This photo was taken on a trip to Beijing, China in December of 2008. We were at the National Art Museum. Most of the art was figurative and exceptional well done and was representative of Chinese modern art. This particular oil painting of a young Chinese girl was surrounded by young art students. The only place I could get a good photograph of the painting was at the side. This male Chinese art student was intently studying the techniques in the painting. The denim jacket that the girl held was so well done, it was difficult to tell if it was a photograph or a painting. Here the only separation of the real boy from the painted girl is the ornate silver frame. The pale almost translucent skin of the girl contrasts with the rich light mocha color of the boy's face. Both have shiny black hair. There is a reflection in the painting of another student's face behind that of the girl, adding a ghostly touch. Who is more real, the girl or the boy?
To give my photographs a quality akin to a fine oil painting, I like to print them on medium-weight artist quality mat canvas and ship them ready for stretching and framing. The inks used to make the print are light fast and permanent and should last for well over 100 years. I spray a protective coating over the canvas to ensure that the image will have a long lifetime. This photograph is available in other sizes and on other media to suit your individual tastes and need by contacting me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.