Anita Medina panel
No, this is not a photo of the Assyrian lions in the Louvre...this is a decorative painting done by artist Anita Medina.
A large group of international decorative painters just gathered in Atlanta, Ga for the 2011 Salon.
Salon exhibits the most prestigious level of art by decorative artists.
Pierre FinkelsteinExamples of marbles and wood graining by the best of the best are on exhibit. Each year, there is a theme to the gathering...this year it was "Secrets".
Lectures were also offered by the artists for the "insiders"that attended .
This piece by Jans Berghuis, is based on the golden rule and was elaborated on in his lecture on the secrets of the universe.
Each piece exhibited had incredible detail and only got better the closer you viewed them.
Layers of shading and highlights are painted to produce intricate folds in fabric and carved marbles.
This is a detail of Julien Gautier's work showing how precise his lines are between shadow and light.
Natali Hallburg worked on a fantastic portrait of a child. The expression on her face was perfect!
It is all about the illusion of depth, shadow and light and the play of three dimensional with the flat canvas. Mats Carlson did a great example of what a decorative artist does best....fool the eye!