Back in the 70s, we bought a piece of art that’s still hanging on a bedroom wall. It’s a print by the photorealist painter Ralph Goings. I don’t think it’s one of his most popular works, but an image did make it onto the internet:
Which I was reminded of by seeing some paintings by Gregory Thielker. For example:
There is something wonderful about paintings that look photographic. In addition to their purely visual qualities, they are like magic tricks, successful illusions performed by a brilliant magician.
Virginia Woolf is supposed to have said: “Art is not a copy of the real world; one of the damn things is enough.”
That’s an excellent point, but in this case, the “copies” are pretty good.