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Anna by gottfriedhelnwein Anna by gottfriedhelnwein
"Anna" 2010
160 cm x 109 cm
oil and acrylic on canvas

update March 9, 2011: Please look at the close-up details of this painting here before commenting:




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Given 2011-03-07
Suggested by: "I've been a fan of Helnwein's work for quite a while, and this is a perfect example as to why. Everything about this painting is fantastic. The textures are so realistic, it's hard to believe that it's a painting and not a photograph. The amount of detail, from the bandages to the clothes, is just amazing. Check out the rest of Helnwein's works, you won't regret it."

Anna by *gottfriedhelnwein ( Suggested by skelanimal342 and Featured by Mollinda )
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Toyger Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow, I first thought it was a really good photo, then I realized it was a painting and WOW that blew my mind! :faint:
You are absolutely AMAZING! The fact that people question the legitity of it proves just how good it is! (and I believe you, the close ups it's easier to see that it truly is painted =^_^= )
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T-equio Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
das geht tief.

:+fav:
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KrukWFilizance Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great WOW.
At first, I thought it was just a photo. It's such a perfect&amazing art!
you're awesome.
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Mistadobalina1 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's amazing perfect excellent
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RoArtAr Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
esto es increíble!! ..perfecto
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SkullKnockade Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student
I'm truly curious about the story of this girl, seeing that not only her hand is bandaged, but also her head and eyes... It's almost macabre. It seems that most of your works from your gallery has a touch of horror in it.
What I actually want to know is, do you work from a photograph as a reference or do you have an image in your head? The technique, patience, and effort in this is breathtaking!

Congratulations on the DD! :)
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gottfriedhelnwein Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I work from many photographs of a model as reference, sometimes from several photo shoots on different days.
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chromophobic Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you're my hero.
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mintflareon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
no! no no no this cant be A PAINTING! SO AMAZING!!
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:iconrixusaku:
Rixusaku Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
HOW CAN ANYONE PAINT THIS SO PERFECTLY?!
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StraightEdge1977 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Simply outstanding!
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Smile-aletta Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
This is so amazing!beautifull!:D
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Gaiwa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
It's a pity that most people only seem to see a "provocation" or the technique but not so much the meaning behind it, especially with the paintings of children (what could be more emotionally disturbing than children in agony?), but even with the manson photographs. It should be about the soul in and the meaning of the art, not so much about the "how was it made".
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DloriTA Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know why some deviant can't believe your art works are real :confused:
But I'm sure it's real 100% And you're my inspiration :love:

Great Great, Perfect work Mr. helnwein :clap:
I wish one day I could Attend one of your exhibit :pray:
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gottfriedhelnwein Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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DloriTA Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;)
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cierc Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
man,you're amazing. i love you
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gottfriedhelnwein Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you and love to you too.
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ingridpintau Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
oh my god! You're great!!!
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Dezisms Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
It moves me so much.... not really the painting, but imagining every stroke of the brush it took to create it. If I stare too long...I will be moved to tears.
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DeMyXrOcKz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i thought this was a photo!
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FriesianFury Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
wow I thought it was real!
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SabrinaCichy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
ouch... how talented you are... HOW AMAZED I AM there are no words. just no words.
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gottfriedhelnwein Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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Tuskface Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would never have guessed at it being a painting. This is exceptional work :clap:
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Chuchkit Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
This is incredible, i absolutely have no words.
I'm glad you posted the details, though. it gives the painting more.. soul (?) i guess..
I looked closely at the patterns of the clothes and the white cloth, and they're so correct! it must have taken you ages to do this right. and a bucketful of patience.

i salute you :+fav:
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gottfriedhelnwein Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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xxSaphielxx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Fabulous details. A well deserved DD. :+fav:
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evusha Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I love this painting so much! it is the best painting I have ever EVER seen in my life! you are gifted with a wonderful talent and patience:dalove:
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AyanAyzodei Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011   General Artist
W.O.W.
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muzikluvr Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
This is a painting?! I can't believe it. Wow.
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pandastrong Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
There is a lot of attention being paid to the technique, as someone else mentioned, which might draw attention away from how you intend the painting to be read.

Do you think your photo-realistic technique is *too* distracting, in that case? Would the reading of the painting benefit from a less realistic rendering or is the photo-realism important to the work?

If the photo-realism/technique is important to the work, then perhaps it's a valid focus of comment?
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Naranxas Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Ohmygod. How the heck can something be so DETAILED? I wish I had half of your talent.
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mayguhn Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I really really thought it was a photo. Stunning work. :clap:
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rioIu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. :faint: This is an amazing piece... I can't believe it's not a photo...
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Fanhir Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my.... I was thinking that a photo! :wow:
It's a very amazing work, dear! :wow:
You derserve the DD! :heart:
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shirauni Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You gotta be kidding me... This can't be a painting! This is... way to awesome for my eyes!
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falk2021 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
its crazy how people here only commenting aber the great technical skills, but dont even try to think about the topic of your paintings.
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gottfriedhelnwein Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very true.
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falk2021 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
*about
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lady-leliel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student General Artist
The more I look, the more it looks like a photo.. It's amazing!!
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JS-Graphics Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Simply marvelous work! The lighting is superb as well as the hand that was used to paint this. I wish I had as much talent as you do for 2d with my 3d work. I guess I need many more years of practice to even come close. Congrats on the DD.
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nariataskye Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ridiculous!!! How did you get such detailed textures in the fabrics? Amazing
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iliveinroom237 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
I am having a very very hard time believing this is a painting... it's actually bothersome.
please don't take this as animosity, I promise I'm not trying to 'call you out,' it's just flat-out baffling & I cannot wrap my mind around it.
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HadesQueen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
O_O I can't believe thats not a photo. That is crazy.
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MonkeydanceGuy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, I was expecting it become less photo-real when I viewed it at high-res, but wow was I wrong. The amount of life-like details put into this is breath-taking. It's speechlessly great!
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DemonicFairyCakeX Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
I refuse to believe this is a painting, it's too amazing... congratz :XD:
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UrDanc3r Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
this... is a painting!? i cannot tell at all. it looks like a photograph! wow, well done! and congrats on the DD!
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Volturon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy wow, this is a PAINTING?! *dies of shock, thought it was a photograph*
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fantas-tonishing Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooah I thought this was a photo!
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