Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Istvan Sandorfi's Enigmatic Portraits

I stumbled upon Istvan Sandorfi's work a while ago through Ghost in the Machine. Sandorfi was a genius who dabbled in a variety of hyperrealistic oil paintings, creating for himself a lasting legacy as a preeminent Hungarian artist. He started to draw during his childhood, and after his second exhibition in 1966, he gave up drawing and focused on painting.

Best known for his cloth-draped and vanishing figures, Sandorfi's style blends a meticulous realistic technique with elements of surrealism. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and his work has been featured in several museums and galleries worldwide. He died in 2007, and was buried in Budapest.

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