Inspired by the timeless quality of traditional paintings, the Polish artist Damien Lechoszest creates realistic portraits that are enveloped in a sense of nostalgia. His many different subjects – who range from young to old – wear distinct clothing with classic silhouettes and historical details, making it difficult to determine which era they belong to. Whichever year they seem to dwell in, the most amazing part of his creative process is when the actual contemporary models stand next to the paintings they inspired and underscore the level of realism in these masterpieces. work.
In most cases, his muses pose for these side-by-side photographs in the same clothes they wear in the paintings. A young woman in a black top and checkered skirt stands next to a large scale painting of herself wearing the same outfit and kneels next to an iron bed frame. Aside from the slight difference in hairstyle, the painted figure and the real person look virtually identical. But even in cases where the models are dressed in different clothes than their 2D counterparts, it’s easy to find the resemblance between the person and Lechoszest’s painting.
While some of these figures are placed in vaguely historical frames, others are depicted against a plain background. In both cases, Lechoszest enhances the inner and outer life of the subjects by making their presence the center of attention. As a result, viewers are immersed in the stories of these realistic characters, wondering what emotions they are trying to communicate in their restful expressions.
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Polish artist Damian Lechoszest paints exquisite oil portraits.
He has his real models pose next to their paintings to show the level of realism in his art.
Each portrait bears a striking resemblance to its original sitter.
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