Saturday, 11 September 2010

The Wow! Factor

This is what I mean by the Wow! factor. Girl with an iPod (iDeath) is an oil painting with acrylic background on canvas by Czech artist Michal Ožibko. It won the Visitors' Choice prize at this year’s BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. As a point of interest arising from my previous blog on technical interaction and art, this is the first year visitors were able to vote on a touchscreen just outside the entrance. The BP Portrait Award continues until 19 September, admission free. Click the title link to see the runners up for Visitors' Choice.

4 Comments:

At 29/4/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We saw this on display in London. An amazing picture. It looked so realistic that we had to get really close to make sure it was actually a painting.

 
At 29/4/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

I'm glad you liked it. A terrific portrait from an unusual angle. The BP Portrait Award produces some of the best portraits in the world, always worth a visit. Search on my blog for "Portrait Award" to find more winners.

 
At 17/5/15, Anonymous Sylvia said...

Yes. Michal Ozibko is one of best contemporary hyperrealistic painters! His website (www.michalozibko.com) is full of good paintings. I'm very happy, when I have seen his paintings live.

 
At 19/5/15, Blogger Ian Cox said...

Hi, Sylvia

A worthy winner indeed. Thanks for the link to his website

 

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