These Paintings by Jacques Bodin Depicts Reality from Behind

 - Jan 23, 2012
References: jacquesbodin & pondly
The French artist Jacques Bodin paints realistic paintings of the world around him. The series entitled 'De dos' consists of capturing the essence of his subjects' backs. Judging by these art pieces, he is especially interested in close-ups of women's hair.

What's most striking about these illustrations is the high level of realism transmitted by the hair. Because of Bodin's realistic work, one can easily feel the texture and movement of the strands of hair. In addition to hair, the artist also paints women sitting in fields full of flowers. These pieces are also painfully real as one can almost feel the wind blowing.

Hyperreality is becoming increasingly popular among artists, maybe as a way to counteract the effects photographic software, like Photoshop, have done to the artistic medium. The portfolio by Jacques Bodin features some mind-blowing examples of this "real" movement.