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Old 09-06-2011, 03:47 AM   #1
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September 6th, 2011: this is not a painting



Sure looks like a painting....



Isn't.






Alexa Meade uses acrylics to make real people look like paintings, an displays them live to be photographed in front of matching backdrops.

It's cool because its backwards
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:51 AM   #2
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performance art almost...but not quite.

Awesome!
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:06 AM   #3
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That's so fucking cool! How cool is that?
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:02 AM   #4
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That's pretty freakin' cool, is how cool that is!

Oh, to have any talent whatsoever...
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:10 AM   #5
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That's pretty freakin' cool, is how cool that is!

Oh, to have any talent whatsoever...
lol

Yah. I'm not bad if I have something simple to copy, but I have like zero artistic talent. That all went to Our Kid. He can sketch, paint, sculpt or build anything. Ridiculously talented.

Mind, mum's very artistic. The pair of them have an eye for shape and colour and stuff that just passes me by entirely :p They come up with these plans for redecorating or rebuilding a room or a piece of furniture, and I just can't see it. Can't visualise it at all. I just nod along. Then they show me the finished product and it's gorgeous.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:41 AM   #6
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That's so fucking cool! How cool is that?
So fucking?
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:42 AM   #7
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'Xactly.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:43 AM   #8
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It's like an inverted trompe l'oeil. I love it when artists come up with something so completely unique. Thanks for sharing this!
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:00 AM   #9
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Now someone needs to take one of those photographs and make a painting that looks just like a photograph of a painting.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:07 AM   #10
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Oh to have talent, perseverance, luck, ambition, drive, self-belief, luck and the right contacts.

I tell you, by this time next year I'd be a millionaire!
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:11 PM   #11
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Now someone needs to take one of those photographs and make a painting that looks just like a photograph of a painting.
because we're all viewing them on lcd screens, right? It's not a painting. It's not a photograph. It's a video display.


Then it's a memory.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:49 PM   #12
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That's awesome! But....he doesn't do their hands... looks kind of weird.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:33 AM   #13
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That's awesome! But....he doesn't do their hands... looks kind of weird.
Wow, I didn't even notice that! Now that you mention it, it looks so obvious.

It's that hint that artists give us about their art.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:46 AM   #14
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You have to leave a spot to let the skin breathe.
Otherwise they die.
It's true, I saw it on Goldfinger.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:17 AM   #15
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You have to leave a spot to let the skin breathe.
Otherwise they die.
It's true, I saw it on Goldfinger.
I remember that! I was struck by it, at the time.
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