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Hyperrealism Photorealistic Oil Paintings / Roberto Bernardi

Hyperrealism Photorealistic Oil Paintings / Roberto Bernardi | Everything a scholar needs | Scoop.it

Roberto Bernardi is an artist based in Todi. He is represented by Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in New York City. Recently, he has had a solo exhibition at the Hermitage Museum. Bernardi is a Photorealist painter who explores reflections in still lifes of plates and kitchens, glass, and candy...

 

Name: Hyperrealism Photorealistic Oil Paintings
Type: Painting
Dimensions: Varies
Theme Colour: bright colours
Year: Varies
Technique: Oil on canvas


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Orlan – The French Performance Artist Who Used Plastic Surgery to Challenge Beauty Standards

Orlan – The French Performance Artist Who Used Plastic Surgery to Challenge Beauty Standards | Everything a scholar needs | Scoop.it
 We’ve heard countless stories of women who go through procedure after procedure in an attempt to improve their looks, but when I first read about Orlan, a French performance artist, I was shocked.

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Pregnant bellies: updating the tape measure technique - UQ News Online - The University of Queensland

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A new way of interpreting information from a low-tech, age-old method used in pregnancy care is expected to more accurately identify potential health issues for mothers and babies.
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Hyperrealism Paintings by Jason de Graaf | Cuded

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A wave of refreshment  Hyperrealism Paintings by Jason de Graaf. Jason de Graaf was born in Montreal in 1971 and lives and works in Quebec, Canada.


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French artist Orlan: 'Narcissism is important'

WARNING: Video contains image of woman with exposed body (breasts)!  See below for a basic synopsis.

 

Video from The Guardian:

 

Orlan is mostly known for her performance art involving plastic surgery in the 1990s. In the video, it talks about how she had set up a "work of art," or coin slot device 30 years ago, in which people paid 5 Francs to kiss her.  The money would drop through the machine into what Orlan calls "a sex drawer."

Interestingly, she said that women happily paid up for Orlan's kisses, but many of the men were more stingy.

A year after, she nearly died from her pregnancy, to which she found a new love for making her own body a work of art.  She introduced herself to plastic surgery, returning to the operating room a total of 9 times within the decade.

But what's more interesting is the feedback from the commenters on YouTube.  Liked 4 times, TraeNagelMakeup said [quoted] "i think she is a radical exhibitionist who has inspired lady gagas born this way image and she also did the surgery unsedated and reading." Another, liked 3 times, is Falldownallaround's comment: "Association by imagery is what you are being taught at art school. Isn't exhibition technique taught at art school? You need to be seen to be art."

Nearly 140 comments on the YouTube video alone offer a back-and-forth conversation on one's views of art, but also this concept of narcissistic attitudes of self-promotion within the community, especially when it comes to art.

 

Think of it like this: tattoos, body art, piercing.  These works of art have heavily increased in recent years, with many sharing their bodies on Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of social media.

Mind you, the media can influence what people put on their bodies as well.  A friend on Facebook, yesterday, posted an image of his entire upper body, just to show off his small tattoo in the center of his chest.  It was a pineapple, similar to the one seen on the television show, "Spongebob Squarepants."


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