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realistic paintings

It’s widely known that art exists to imitate life and its tiniest details. However, sometimes you look at a painting and question if Oscar Wilde was right when he said that art imitates life, when in fact, it seems that life imitates art instead. Some artists make their paintings so unbelievably real that you end up looking at their work many, many times.

Here at Apegeo, we’ve collected 26 of the most realistic paintings you might ever see.

Teresa Elliott

Joel Rea

Pedro Campos

Keng Lye

Let's do the twist!

Photo 20-12-13 2 20 00 pm

I'm a lover not a fighter. Carved resin, acrylic.

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It's rare for me to do a portrait… that was the challenge for the exhibit 'Strenuous' opening tonight at 6 pm @castorgallery with the extremely talented @michaelstaniak and @bthomstevenson … See you there! #undocumented #borderportraits #oilpainting #gradient #artinnewyork #nocturn

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Eric Christensen

Robin Eley

Roberto Bernardi

If you can suggest any other artists with such a talent for realism, please do so in the comments below.

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