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The Murmur of the Innocents 8 by gottfriedhelnwein The Murmur of the Innocents 8 by gottfriedhelnwein
"The Murmur of the Innocents 8" 2009
mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas) 183 cm x 295 cm
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Given 2010-07-29
The Murmur of the Innocents 8 is bar none the most impressive specimen of ultra-realism that I have ever come across on deviantART. When I full viewed on the thumbnail in =hellmet's note I did a double-take, and not just on this but every single Traditional piece in ~gottfriedhelnwein's gallery. And by god am I wowed. That and their devID is clear confirmation of authenticity. Better yet, there is more to this than impeccable technique. What can sometimes unfortunately result in a sense of hollowness as a trade-off for realism is completely thrown out the window here. There is a story, a continuous theme at that, fit to burst with powerful sentiments that get the wheels of imagination irrepressibly turning. Please take a closer look, and enjoy. ( Suggested by hellmet and Featured by snowmask )
alexkajf Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your work is incredible, very long time to consider them , your technique and skill are very impressive. how much time you spend on one kind of work ?
MeryAlisonThompson Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Amazing work!!! I really love this realistic paintings and are very inspiring, I have some questions for you: How do you make this mixed media in the painting? Do you start painting a base with acrylic and then continuing with oil?
gottfriedhelnwein Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, correct.
l-Ataraxia-l Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional
It's even more amazing when you see it in person. SO beautiful.
Auriferous-art Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Untier-Nick Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Digital Artist
What?? Isn't it a photo? Amazing!
Eddgar2 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This would be the best photography I've seen in a long time, but there is something here, is a painting, makes it more special, makes it a painting reflective, dramatic, frightening and powerful (one of the most impressive I've seen), if one sees for a second more, she will carry her trembling hands just to your face and stain you of blood.

You're one of my best inspirations :).
Which is the artist that has most influenced your life as an artist?
Between their personal works, What would you consider the best or favorite?
:) (Sorry for my english)
clayjase69 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
ElmitheFox Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i was going through your murmur of the innocents section of the gallery using the "next" button and when this popped up it scared me D: it is absolutely amazing, though.
BITEbackSUGAR Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
i had to double check that , thought it was a photo :giggle: looks amazing !!
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