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These Guillaume Bresson paintings are difficult to browse through. Not only do they depict acts of violence upon seemingly innocent victims, but they’re rendered in a hyperrealistic manner, giving these visuals real world tangibility. Luckily, the subjects in these paintings are only models who were employed by Bresson to enact each scene as he photographed reference material for his paintings. Still, they’re quite unnerving sights to see.

What’s also remarkable about Guillaume Bresson’s paintings is that they have a Renaissance master feel to them. The lighting and muted colors of his pieces emulate that of masterpieces centuries old, and Bresson’s interpretation of hyperrealism is not unlike the kind seen in images hanging on the walls of the Louvre Museum.