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Nov 6, 2009, 4:25:02 PM
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Humble 6 by Bernardumaine Humble 6 by Bernardumaine
Pencils on Canson lavis studio
40 x 50 cm / 2009
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Bernard's 'Humble' series is a blunt, but astonishing passage in photo realism. The artistic decisions represented are concise and contain no incomprehensible visual rhetoric, and yet they penetrate a deep mystery into the viewer, illiciting many of us to interpret them as more literal objects. They are merely depictions an amorphous hunk of clay, in the center of the page, either resting on a flat plane parallel to the frame, or suspended without any direct explanation. However treating the paper as if it were the platform on which the clay rests, one feels its deep spatial imposition into the viewer's own space. Bernard's intense, meticulous technical devotion to the interdimensional sculpture makes all of the persuasion necessary. Every stroke, virtually imperceptibly micro, countours the space as no mere photograph can. Bernard has invented a format that does nothing to obfuscate his virtually inhuman artistic abilities.

In 'Humble 6' Dumaine gives us strengthened awareness of the degree of work to which these images are manifested, contouring the clay itself with hundreds of traces of his own fingers. The evidence that this is a creation of conscious, albeit perhaps a little unconscious, illuminates his laborious presence in all of the work, as the obsessive pencil rendering has become ever more photographic. I feel this image is a remarkable success of decisive and skillful practice, and I am eager to see what comes next.
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BRipin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Incredible!
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Gironimo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's clay, right? I looked through your 'Humble' series and needed some time to fugure out what you've drawn ;)
it's very excellently worked out and most of all I'm impressed by your hyper-realistic style, drawing even the fingermarks :clap:
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, it was drawn from a photograph of an aleatory "scuplture" which I created with clay...Glad you enjoyed it :-)
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Bandi0 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010   Artist
its too much..
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Rotwalker Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
cool
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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Triluna Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Very believable texture and it invites a searching to figurines in the stone, which are there BTW :)
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed !
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