Thursday, November 10, 2011
Paintings not photographs
A painting by Gregory Thielker that quite reminds me of these.
How cool are these? I came across these awesome paintings on one of my favorite sites, My Modern Met. These hyper-realistic scenes are made from photos and created by artists using oil paints on linen or canvas. I love photography because I love capturing moments that actually happened -- I love to hold on to memories.
Art is subjective and I love that everyone can interpret it or react to it differently. I quite like liking things that people find strange, weird or ugly and I like wondering why someone would fall in love with something that I find awful or bizarre. I love how unlike many styles of photography paintings can be created from photos, memory, invention, dreams, whatever. I love these particular paintings because they started off as moments that happened in time and then turned into something completely different -- a new memory. What do you think?
All images via My Modern Met.