That's a real-ass live human woman right there! You see, DC artist Alexa Meade paints people to look like they're in paintings. Maybe art isn't dead! But you know what is? The opossum on the sidewalk right outside my apartment complex. It's true, I even poked it with a stick when I was walking the dogs.
I paint representational portraits directly on top of the people I am representing. The models are transformed into embodiments of the artist's interpretation of their essence. When captured on film, the living, breathing people underneath the paint disappear, overshadowed by the masks of themselves.
Whoa -- that was a little deep for me, Alexa. And I'm not just saying that because I hang out in the shallow end of the intellectual pool, but -- GOTDAMNIT CAN YOU KIDS GO FIVE MINUTES WITHOUT SHITTING IN THE WATER?!
Hit the jump for a ton more of worthwhile amazingness, as well as the link to even more in higher-res.
Hyper-Realistic Acrylic Body Painting [mymodernmet]
Thanks to Momcilo, who paints paintings to look like people. Groundbreaking.