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Good Enough to Eat

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Good Enough to Eat

When we talk about perfectionists, Emanuele Dascanio is probably as close as we get. Graduated from Fontana di Arese art school, the Milanese artist channels his meticulous eye for detail into the most incredible hyperrealistic oil paintings of food and still life objects.

Hyperrealistic art generally refers to paintings and sculptures that have been carefully constructed to present an illusion of reality, not usually seen in photos. It has really gathered momentum as an art movement since 2000.

Dascanio is a great example of a skilled hyperrealist artist of this era. He manages to create slices of watermelon that look real, and grapes, citrus fruit, and raspberries that look like they've just been freshly picked.  

By paying particular attention to textures, surfaces and lighting effects he creates his paintings on a black background giving a 3D feel. Have a look at some of Dascanio's impressive collection of oil paintings below.  The presence they command is such that you feel you could almost reach out and take a bite.

Head over to for more examples of his awe inspiring hyperrealistic art works.

The photo below shows Dascanio hard at work creating one of his masterpieces.

This video shows the painstaking work in progress:

Some examples of Dascanio's impressive paintings:

Summer Lips - oil painted on wood


If you like this, have a look at the work of fellow Italian photographer Paolo Grinza for his unique images of fruit and vegetables.

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