I definitely had to do a double-take when looking at these Hubert De Lartigue paintings. That's right, these are paintings! The French artist's extreme attention to rendering life-like lips is truly astounding, so astounding that one wonders why he didn't just use a camera to achieve the same effect.
It's not just lips that Hubert De Lartigue can emulate well. His jaw-dropping portfolio features dozens of fully realized human subjects that are so stammeringly authentic, you may be tempted to reach out and touch their skin.
Back to the topic of this gallery, however, viewers should note how well represented lighting, moisture, the creases in human lips and and even the tiny hairs on the surface of Lartique's subjects' faces are in these stunning paintings.