Hyperrealistic Oil Painting
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《艺术 | 确定这不是拍的？》
Anna Halldin Maule是一位瑞典艺术家，她的油画作品往往创作数月，画布上能看到一层层厚厚的颜料，一旦完工实则让人惊叹不已，宛如高精度的照片，一时间真假难辨。
Swedish artist Anna Halldin Maule spends several months glazing layer upon layer of oil paint to create these stunning works of art that can easily pass for high-resolution photographs to the untrained eye.
Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Anna took an interest in painting at a very young age, honing her skills under the guidance of her grandfather, celebrated artist Bror Halladin. Today, she is one of the world’s most respected hyper-realist painters and looking at her breathtaking work, it’s easy to see why. Although she works with a limited palette of toned-down and muted colors, Halladin Maule is able to replicate human features so well, that her oil paintings often pass for photographs.
Anna’s works are so realistic-looking that she often has to mention that they are all done by hand, with no airbrushing involved, and that the painting is done on blank canvases, not on top of enlarged photographs.
Photography does play a big part in the artistic process, though, as her paintings are based on photographs taken by her husband, acclaimed photographer Tom Maule. They do photo shoots with professional models and the artist than picks the best photos as references for her paintings.
根据画幅大小和复杂难易度来看，创作一幅画她往往需要花费2-4个月的时间。“通过绘画，我期望能映射出女性坚强的一面，不仅深感自豪，也温文尔雅，” Anna Halldin Maule诠释道：“在现代社会下，有时候，女性还会呈现出那种努力奋斗、挣扎不息的一面，所以在我的部分作品中也尽量传达这一点。”
Depending on the size and complexity of the painting, Anna says that it usually takes her between 2 and 4 months to complete a single work. “I want the paintings to feature the women as strong and proud and elegant,” Anna Halldin Maule says about the message of her art. “And sometimes there’s a struggle for women in modern society and some of my paintings feature that.”
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