Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

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At first glance at the photographs of Mathilde Oscar, it seems that these are picturesque portraits created by a hyperrealist artist. The secret of the French photographer's pictures lies in the carefully exposed light, the use of special lenses and digital processing. Although, first of all, the role is played, of course, by talent, which this woman does not occupy. (Careful! Nude).

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Mathilde Oscar was born in Paris in 1980. Even at school, she became interested in painting and planned to become an artist. And so it turned out — Matilda received an art education and successfully worked in her specialty. But everything changed in 2013, when a professional camera got into her hands for the first time.

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

At first, Oscar used photography in preparation for the creation of new paintings. She took pictures of images and objects, which she then transferred to the canvas. But over time, working with the camera fascinated her so much that painting faded into the background.

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Despite the fact that Matilda Oscar has left professional painting, she is still inspired by the paintings of the masters of Romanticism and neoclassicism. This is clearly visible in her pictures, which are difficult to distinguish from paintings. Oscar loves classical and biblical subjects, but rethinks them and adds modern elements to the pictures.

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Each Oscar photo work is a serious selection of the plot, model and scenery. Sometimes, to make a series of several pictures, Matilda and her assistants work tirelessly for several weeks. But their efforts are worth it — all the works of the French photographer can be considered flawless.

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

It is difficult to call Oscar masterpieces photos. The author herself prefers this formulation: unique visual art. Matilda boldly uses the capabilities of modern photo processing programs and openly talks about it. In her opinion, any available methods are good for achieving a creative idea.

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Matilda Oscar: blurring the lines between photography and painting

Italian Roberto Ferri also loves classics, but he is not a photographer, but a painter. His paintings are so realistic that they can frighten impressionable viewers.

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