Paintings by David Ligare.
This really got out of hand.
Photo-realism always makes me look twice, he’s very talented.
The sixth one was in a show that came to Rochester a few months ago. These are fantastic, I wish I couldve seen them all in person
amazing light and shadow.. these are awesome
Light, shodows and soft colors are stunning. Great body of work!
Wow, these are absolutely flabbergasting! I wonder how much one of these would go for? I’m in love! A million kudos to David Ligare!
wow, really really nice.
Please tell me he didn’t do that straight out of his head.
phenomenal concept, well executed
that looks like my favorite time of afternoon, around 6ish here in this forsaken city of mine. It has its perks. These are magnificent pictures. Love them all, amazing work!!
Very well painted. but it got me yaaawning…
As incredible as his talent is, a photo would have produced exactly the same result and taken nothing away from the final piece. If these were introduced as such then Im sure no one would have noticed and there would have still been a bunch of comments praising the work.
I think discussions about the actual media that an artist is using / the alternatives are a bit pointless … he decided to paint it, so this is it. And by no means a photograph would have produced the same result, because a photograph is a photograph and a painting is a painting.
comments like this seems to arise every time there are paintings presented that are striving for a level of realism. it is really tiresome. the idea that we should replace all realist paintings with photography because its easier or quicker is ludicrous. should we stop playing guitar because we can just use our computers to make music more efficiently?
people that argue that these might as well be photographs are missing the point of making art in the first place.
I’ve always felt that realist paintings translate not only what was seen, but how the eyes roamed all over the objects. Lots of time was spent feeling these objects with the eyes. It’s totally different than a quick photo click.
Not to geek out over this debate, but after studying these gems, you would need to shoot a dozen focal points to achieve the exact same results . . . a single photo could not capture the depth/lighting and 100% focus that is represented in these paintings.
Who cares! He paints what he wants and he’s great at it!
don’t even know why I like these so much, still life paintings are already so soothing plus the ocean background and the sunset?! Man these paintings just put me at ease, first is the best!
yes, they are very nice, but I wonder about the choice of cheating himself and the onlookers from the colored shadows from the colored liquids by blocking the way of light through them with other objects. It’s so deliberate especially the first one with the stack of bread. why? I’m sure he’s skilled enough to paint the colored shadows so it’s about something else.
jeez, that’s a really good point i hadn’t noticed. i keep looking at these over and over again.
Hommage to Rene Magritte
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