Photoreal Paintings – Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on November 28th, 2014

Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book

Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content.

Beautiful Female Portraits By Contemporary Painters is an introduction to the work of numerous Japanese artists working in the field today specializing in extremely life-like, photo-realistic paintings. Traditional media, primarily oil paint is used.

Many of these paintings are so skilfully executed that at first glance they can be easily passed off as photographs – only upon closer scrutiny can the brushstrokes be seen.

Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book

While the artists’ stunning ability to re-create photo-reality through keen observation is a testament to their technical skills, it is also the added element of “painterlyness” and sheer artistry of these paintings that make them highly appealing and aesthetically pleasing.

Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book

There is also a small section near the end of the book that touches on Nihonga ( traditional Japanese painting ), like the beautiful work of Ikenaga Yasunari (above). Read his the review for his art book One Hundred Nights Of Bliss.

Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book
Photoreal Paintings - Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book

Some of the painters featured in this book have published art books of their own, like Osamu Obi and Shimamura Nobuyuki. I hope to do book reviews for them in the near future.

This is a great introduction to the spectacular art work of Japanese photo-real painters. Highly recommended.

“Photoreal Paintings – Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book” book details :

Dimensions – 10.2 x 7.2 x 0.6 inches
Soft cover, 144 pages
Full color, in Japanese ( contains mostly art work )

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2 Responses to “Photoreal Paintings – Beautiful Female Portraits Art Book Review”

Distrakt

Incredibly fascinating

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