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Love Slowly Kills - oil painting by borda

This is a perfect example of a hyperrealistic painting which isn't just a mechanical reproduction of a photo but rather has a strong concept. Particularly striking about the style is how much it reminds me of the Spanish still lifes from the 1600s while having a kind of new feeling to it - the merging of a heart and pomegranate and it surrealistic quality, the sticker on the bottle with the cute heart/skull sign. All in all, extremely impressive work. Quite warm and romantic while still telling a story - something which is very rare for the genre. If I had to come up with one thing to improve, it would be the texture of the heart - it looks a bit like plastic rather than havng an organic, bloody,wet texture like a real heart does - (trust me on this, I've actually held one in my hands, ha! ;))
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thebestwes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
This is not hyperrealism AT ALL. Story being rare for the genre of a still life? That's not true at all, it just means that you've been looking at crappy still lifes. For example, look at this piece, titled The Artist's Assistant by Anthony Velasquez. Or For Her by Damir Simic. You should brush up on your traditional and classical art knowledge.
mariamism Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow, chill dude. Why the hostile tone? You're right, I have no idea why I actually called this hyperrealism since I do know better than that. But there's really no need to be rude.
borda Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you, excellent crit, indeed very good points. I had no care for the heart texture, I must make it more realistic, but not take it to the extreme, because I may make some people feel sick, some can't even look at something like this, no mention holding it in their hands... :nuu:
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