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Stunning Oil Paintings That Are So Realistic You’d Think They Were Photographs

This guy’s talent is unbelievable!

In the world of art, there are bad artists, there are good artists, and then there are those who are extraordinarily fantastic it’s hard to believe they’re even human.

Yigal Ozeri is on that level.

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Like seriously! His stuff is sooo great your eyes will fool you into thinking you’re staring at a photograph when it’s actually an oil painting.

Ozeri, an Israeli painter now based in New York, specializes in “large-scale cinematic portraits of young women in vast transcending landscapes,” according to his website.

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His site further tells us:

“His near photo-realistic oil paintings convey the spirit of his subjects in a grand array of natural settings: from abundant rain forests to dreary deserts. Thousands of tiny brushstrokes animate his lifelike paintings, giving way to a remarkable realism, distinct beauty, and seductive power. Ozeri seizes fleeting moments and gives them life. As a result, the viewer is compelled to gaze into the allegorical domain between reality and fantasy.”

We, of course, couldn’t help but agree. This guy’s masterpieces are the type that would make your jaw drop and, if you’re into arts yourself, throw your paintbrushes in frustration knowing you do not have the slightest chance of coming close to his greatness. This guy is an art god!

Scroll down and see for yourself:

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Well does this look like a painting to you?

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How about this one?

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Or this one, maybe?

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Well, that’s exactly the point!

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Clearly, Yigal Ozeri’s talent is out of this world!

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His masterful strokes and attention to details create unbelievably lifelike images.

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No wonder he is considered among the best painters in the world today.

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His paintings have been featured in solo exhibits in different countries such as Bologna, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Toronto, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, France, Denmark, and Munich.

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His work is also included on the cover and in the book ‘Photorealism and the Digital Age’.

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For more of his realistic paintings, go check out his official website.

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Barely 15 Years Old, This Child Prodigy Has Sold $7 Million Worth of Art

Most impressive! You’d think her paintings were done by old masters!

Autumn de Forest is fast becoming a popular name among art enthusiasts across the globe. Sure, she is barely 15 years old but has had the chance to showcase her talent and skill to the world. Her artworks have been compared to the likes of art masters Warhol, Picasso and Pollock.

Autumn during her much younger years doing what she loves most - painting.

At the very tender age of 5, Autumn has started showing signs of greatness. She began painting at this age. She stepped into an art studio and the rest, as they say, is history. She has since created so many pieces that are just so inspiring....

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The World’s Most Expensive Dollhouse: The $8.5 Million Astolat Dollhouse Castle

This dollhouse costs more than a fully furnished condo in New York city!

Imagine having a dollhouse that costs more than a fully-furnished condo in New York City! This insanely-detailed and extravagantly-furnished dollhouse comes with all sorts of accessories from luxurious furnishings, working fireplaces, stained glass windows, real oil painting, mirrors, and even miniature jewelry and fine rugs. This marvelous creation and its furnishings were meticulously handcrafted by artisans from all over the globe.

The Astolat Dollhouse Castle took thirteen years to create (from 1974 to 1987) and it's the brainchild of Colorado-based miniaturist Elaine Diehl. She was inspired by a poem by Alfred Tennyson about the Lady of the Lake, and this incited her to create the astounding creation.

Here's what the massive 9-foot tall dollhouse looks like from the outside.

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16th Century Boxwood Carvings Are So Tiny You Need X-Rays to View Them

Researchers need x-rays just to view the hidden intricacies of these carvings!

Boxwood carvings went into fashion between the 1500s and the 1530s in Netherlands. They contain intricate carvings of religious events and figures that Catholics could carry around with them wherever they go. However, when the Reformation began, these tiny works of art quickly went out of fashion.

There are only 135 known miniature boxwood carvings and researchers are eager to study them all. However, in order to preserve the carvings, researchers must use micro-CT scanning and Advanced 3D Analysis Software to see the inner layers and hidden details of these carvings.

These boxwood carvings can fit an entire story in the palm of your hand! This one depicts the Annunciation and the Adoration of the Magi.

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