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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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                                                              12 Best Foods That Improve Memory and Brain Health

                                                              12 Best Foods That Improve Memory and Brain Health

                                                              Nutrition plays a vital role in brain function and staying sharp into the golden years. Personally, my husband is going through medical school, which is like a daily mental marathon. Like any good wife, I am always looking for things that will boost his memory fortitude so he does his best in school.

                                                              But you don’t have to be a med student to appreciate better brainiac brilliance. If you combine certain foods with good hydration, proper sleep and exercise, you may just rival Einstein and have a great memory in no time.

                                                              I’m going to reveal the list of foods coming out of the kitchen that can improve your memory and make you smarter.

                                                              Here are 12 best brain foods that improve memory and brain power:

                                                              1. Nuts

                                                              The American Journal of Epidemiology published a study linking higher intakes of vitamin E with the prevention on cognitive decline.[1]

                                                              Nuts like walnuts and almonds (along with other great foods like avocados) are a great source of vitamin E.

                                                              Cashews and sunflower seeds also contain an amino acid that reduces stress by boosting serotonin levels.

                                                              Walnuts even resemble the brain, just in case you forget the correlation, and are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, which also improve your mental magnitude.

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                                                              2. Blueberries

                                                              Shown in studies at Tuffs University to benefit both short-term memory and coordination, blueberries pack quite a punch in a tiny blue package.[2]

                                                              When compared to other fruits and veggies, blueberries were found to have the highest amount of antioxidants (especially flavonoids), but strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are also full of brain benefits.

                                                              3. Tomatoes

                                                              Tomatoes are packed full of the antioxidant lycopene, which has shown to help protect against free-radical damage most notably seen in dementia patients.

                                                              4. Broccoli

                                                              While all green veggies are important and rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, broccoli is a superfood even among these healthy choices.

                                                              Since your brain uses so much fuel (it’s only 3% of your body weight but uses up to 17% of your energy), it is more vulnerable to free-radical damage and antioxidants help eliminate this threat.

                                                              Broccoli is packed full of antioxidants, is well-known as a powerful cancer fighter and is also full of vitamin K, which is known to enhance cognitive function.

                                                              5. Foods Rich in Essential Fatty Acids

                                                              Your brain is the fattest organ (not counting the skin) in the human body, and is composed of 60% fat. That means that your brain needs essential fatty acids like DHA and EPA to repair and build up synapses associated with memory.

                                                              The body does not naturally produce essential fatty acids so we must get them in our diet.

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                                                              Eggs, flax, and oily fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel and herring are great natural sources of these powerful fatty acids. Eggs also contain choline, which is a necessary building block for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, to help you recall information and concentrate.

                                                              6. Soy

                                                              Soy, along with many other whole foods mentioned here, are full of proteins that trigger neurotransmitters associated with memory.

                                                              Soy protein isolate is a concentrated form of the protein that can be found in powder, liquid, or supplement form.

                                                              Soy is valuable for improving memory and mental flexibility, so pour soy milk over your cereal and enjoy the benefits.

                                                              7. Dark Chocolate

                                                              When it comes to chocolate, the darker the better. Try to aim for at least 70% cocoa. This yummy desert is rich in flavanol antioxidants which increase blood flow to the brain and shield brain cells from aging.

                                                              Take a look at this article if you want to know more benefits of dark chocolate: 15 Surprising and Science-Backed Health Effects of Dark Chocolate

                                                              8. Foods Rich in Vitamins: B vitamins, Folic Acid, Iron

                                                              Some great foods to obtain brain-boosting B vitamins, folic acid and iron are kale, chard, spinach and other dark leafy greens.

                                                              B6, B12 and folic acid can reduce levels of homocysteine in the blood. Homocysteine increases are found in patients with cognitive impairment like Alzheimer’s, and high risk of stroke.

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                                                              Studies showed when a group of elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment were given high doses of B6, B12, and folic acid, there was significant reduction in brain shrinkage compared to a similar placebo group.[3]

                                                              Other sources of B vitamins are liver, eggs, soybeans, lentils and green beans. Iron also helps accelerate brain function by carrying oxygen. If your brain doesn’t get enough oxygen, it can slow down and people can experience difficulty concentrating, diminished intellect, and a shorter attention span.

                                                              To get more iron in your diet, eat lean meats, beans, and iron-fortified cereals. Vitamin C helps in iron absorption, so don’t forget the fruits!

                                                              9. Foods Rich in Zinc

                                                              Zinc has constantly demonstrated its importance as a powerful nutrient in memory building and thinking. This mineral regulates communications between neurons and the hippocampus.

                                                              Zinc is deposited within nerve cells, with the highest concentrations found in the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for higher learning function and memory.

                                                              Some great sources of zinc are pumpkin seeds, liver, nuts, and peas.

                                                              10. Gingko Biloba

                                                              This herb has been utilized for centuries in eastern culture and is best known for its memory boosting brawn.

                                                              It can increase blood flow in the brain by dilating vessels, increasing oxygen supply and removing free radicals.

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                                                              However, don’t expect results overnight: this may take a few weeks to build up in your system before you see improvements.

                                                              11. Green and Black Tea

                                                              Studies have shown that both green and black tea prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine—a key chemical involved in memory and lacking in Alzheimer’s patients.

                                                              Both teas appear to have the same affect on Alzheimer’s disease as many drugs utilized to combat the illness, but green tea wins out as its affects last a full week versus black tea which only lasts the day.

                                                              Find out more about green tea here: 11 Health Benefits of Green Tea (+ How to Drink It for Maximum Benefits)

                                                              12. Sage and Rosemary

                                                              Both of these powerful herbs have been shown to increase memory and mental clarity, and alleviate mental fatigue in studies.

                                                              Try to enjoy these savory herbs in your favorite dishes.

                                                              When it comes to mental magnitude, eating smart can really make you smarter. Try to implement more of these readily available nutrients and see just how brainy you can be!

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