Michael Sydney Moore

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I just stumbled upon Michael Sydney Moore‘s work. It’s breathtaking. Michael is a 23 year old oil painter working out of his studio in London. His most recent work is centered around high-realism in portraiture. Can you believe the above portrait is a painting?

His work is so labor intensive that he only gets to produce 8-10 pieces a year. I admire Michael’s ability to focus and his endurance.

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  1. It’s amazing t see Moore’s work close up. But, I keep asking myself, how does his talent to paint realistically relate to good art? There are many who have this talent (Richard Estes, for one). To me, the composite of his work is what is most critical. Does the image, as a whole, move me or inspire me? If it’s possible to take a similar photo of this man, is that photo just as good a simulacrum of reality? (In fact, I’d hazard to guess he probably did paint from a photograph.)

    I don’t mean to be flip about this but what difference does it make?

  2. This dude’s a fraud. The first image is from shutterstock.com. http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-62671255/stock-photo-closeup-portrait-of-old-man.html

    The cropped detail doesn’t match the full image.

  3. @Harry. Yikes! I will take the post down.