Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Looks Like A Photo

First day of painting Remembering Summer, second version, today.

When people say a painting looks like a photo, or even photorealistic, they mean it looks realistic and detailed, not that the painting actually looks like a photograph, which can be unrealistic, blurry and often lack detail. Gerhard Richter would agree. Today my painting looked like a photograph, because it should. I aim to paint this one in one layer for a change and should be finished by the end of the week.

2 comments :

Kathy said...

I saw a Richter exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City about three or four years ago. It featured three different series of his work, including the smeared/foggy black and white paintings that looked like photographs. Very imaginative! Can't wait to see yours.

Mark Sheeky said...

It's good to see photography and painting influence each other like two mirrors facing.