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30 Hyperrealistic Art Pieces That Will Inspire You

30 Hyperrealistic Art Pieces That Will Inspire You

Hyperrealistic art is a type of sculpture or painting that looks a lot like a high-resolution photograph.

Hyperrealism initially started in the early part of the 21st century as an independent art movement and style in Europe and the United States. It is considered an advancement of Photorealism. However, unlike Photorealism, hyperrealist sculptors and painters use photographs as a source of reference as they try to create a more detailed rendition, which exhibits emotions and tells a story.

Hyperrealistic art often entails a softer, much more complex focus on a subject. Hyperrealist artists center much of their attention on emphasizing the details of a particular item, presenting it as a living, tangible object.

These objects and scenes are meticulously detailed to create the illusion of a reality not seen in the original photo. Here is a list of 30 hyperrealistic art pieces by talented artists that have motivated many and may inspire you, as well.

Diego Fazio

Diego Fazio is a self-taught hyperrealistic artist. He was born in 1989 in Lamezia, Italy. He also goes by the name DiegoKoi. In fact, he began drawing the Koi carp early in his career.

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In March 2012, from about 7,000 participants from all over the world, DiegoKoi won the selection of International Art Prize Arte Laguna of Venice with his hyperrealistic art piece “Judgment.” He also won the finalist selection of the prize Cairo in Milan, one of the most prestigious awards in Italy, with his work “Raptus.”

diegokoi

    Pencil drawing by diegokoi

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        drawing by diego fazio
          feelings
            An astonishing example of hyper realistic art created by DiegoKoi.

            Jason de Graaf

            Jason de Graaf explains that when he creates hyperrealistic art, he tries to tell a story, or “hint at something beyond what is actually painted.”

            He explains his technique of choosing subjects that have meaning to him or are objet d’art from his life. He intuitively chooses colors and composition with the objective of infusing his paintings with mystery and mood. Additionally he tries to remain open to new ideas as the painting unfolds.

            aether
              “Aether” by Jason de Graaf – acrylic on canvas 27 x 44″
              everything i want is expensive
                “Everything I Want is Expensive” by Jason de Graaf – acrylic on canvas 24 x 24″
                evergreen
                  “Evergreen” by Jason de Graaf – acrylic on canvas 25 x 40.5″
                  theory of probability
                    “Theory of Probability” by Jason de Graaf – acrylic on canvas 36 x 36″
                    Jason de Graaf - A Wave Of Refreshment
                      “A Wave Of Refreshment” by Jason de Graaf – acrylic on canvas 24 x 30″
                      separate skies
                        “Separate Skies” by Jason de Graaf – acrylic on canvas 24 x 30″

                        Pedro Campos

                        Pedro Campos was born in Madrid in 1966. His hyperrealistic art is a clear reminder of the beauty and the detail of all things.

                        When creating his art, Campos chooses marbles, fruit, books, and soda cans as subjects for a variety of reasons. There is a complexity of these objects, which is hidden in daily life. He believes these objects possess and represent light and purity.

                        Pedro Campos formed the Official School of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art in Madrid in 1988. He has worked in the restoration of paintings and other art forms in Spain, and as an illustrator for various international advertising agencies.

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                        fruits
                          “Fruits” by Pedro Campos – Oil on canvas – 100 x 100cm
                          pencils and freud
                            “Pencils and Freud” by Pedro Campos – Oil on canvas – 116 x 89cm
                            corn flakes
                              “Corn Flakes” by Pedro Campos – Oil on canvas – 116 x 81cm
                              jelly bean delight
                                “Jelly Bean Delight” by Pedro Campos – Oil on canvas – 150 x 150cm
                                trilogy
                                  “Trilogy” by Pedro Campos – Oil on canvas – 162 x 114cm
                                  red iii
                                    “Red III” by Pedro Campos – Oil on canvas – 150 x 150cm

                                    Teresa Elliott

                                    Teresa Elliot is another creator of hyperrealistic art. She has been highlighted in numerous publications and has won countless awards, including the 2009 and 2010 People’s Choice from Coors Western Art Exhibit in Denver.

                                    Teresa was raised in Texas where she found a connection with animals on her grandfather’s farm. She says, “It became a place and time to know my subject in their entirety. The study of animal bodies as landscape and this connection to something limitless keeps the process forever interesting.”

                                    deliverence
                                      Deliverance – 36×36 oil – Exhibited at the World Art Museum – Beijing, China – America China Oil Painting Artist League, 2013 – Exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, January 2012. Winner of the Chairman’s Choice award at the 2012 Art Renewal Center International competition.
                                      paintbrush ii
                                        Paintbrush II – 60 x 36 – Oil – Collection of EOG Resources
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                                          Bloom Trinitas – 30 x 20 oil – Available at Teresa Elliott’s studio.
                                          crema pastelera
                                            Crema Pastelera – 48 X 36 Collection of EOG Resources – The Carnegie Building, Ft. Worth, Texas
                                            san saba
                                              San Saba – 30×28 – Coors Western Art Exhibit 2010 Private collection

                                              Roberto Bernardi

                                              Roberto Bernardi started painting when he was very young. He was born in Todi, Italy on May 18, 1974. In the first half of the eighties, Bernardi completed his first hyperrealistic art pieces in oils. He was dedicated in learning all he could about pictorial techniques, which influenced his artistic arrangements significantly.

                                              In 1993, Bernardi moved to Rome and started restoration in the church of San Francesco a Ripa. He turned to hyperrealistic painting shortly afterwards.

                                              Roberto Bernardi’s paintings are found around the world in such places as New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, Greece, the United States, Belgium, Japan, Mexico, Germany, and England.

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                                              cerchi perfetti
                                                “Cerchi Perfetti” by Roberto Bernardi – Oil on canvas, 2006, 80 x 120 cm.
                                                naufragio
                                                  “Naufragio” by Roberto Bernardi – Oil on canvas, 2006, 80 x 55 cm
                                                  fuori o dentro
                                                    “Fuori o Dentro” by Roberto Bernardi – Oil on canvas, 2007, 76 X 106 cm.
                                                    obsession
                                                      “Obsession” by Roberto Bernardi – Oil on canvas, 2006, 80 x 112 cm.
                                                      il cerchio bianco
                                                        “Il Cerchio Bianco” by Roberto Bernardi – Oil on canvas, 2009, 90 x 110 cm.il cerchio bianco

                                                        Ron Mueck

                                                        Ron Mueck is a sculptor based out of London, England. He is a former puppeteer and model maker for children’s’ films and television. Mueck also creates hyperrealistic art.

                                                        Mueck has been creating art sculptures since 1996. His technique entails sculpting in clay, making a plaster mold around a form, and then replacing the clay with a mixture of resin, silicone, and fiberglass.

                                                        Most of his work is comprised of sculpturing human-like figures, both large and small.

                                                        couple under an umbrela
                                                          “Couple under an Umbrella” by Ron Mueck, 2013 – Mixed media – 300 x 400 x 350 cm / 118 1/8 x 157 1/2 x 137 3/4 in Installation view: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2013.
                                                          in bed
                                                            “In Bed” by Ron Mueck, 2005. Mixed media, 63 3/4 x 255 7/8 x 155 1/2 in. (161.9 x 649.9 x 395 cm). Private Collection
                                                            ron mueck at work
                                                              Ron Mueck working on a piece especially created for an exhibition at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, France. Photo by: Gautier Deblonde

                                                              Featured photo credit: Naufragio/Roberto Bernardi via designalmic.com

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                                                              Last Updated on October 16, 2018

                                                              The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

                                                              The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

                                                              It’s well past midnight and you’ve got to get up in less than six hours. You toss and turn all night. Before you know it, another hour passes by and you start panicking.

                                                              If I don’t get to sleep in the next 30 minutes, I’m going to be exhausted tomorrow!”

                                                              One thing is for sure, you’re not alone. Over 70M+ Americans have stated that they don’t get the proper sleep they need at night.[1] So what could possibly be causing this insomnia epidemic?

                                                              Throughout my entrepreneurial journey of building my language learning company, I have experimented and researched dozens of best sleep practices. Some have flopped but a few have dramatically improved the quality of my life and work.

                                                              In this article, I’ll look into the reason why you’re sleep deprived and how to sleep through the night tonight.

                                                              Why you can’t sleep through the night

                                                              The first step to improving anything is getting to the bottom of the root problem. Different studies have shown the reasons why most people cannot sleep well at night.[2] Here are the main ones that the average person faces:

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                                                              Stress

                                                              If you’ve ever stayed up at night worrying about something, know that it’s a major sleep inhibitor. When you’re feeling stress, your mind and body becomes more activated, making it incredibly difficult to fall asleep. Even when you do manage to sleep, it won’t be deep enough to help you feel rested the next day.

                                                              Exposure to blue light before sleep time

                                                              We’re exposed to harmful blue light on a daily basis through the use of our digital screens. If you’ve never heard of blue light, it’s part of the visible light spectrum that suppresses melatonin, our sleep hormones. Other harmful effects include digital eye strains and macular cellular damage.

                                                              While daytime exposure to blue light is not very harmful, night time exposure tricks our brain into thinking it’s daytime. By keeping your brain alert and suppressing melatonin, your mind is unable to shut down and relax before bedtime.

                                                              Eating close to bedtime

                                                              Eating too late can actually be an issue for many people, especially those who are older than 40. The reason is, eating before laying down increases the chances of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), in which stomach acid backflows into the esophagus.

                                                              Another reason not to eat too late is sleep quality. Even if you manage to sleep right after eating, it’s likely that you’ll wake up tired. Instead of letting your body rest during sleep, it has to digest the food that was entered before bedtime.

                                                              Rule of thumb: eat 3-4 hours before bedtime.

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                                                              Medical conditions

                                                              In some cases, it could be medical conditions that cause your sleep problems. If you can’t relate yourself to the above reasons or any of these common sleep problem causes, you should visit the doctor.

                                                              The vicious sleep cycle

                                                              The biggest danger to repeating the bad habits mentioned above is the negative cycle that it can take you through. A bad night’s sleep can affect not only your energy but your willpower and decision making skills.

                                                              Here’s an example of a bad sleep pattern:

                                                              You get a bad night’s sleep
                                                              –> You feel tired and stressful throughout the day.
                                                              –> You compensate it with unhealthy habits (for example junk food, skipping exercises, watching Netflix etc.)
                                                              –> You can’t sleep well (again) the next night.

                                                                You can imagine what could happen if this cycle repeats over a longer period of time.

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                                                                How to sleep better (throughout the night)

                                                                To help you break the vicious cycle and stop waking up in the middle of the night, I’ll explain to you a list of actionable steps to solve your trouble staying asleep.

                                                                1. Take control over the last 90 minutes of your night

                                                                What you do (or don’t do) before bedtime have significant impact on the quality of your sleep. Many times, it can be the difference between staying up until 4am and sleeping like a baby.

                                                                Here are a few suggestions:

                                                                • Go from light to dark – Darkness stimulates production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Turn off unused light around the house, and think about investing into warm light that you can use in the bedroom before bedtime.
                                                                • Avoid screens (or wear blue light blocking glasses) – Keep the bedroom a technology-free zone as the light from electronic devices can disturb your sleep. If you need to work, wear blue light blocking glasses (also known as computer glasses) throughout or before you sleep to prevent sleep disruption.
                                                                • Find an activity that helps you to wind down  This could be anything that calms you down, and reduces thinking (especially unnecessary stress). Fir example, listening to soothing/good feel music, taking a hot bath, reading or meditating.
                                                                • Keep any electronics you have on the other side of the room or outside the room – One of the most harmful things that can disrupt your sleep is the notifications you get from your smartphones. The simplest way to avoid this is to keep it away from you.
                                                                • Create a bedtime routine – A night routine is a couple of things you do prior to going to bed. By doing these things every night, you’ll have a more restful and high-quality sleep. Learn how to pick up a night routine here: The Ultimate Night Routine Guide to Sleep Better and Wake Up Productive

                                                                2. Eat the right nutrients (and avoid the wrong ones)

                                                                What you eat (not just when we eat) plays a critical role in your sleep quality. If you’re ever in doubt of what to eat to improve your sleep, take the following into consideration:

                                                                • Kiwi – This green fruit may be the ultimate pre-bed snack. When volunteers ate two kiwis an hour before hitting the hay, they slept almost a full extra hour. Kiwis are full of vitamins C and E, serotonin and folate—all of which may help you snooze.
                                                                • Soy foods – Foods made with soy such as tofu, miso and edamame, are rich in isoflavones. These compounds increase the production of serotonin, a brain chemical that influences the body’s sleep-wake cycle.
                                                                • Fiber-rich foods – Eating more fiber could be key for better sleep. Eating fiber was associated with more restorative slow-wave sleep—the more you eat, the better you sleep—per a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Fiber prevents blood sugar surges that may lower melatonin. Get a fiber boost from beans, artichokes, bran cereal and quinoa.
                                                                • Salmon – Most fish, especially salmon, halibut and tuna boost vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin— a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness.

                                                                3. Adjust your sleep temperature

                                                                Once you’ve gone through the first 2 recommendations, the last step to experiment with is temperature. According to Sleep.org, the ideal temperature for sleep is 60-67 Farenheit. This may be cooler than what most people are used to, but keep in mind that our body temperature changes once we fall asleep.

                                                                Rule of thumb: sleeping in cooler temperature is better for sleep quality than warmer temperature.

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                                                                Find out how to maintain the optimal temperature to sleep better here: How to Sleep Faster with the Best Temperature

                                                                Sleep better form now on

                                                                Congrats on making it to the end of this guide on sleep. If you’re serious about taking the necessary steps in improving your sleep, remember to take it one step at a time.

                                                                I recommend trying just one of the steps mentioned such as taking a hot bath, blocking out blue light at night, or sleeping in cooler temperature. From there, see how it impacts your sleep quality and you can keep doing what works, and throw away what doesn’t.

                                                                As long as you follow these steps cautiously and diligently, I know you’ll see improved results in your sleep!

                                                                Featured photo credit: pixabay via pixabay.com

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