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Realistic Paintings Look Like Photos

Take a look at this image. Are you seeing a photograph or a painting?

At first glance it looks like a photograph. But it is actually a painting.

A “hyper-realistic” painting.

Australian artist Robin Eley painted the pieces which show the most intricate detail. The pieces feature naked subjects wrapping themselves in plastic foil. Eley was able to paint details such as each fold of foil and skin, each reflection, and the differences in tones between the plastic and flesh.

According to Eley, each piece takes about 5 weeks to accomplish working around 90 hours per week.

The artist has been a runner-up and comes highly-recommended in the Australian Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

Check out other paintings in Robin Eley’s collection:

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  • Georgina

    It is indeed very realistic! Amazing!

  • Danica

    It is awesome! I love it!

  • Watson

    He should be in the Guinness Book of World Records!

  • Hyder

    How did he paint these?

  • Irena

    Just beautiful

  • JhonX

    Awesome paintings. Still can’t believe these are photos.
    I’ve been looking close and it’s still hard to tell

  • JD

    Is it weird that I think the second blonde girl is hot since these are paintings?

  • Elly

    I’m really amazed to see those paintings!!