Prepare to be amazed folks for we have brought the ingenious work of a Swedish artists for you. Anna Halldin Maule puts in several months where she glazes layer upon layer of oil paint with the final result being spectacular pieces of art. These oil painting are so hyper-realistic that they can be mistaken for high-resolution photographs by an untrained eye.
Anna Halldin Maule was born in Gothenberg and began to take interest in painting at a very young age. She sharpened her skills under the guidance of her grandfather, a celebrated artist Bror Halladin. Presently, Anna Halldin Maule is known as one of the world’s most respected hyper-realist painters. Take a look at her work and you’ll understand why. Despite working with a limited palette of toned-down and muted colors, she is capable of replicating human features so amazingly that her oil paintings often pass for photographs.
Anna’s paintings are so realistic that she has to mention that all the work was done by hand, with no air brushing and that the painting has been made on blank canvas rather than on top of enlarged photographs.
It’s not that photography doesn’t have any role in these paintings. All these paintings are based on photographs taken by her husband, Tom Maule. He does photo shoots with professional models and Anna Halldin Maule then selects the best photos for reference for her paintings.
It can take Anna between 2 and 4 months to complete a single work based on the size and complexity of the painting. She says, “I want the paintings to feature the women as strong and proud and elegant. And sometimes there’s a struggle for women in modern society and some of my paintings feature that.”