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Gottfried Helnwein

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hello my fellow friends of the arts. I am StrubbleS, your host.
Today I want to present you with Gottfried Helnwein an Austrian artist. Since pictures tell more than words and you can read his wiki article by yourself, I'm gonna be short on words.

http://www.gottfried-helnwein.at/kuenstler/atelier/tafel_1.html

I am a sucker for photo realistic painting, so look at the photos of him working on those paintings. Awesome. Would you look at that! http://www.helnwein.de/stc/ghpicts/gh993.jpg a 6x4 meter canvas and all by brush. That's almost insane.

This post is just a small inspiring, feel free to look into his work.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    wow, i didnt think what the big deal was as i just thought they were photos, but hes actually painting them, its mind blowing how much detail and precision has gone into these!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My god he is good at detailing :yippe:

    That is 'Punter art' at its best :P
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    http://www.gottfried-helnwein.at/country/austria_special/artikel_3699.html

    there is another picture of him. It's in Vienna on a building along a busy street. Oil and acrylic, super-sized. It was painted ON the wall (not on canvas and then assembled on the house).
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    StrubbleS wrote: »
    http://www.gottfried-helnwein.at/country/austria_special/artikel_3699.html

    there is another picture of him. It's in Vienna on a building along a busy street. Oil and acrylic, super-sized. It was painted ON the wall (not on canvas and then assembled on the house).

    wow! and something of that size takes alot of skill to get the proportions of your subject correct.

    Do you know if he takes these photos of these children and works from them?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    wow! and something of that size takes alot of skill to get the proportions of your subject correct.

    Do you know if he takes these photos of these children and works from them?

    I don't know, maybe. You can turn his webpage to english and read a lot about him. here
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    StrubbleS wrote: »
    I don't know, maybe. You can turn his webpage to english and read a lot about him. here

    Ah thank you :)
    hes very interesting....i could potentially use him in my college work next year.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ah thank you :)
    hes very interesting....i could potentially use him in my college work next year.

    Glad I could be of service then :)

    Here are a few watercolour paintings of him, but beware, some of them are quite disturbing.click
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    StrubbleS wrote: »
    Glad I could be of service then :)

    Here are a few watercolour paintings of him, but beware, some of them are quite disturbing.click

    Oh i've already seen them! i think they are amazing! I mean if anyones worked in watercolour they would understand how technically amazing these are, as its a hard media to work with to get this precisely!

    Also these are very good; http://www.gottfried-helnwein.at/werke/papier/tafel_1.html espcially the child-like drawings, it really gives a creepy feeling, and i think it makes you udnerstand his peices much more.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have seen Gottfried's work before. I think he has amazing talent and is technically extraordinarily gifted. I love photo realistic painting too. Too often though, photo realistic painting is pointless because it has nothing to really say artistically beyond any more than a photograph might say, but Gottfried uses his skill to good artistic effect beyond the medium of the image itself. Very cool!
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