Compare And Contrast Oleg Shuplyak And Salvador Dali

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Oleg Shuplyak and Salvador Dali are artists from different eras whose paintings have a lot in common. Commonalities include their style of surrealism and the inclusion of famous faces in some of their works. The use of illusion by both artists is a common thread that stands out when comparing their works. Although Salvador Dali and Oleg Shuplyak both use the element of illusion in their works, each artist implements illusion in a way that is unique to the respective artist. Oleg Shuplyak is a lesser-known Ukrainian artist who was born in 1967. He studied architecture at the Lviv Polytechnic Institute, although painting was always his passion. His background in architecture helped him incorporate illusion into the paintings he is now famous…show more content…
On the left Dali’s wife leans on a table covered with red cloth. The shading of the tablecloth gives it depth and makes it appear velvet-like. She seems to be gazing at a sculpture of Voltaire. The sculpture appears to be at the foreground of the painting. Upon closer inspection, the image of the sculpture is made up of a variety of people in the background. Voltaire’s head is outlined by an arch shaped hole in a crumbling wall. Two people, who are merchants in the slave market, are wearing old-fashioned clothing which give shape to Voltaire’s face. Their white ruffled collars form his cheekbones, their faces form his eyes, and their dark colored clothing form his jaw. The contrasting hues of the white collars and black clothing give depth and shape to Voltaire’s…show more content…
The left side of the face is created by a human form that appears angelic. The hair is made from golden angel wings. The gold and white color theme is consistent on one side of the face suggesting a “good” side. There is a hand outstretched from the angelic form and appears to be comforting a little boy playing a guitar. The image of the boy creates the philtrim of the face and the guitar gives shape to the mouth. The right side of the face appears to represent evil. The color theme is made up of darker hues. There is a figure cloaked in red that is evil in appearance. The hair on the right side is made up of black gargoyle-like wings, suggestive of something sinister. The figure is turned away from the boy playing guitar. The paintings Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire and Imagine have some similarities. They both are created using oil paint on canvas. Also, each piece contains the likeness of famous people, Voltaire, who was a writer and philosopher, and Lennon, a musician. In addition, these famous faces are given shape by human forms incorporated into each image. The illusion of Voltaire’s face is created by two merchants in the marketplace. John Lennon’s likeness is created using the angelic and evil-appearing

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