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    "The Birth of Venus", By Sandro Botticelli

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    Speaking of hyperrealistic painting:



    A little over a week ago, artist Jeremy Geddes released a new hyper-realistic oil paining that’s “the first of a very loosely connected series.” Called A Perfect Vacuum, this piece is definitely a departure from his floating spacemen series but it has that same surreal feeling that runs throughout his work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAB View Post
    Speaking of hyperrealistic painting:



    A little over a week ago, artist Jeremy Geddes released a new hyper-realistic oil paining that’s “the first of a very loosely connected series.” Called A Perfect Vacuum, this piece is definitely a departure from his floating spacemen series but it has that same surreal feeling that runs throughout his work.
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    WOW! I love it!




    I mean, Holy Shit!

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    How about some humor:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas II View Post


    Methinks the artist never saw an actual horse in person? Very human-looking eyes. And what's with the nostrils?

    On this theme, it's interesting how many paintings show a horse with all four feet off the ground. Photography showed that this never happens.

    This one is especially inaccurate. It's called "Warming Up" Jockey Galloping a Horse with a Plaited Mane, signed "WV".



    This artist wasn't the only one to show a horse in such an impossible attitude.

    The following is by Alfred Dedreux: White Horse with Two Dogs:



    Concerning a famous painting showing a horse in such a 'flying' position, which I can't locate, there was a to-do among critics, one of whom claimed that, despite the unrealistic position of the horse, it was still a great picture, since the 'flying' position showed movement and speed more dramatically than more realistic paintings.

    ETA: Oops, I was a bit wrong, but not entirely:
    In paintings, it's not uncommon to see a galloping horse with its legs outstretched, all four hooves off the ground. It's a popular image, and one that's entirely wrong. In the late 19th century, the question of whether a horse ever took all four feet off the ground mid-gallop was so hotly debated that industrialist and former California governor (and future university founder) Leland Stanford commissioned photographer Eadward Muybridge—who had already photographed Stanford's horse Occident at racing gait—to settle it once and for all.

    To photograph Sallie Gardner, Muybridge set up 24 cameras, with each shutter controlled by a trip wire triggered by the horse's hooves. The jockey rode her across the setup at 36 miles per hour, and thus Muybridge captured his most famous motion series, 1878's Sallie Gardner at a Gallop. He also invented the zoopraxiscope, which let him show the series as a stop-motion film. With that, he finally solved the mystery of the horse's gallop: all four hooves do come off the ground, but while they are all pulled in, not while outstretched. Muybridge went on to create hundreds more motion studies of animals, including humans. Today, scientists, painters, and animators still refer to Muybridge's Animal Locomotion series.
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    Plus the proportions are all wrong.
    Horses run like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tharmas View Post
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    On a religious theme.

    Adams first wife, Lilith;

    Interesting. That's not the version of the John Collier painting I am familiar with. The snake has an extra coil, which makes the figure a little more modest. I wonder what the story is.

    I've been wondering that myself. I did a quick search but couldn't find an explanation.

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