Today, courtesy of Andrew Sullivan’s blog “The Daily Dish,” we are treated to the work of master retoucher/airbrusher/painter Dru Blair.
I make no comment about the aesthetics or larger significance of the work, or why it was an important artistic exercise , but admit I am stunned at the astounding technical accomplishment of being able to paint a portrait that cannot be distinguished from a photograph.
It also raises yet again the question that has haunted us from antiquity: What is real? Who decides?
After seeing Blair’s work, Ill be darned if I know.
Tell you something else: It also raises the interesting question of exactly what a pixel is!