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13 Nov 2012 01:41 AM   |   8578 clicks   |   Daily Mail
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Sgygus    [TotalFark]  
But is it art?

12 Nov 2012 09:50 PM
shanrick    [TotalFark]  
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13 Nov 2012 12:10 AM
Tellingthem    [TotalFark]  
I'm kind of a technique whore so i do like this kind of stuff. but the salad one is just bad.

13 Nov 2012 12:46 AM
ExcaliburPrime111     
Some of those looked like photographs. This guy is brilliant. Agree that the salad one (and possibly the boiled egg) were below par, but for the most part this was amazing.

/Art is awesome.
//Not "modern" art crap though.

13 Nov 2012 01:47 AM
wildcardjack     
He's spent 25 years mastering a technique to look like he painted over a photograph...

I'm not saying it's bad, but it's not creative. It's the Kristen Stewart of oil painting.

13 Nov 2012 01:48 AM
kiwimoogle84     
Makes me want a midnight snack. Nice find Subby, but now I'm hungry. *shakes tiny fist*

13 Nov 2012 01:51 AM
Omahawg     
NSFW

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13 Nov 2012 01:53 AM
kiwimoogle84     

Omahawg: NSFW

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...not exactly food, but not inedible I suppose, if you were brave...

13 Nov 2012 01:54 AM
wildcardjack     

Omahawg: NSFW

nom nom nom nom nom


Quest for fur.

13 Nov 2012 01:54 AM
Heamer     
He could make a killing painting menu items for restaurants.

13 Nov 2012 01:58 AM
Pray 4 Mojo     
"I like your paintings Marge... they look like the things they look like."

13 Nov 2012 01:59 AM
Apos     
About damn time peanut oil was utilized in portraiture.....

13 Nov 2012 02:06 AM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

Tellingthem: I'm kind of a technique whore so i do like this kind of stuff. but the salad one is just bad.


The first two were really good. The ones after that looked like paintings.

13 Nov 2012 02:42 AM
KrispyKritter     

wildcardjack: He's spent 25 years mastering a technique to look like he painted over a photograph...

I'm not saying it's bad, but it's not creative. It's the Kristen Stewart of oil painting.


bingo. a higher form of thomas kinkyade painter of lite. soulless replication free of imagination and creativity. brings me a sad. it's anti-art.

13 Nov 2012 02:49 AM
Tellingthem    [TotalFark]  

fusillade762: Tellingthem: I'm kind of a technique whore so i do like this kind of stuff. but the salad one is just bad.

The first two were really good. The ones after that looked like paintings.


I really liked the roast beef one. I also dug the edges on the fried egg. But yeah the rest weren't anything special.

13 Nov 2012 03:04 AM
Cornelius Dribble     

wildcardjack: He's spent 25 years mastering a technique to look like he painted over a photograph...

I'm not saying it's bad, but it's not creative. It's the Kristen Stewart of oil painting.


On your computer, scaled down to fit your screen, they look like photographs. Full-size, in a gallery, they look like oil paintings. Though more sharply focused, they are similar in technique to Caravaggio, Vermeer, and six centuries of still life painters from Jan Van Eyck to Gerhard Richter. If you've ever seen a "photo-realist" painting by Robert Bechtle, Chuck Close or Richard Estes next to the photo from which it was adapted, you can't help noticing the things the artist added to make the painting more alive and interesting than the photograph.

Sparnaay chose his subjects, removed them from their natural environment (or at least, removed their environment from the background), composed them carefully (the ketchup bottle's label facing 90 degrees away from the observer, the angle of a tomato slice precisely mirroring the the angle of the top half of the hamburger bun), and painted them from a variety of angles, from the low angle of the french fries in takeout container to the bird's eye view of the fried egg, Not everything is entirely realistic; nobody would use an entire tomato to garnish a single hamburger, as he seems to have done, and the salt in the soft-boiled egg picture appears to be defying the law of gravity in order to complete a diagonal with the cracked eggshell and spoon.(the bits of eggshell in the foreground also work to unite the main elements of the picture, and also conform to the "rule of threes," preventing the composition from splitting down the middle).

I wouldn't say it's great art (the backgrounds are uninspired, certain elements, like the utensil sticking in the food at a 60% angle, are overused), but it is art, or at least highly skilled design.

13 Nov 2012 03:21 AM
Langdon_777     

KrispyKritter: wildcardjack: He's spent 25 years mastering a technique to look like he painted over a photograph...

I'm not saying it's bad, but it's not creative. It's the Kristen Stewart of oil painting.

bingo. a higher form of thomas kinkyade painter of lite. soulless replication free of imagination and creativity. brings me a sad. it's anti-art.


Yeah, technique is worth respecting, but we invented cameras for a reason.

13 Nov 2012 03:33 AM
kxs401    [TotalFark]  

KrispyKritter: wildcardjack: He's spent 25 years mastering a technique to look like he painted over a photograph...

I'm not saying it's bad, but it's not creative. It's the Kristen Stewart of oil painting.

bingo. a higher form of thomas kinkyade painter of lite. soulless replication free of imagination and creativity. brings me a sad. it's anti-art.


The comments were cracking me up: "Finally! A REAL artist!"

13 Nov 2012 03:59 AM
hughcs     
Anyone who fries an egg until it is dark or brown on the edges has 1)used too high heat and 2) turned my stomach.
The paintings were beyond anything I can do. I wouldn't buy one but they were worth seeing.

13 Nov 2012 04:58 AM
Bippal     
I was really into the link about the mitt romney face tattoo.

13 Nov 2012 05:08 AM
illannoyin     
Mouth watering paintings you say? 

/Punch line is at the end

13 Nov 2012 05:20 AM
Icetech3     
fark THAT.... the only thing that looks halfway decent is the salad.. and the color of that egg yolk is nasty.. and the tomatos look overripe which means mushy and gross...

AND.... if you cooked me that fried farking egg you would get a pan to the farking head... PAN TOO HOT... if you can hear it sizzle.. its too hot..

A: Put the egg in the pan..
B: Bring the heat up..
C: take pan on and off the heat to maintain a good temp, and not letting it get too hot..
D: Either go over easy/medium or baste to cook the whites on the top side....

Who the fark wants rubbery crunchy eggs... fark this guy

13 Nov 2012 08:06 AM
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