Amazing Photorealistic Paintings by Pedro Campos

Take a long, hard look at the picture above and the pictures below, and you’d swear that they were the works of a talented photographer; take an even closer look, you still wouldn’t doubt this cocksure belief. However, the picture above and the ones collected below were not captured by photographers, nor even by cameras: they were, in fact, captured on a canvas by a common-or-garden paintbrush and some dollops of oil paint.

These are the works of Pedro Campos, a Spanish artist who specialises in photorealism, an art movement that attempts to depict everyday objects, the natural world and real-life human beings in the most hyper-realistic way possible, giving the viewer the impression that what they are looking at is nothing more than a typical photograph. As you can see in this article, as well as on his official website, Campos enjoys depicting household items, from Coke cans to motorcycles, all bewilderingly completed by hand, without the aid of a computer. Pretty amazing, right? [Read more…]

Souvenirs And Their Real Life Counterparts

Tourists are famous for taking same odd poses in front of some of the world’s most popular sites and monuments, and it seems like there’s no end to it. For instance, countless people taken turns pretending to support the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  Sure, it was fun the first 20 times, but at what point does high-fiving the Statue of Liberty lose it’s novelty?

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Self Taught Artist Makes Incredible Portraits

A real estate agent from Chicago, Illinois picked up his pencils and began to draw masterpieces with them, something he hadn’t done since he was a teenager 30 years ago. The results are so incredible that it’s hard to believe that he has had no formal art education.

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Using Light To Create Incredible Drawings

This amazing series of drawings called “Illinois 4″ is probably one of the most detailed and punctilious works of art, as far as light painting goes. It was made by photographer Brian
Matthew Hart
with the help of Dena Pickering. They made the art in one night in a dark attic.

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Indepensense – Surreal Body Part Montages

From time to time we here at This Blog Rules like to get a little surrealistic. Don’t you? You may remember our post about Josh Sommers’ insane photo montages, the contents of which I think we can all agree were very insane indeed. Now Italian artist Giuseppe Mastromatteo has taken surrealism to a whole new level in his project called “Indepensense”.

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