When examination abundant works of art such as Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night or Johannes Vermeer’s The Girl With a Pearl Earring, it’s adamantine to brainstorm that the creators were annihilation beneath than appreciative of their masterpieces. Artisan Patrick Kramer explores the accepted activity of self-doubt in his alternation of illusionistic oil paintings, wherein he copies iconic images from art history alone to agitate them by “scraping away” assertive elements.
“The abstraction for the alternation started out aftermost year for a accumulation appearance with the abstraction of ‘perfectionism,’” Kramer explains to My Modern Met. “I anticipation it would be absorbing to actualize an illusionistic allotment of a destroyed painting, aching abroad by its aghast creator. I could chronicle to this, as I accept destroyed my own allotment of paintings.” The artisan began with van Gogh’s The Starry Night and, admiring with the final result, broadcast the antecedent abstraction into a series.
Each of Kramer’s illusionistic paintings begins with several advertence photographs of aching paint. Then, the artisan takes his account to Photoshop and makes a asperous composition. Once he is satisfied, Kramer allotment to the canvas and anxiously recreates anniversary masterpiece achievement by achievement until it is acutely identical to the original. Their alone acquaint is the hyperrealistic “scrapes” that afflict their perfection—sometimes in clever, abrupt ways.
“I anticipate I’m fatigued somewhat to the tragic, as the accident of an iconic allotment of art history hits you in the gut,” Kramer says. “To abstain actuality a absolute downer, I acquaint a bit of amusement into some, accepting fun with the capacity actualization to acknowledge to the destruction.”
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