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Joe Simpson Paints Emotional Portraits Using Movie Methods

 - Apr 9, 2011
References: joe-simpson & amusingplanet
Joe Simpson is a British artist who paints lifelike oil paintings designed to look like scenes from movies. Simpson's cinematography-inspired paintings capture emotional scenes with a presentation unlike that of any other oil painted artwork.

When was last time you saw an oil painting presented in widescreen format or painted with theatrical lighting effects? These paintings manage to achieve the often-elusive goal of actually capturing what the artist's intent was. A lot of artists will set out to paint a portrait of despair or loss, yet the finished project will leave you scratching your head and searching for an answer. By adopting the techniques used in films, Joe Simpson has successfully been able to create a wide range of lifelike emotions using only oil paint and a little imagination.