Someone forwarded me a powerpoint slide consisted of various images. The above is one of them, and it happens to be one of my favourites since it is related to books and reading. It looks like a photo, isn't it? But it is actually a painting. I am so in awed!

Iman Maleki, an Iranian artist, is considered the world's greatest realist painter. His greatest skill, however, is not only that his pictures are photo quality, but mostly in his subject matters, composition, and the profound expressions on the faces of his characters. Click here to view the rest of his works.
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18 Responses
  1. Alice Says:

    That's a beautiful painting! Love it. Thanks for sharing, Melody!

  2. Julia Says:

    I love the painting, Melody! I think that it goes well with us reader :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    The talent of some people! You know, this picture would be great for a blog header!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I got this forward too and I couldn't resist doing a post on it a long time back. He is amazing, isn't he?

  5. Wow! I just clicked through some of the artist's paintings and they do look so realistic. What talent!

  6. Beth F Says:

    Wow!! truly lovely.

  7. Ana S. Says:

    I love it! The light in particular looks so perfect.

  8. Jeane Says:

    What a beautiful painting. Thanks for sharing the link, I enjoyed looking at the rest of his work. He has a lot of paintings depicting women or girls reading.

  9. Iliana Says:

    Beautiful paintings! They almost seem like something from long ago don't they? Thank you for sharing this. I think a book cover with one of his paintings would be wonderful.

  10. valentina Says:

    the guy is amazing!

  11. Debi Says:

    Oh my, that is truly stunning! I love everything about it, the use of light, the colors, the feeling of serenity. Wow. Thanks for sharing it, Melody!

  12. The Bookworm Says:

    beautiful! love the colors used, and her pose.

  13. Ladytink_534 Says:

    It does look like a photo! One of my friends from high school could draw like that.

  14. Melody Says:

    Thanks, everyone!
    Iman's paintings are stunningly beautiful, aren't they?

  15. You're right, this isn't too bookie, but it's most nice. Though something about the shading and the rounding does make it look a little more like a painting than a photo.

  16. Melody Says:

    Anonymous Child - I wish I could use this image as my header! ;)

  17. Sam Says:

    that is one amazing painting, I wish I was as talented!!

  18. Melody Says:

    Sam - I wish I was too! ;)

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