Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.

Keynotes.org Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

Anna Halldin Maule's Paintings of Beautiful Women Resemble Photos

 - Aug 15, 2014
References: halldinmaule & designtaxi
At first, second and even third glance, the hyper-realistic artworks of Anna Halldin Maule, a painter based in Hawaii, will be mistaken for photos. In fact, people might not ever believe that they were painstakingly created with a brush and pigments rather than lighting and a camera. There is so much detail that these hyper-realistic artworks are so realistic that they are surreal.

What makes the hyper-realistic artworks even more special is the fact that they portray very beautiful women. People will be drawn to them like moths to a flame for very obvious reason. Yet there is a deeper meaning to her work. Maule writes, "My latest paintings are part of my ‘Persona’ series and through them I explore the ‘masks’ women wear in their quest to discover their true selves."