January 19, 2013

Painting or Photo?

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This is one of the paintings now on display at the Federal Building in downtown Sarasota which I mentioned yesterday.  It was this piece that caught my attention recently when I was walking through the lobby and prompted me to take a closer look at the entire exhibit.  It's an oil painting by a local artist named Carlo DiNapoli.  What's striking is the comparison between the photograph tucked in the corner and the actual painting.  It almost looks as though the photo was simply copied onto canvas.  What talent!  Should you be considering a portrait of yourself (or perhaps a family member) for your mantel, the artist's portrait rates start at $2,900. 

11 comments:

Leslie D. said...

wow realism at its finest!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

..and if you have that kind of money to spare, well worth it SRQ, Carlo is a true realist!

Andy said...

Some people have some amazing skills.

LOLfromPasa said...

Very impressive! I suppose people tend to lean towards a portrait that is a photo. Looking at this, a painting would be grand. I will have to stick to the photo option :).

We are: clamco said...

My mom was an abstract painter. She used to go to the "studio" in Manhattan once a week. Every now and then she would enter one of her paintings in a show. A realism painting always won first place. I remember one year a still life of a Heinz ketchup bottle won. She would get so mad and say, "If you want realism, take a picture!"

Kate said...

Great rendition of the photo. I enlarged your photo to check the earrings because I noticed the artist's addition of the second earring. It works.

cieldequimper said...

Wow, that's amazing!

Kay said...

Nicely done!

Kathy said...

Yes, that's amazing. I've heard that that technique is becoming quite popular and there are several artists throughout the country that are making names for themselves in this venue. I don't think I'll be setting an appointment anytime soon!

Jack said...

She sure paints an accurate portrait, SRQ.

Halcyon said...

I don't personally care for portraits that look like photos (why not just hang up the photo?), but I do think this painter is talented. :)