the X-ray machine revealed something astonishing.

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July 8, 2022

Artist Paints the First Full-Color Hyperrealistic Portrait of Harriet Tubman

Artist Jade Yasmeen has debuted a stunning portrait of formerly enslaved-person-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Displayed at 2021’s Art Basel at Miami Beach, the 26-year-old creative showcased her undeniable talent while simultaneously raising up “the legacy of those that came before” her. According to the artist, hers is the first hyperrealistic portrait of Harriet Tubman to be painted in full color. “I chose Harriet as a way to commemorate the past,” Yasmeen explains on Instagram.

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