A selection of marvelous hyper-realistic paintings of classical paintings tattooed on the female skin by Agnieszka Nienartowicz, a Cracow-based Polish artist specializing in fine art and hyper-realistic painting.
In painting, I have always been interested in people and have always painted people. I think that this is because man is a living being who has unique and the strongest features of all living beings: conscience, the ability to look deeply into the future and the past, faith in life after death, and the spiritual world. This means that man has a deep and complicated inner life and as a result of all these features, he is the only species on Earth who creates art. I love art, especially painting, and when I look at paintings I try to feel the emotions of its creator, understand his internal dilemmas and thoughts. I like to read biographies of artists, too. I gradually bring in/lead into my paintings with these ones, which influenced me in a particular way, initially putting them in the form of a background. I let them combine with my paintings and take on a new life, a new meaning. These paintings were important to me, so why shouldn’t I use them in my art as requisite, like props. It is also a kind of a dialogue with the creators of these works. After some time, I started to place fragments of old paintings in the form of paintings or tattoos on the bodies of people who I was portraying.Agnieszka Nienartowicz