|It's hard to believe this, Helnwein's palette, could facilitate the images below.|
|The Golden Age (Mother 4), 2003, Gottfried Helnwein.|
Recognizing his content does not make it any easier
to understand his message. Even Hyper-realism
sometimes demands thought and understanding.
|Head of a Child 14 (Anna), 2012, Gottfried Helnwein. |
The enormous size of the artist's work is startling at first (almost abstract), but
not unusual in the realm of hyper-realism, nor does it make his work easier to grasp.
|Gottfried Helnwein. His work is hard to |
take in large doses (as is always the case).
|Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 1984, Gottfried Helnwein.|
|Ninth of November Night, 1988, Gottfried Helnwein|
|One bright spot in a drab childhood.|
Whether paintings or photos, often it's difficult to appreciate their scale of Helnwein's work until the portraits' young subjects (usually girls) are posed before them (below).
|Big girl, little girl--about ten times life size.|
|Epiphany I (Adoration of the Magi), 1996, Gottfried, Helnwein.|
|Epiphany II (Adoration of the Shepherds), 1998, Gottfried Helnwein|
|Epiphany III (Presentation at the Temple), 1998, Gottfried Helnwein.|