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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 )
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 !!
thelivingmanpt2 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012   Digital Artist
great work man, reminds me of the artist who worked on the mickey mouse marlyn manson piece... very cool disturbing look
love the hyper-realism
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