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Hyper-Realistic Paintings of #Vintage Tin Toys

Don't you just love these ultra-realistic paintings vintage toys? Yes, paintings. Check out the artist's website for lots more toy paintings @ Cesar Santander.
"Once I conceive an idea for a painting, I arrange the objects and then use the camera to produce the strongest photographic example of my original idea. Then I paint the photographic image. Superficially, I appear to copy the photograph, but I make many adjustments to the photographic image as I complete the painting. I try to impose my own vision by subtle adjustment of colours, edges and details so that the finished painting is the strongest representation of the original idea." - Cesar Santander

"Photorealist painter Cesar Santander’s creations are ones of eye-popping vibrancy and intensity, full of enticing nostalgia and original composition." -- Maggie Boellart, Director, Plus One Gallery
"Santander begins with the idea of a painting, then arranges the people and things he means to depict until the desired effect is achieved. Santander is, no doubt one of the most flamboyantly painterly of the painters associated with Exactitude." -- John Russell Taylor, Critic and author, Exactitude Hyperrealist Art Today

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