A piece of art that flies. In the 1970s, photorealism
In the world of photorealism, it is important for an artist to have a working medium to work on. In this case, the artist will apply paint onto a canvass later achieving a replica of the photograph. An exhibit was specially organized by two friends, one of them a leading aviation and aerospace attorney, to showcase the paintings of 22 artists. In fact, in some cases, it appears to be headed out the window.
Horse paintings were the fare of one artist. But the animal is being ridden by a young woman whose two little brothers stand in front facing the camera, or paintbrush, one holding a model plane. There was an artist who is really into old toys and so he made a piece where there is a floating plane in a bathtub and a car set beside a helicopter. Using a small plane, another artist placed it on an aquarium floor.
For each painting, the techniques used by the artists vary tremendously and this is why there is so much definition and clarity that can be seen in such works of art. There was an artist who applied a trick that was made popular by Renaissance artists and it was making use of grids as a way to enlarge their sketches for murals.
Up in the air was an air borne fighter jet painted by another artist. Here, clear, precise lines and color are made use of by the artists as they paint their subjects onto a canvass. Another artist, whose specialty is antique photographs, has prepared a relatively small work resembling a tinted photograph of an early American air ship.
There are actually a number of people who base their works on photographs. By using a picture as a guide, the artist loses any personal connection with the piece. When it comes to this, the artist is able to manipulate the material. It is necessary for photorealistic artists to proficiently depict the photograph hence the use of brushes and air guns.
You can really see their skillfulness in works like these. Lately, so much of the pieces up on display in galleries are unrecognizable and this is something that can provide people with clear cut paintings to look at. Coming with the creation of a 22 artist exhibit in the Whitney Museum in New York was the unification of all the aspects and elements of photorealism.
This started everything. These are expensive works for it takes much effort to accomplish them. Magnificent is the word that best describes the paintings. Every painting was loved.