May 6, 2008

Rafał Olbiński’s beautiful surreal art

Filed under: art, Cool other, pictures and videos, Strange — Tags: , , , , — skeptisys @ 9:12 am

Rafal Olbinski manon lescaut woman peels face back reveal

I like my art like I like my women, surreal and Polish.   I have been looking at some of Rafel OIlbinski‘s art, and I wanted to share it with those of my readers who do not know him.  He is an excellent Polish surreal artist.

Technological advances have rendered many past art forms obsolete.  Realism, for example.  To paint or sketch realisticly, faces, people, or fruit used to be very popular – for good reason.  It requires tremendous talent and patience – but now with the advent of digital photography, who needs it?  Haven’t we seen the machines in shopping malls that pencil sketch your image in a few minutes?  Nobody uses it, but it only cost – how much?  a quarter?  dollar? If you paint a bowl of fruit and want more than a quarter for it, you will be in the mall for a long time, my friend.

I went to an exhibit in a New York Museum of Andy Warhol’s work.  You know, Campbell’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe ‘pop art’.  At the time, this work was special – turning the art establishment on its head by changing the definition of what is art.  But now, I can find better stuff in a split second with a search engine.

If you want to see galleries of Rafel Olbinski’s work, check herehere and here.  I can get lost in good art, and I just threw away my compass.

Rafal Olbinski pages book fly birds dream


  1. Thank you for sharing the link to Rafal Olbinski’s art.
    I agree his art is an extraordinary testament to integrity, spirit and adventure.
    These are the links to some of my favorite paintings.

    I also like paintings of surreal artist Jim Warren.

    Hope the readers will enjoy Olbinski’s and Warren’s artwork as well.

    Comment by Nikki — May 9, 2008 @ 6:19 pm

  2. Thanks, Nikki. Jim Warren’s art does look interesting.

    Comment by skeptisys — May 10, 2008 @ 11:37 am

  3. good potos

    Comment by jignesh — August 26, 2008 @ 12:07 pm

  4. you imagination is beyond measure!
    keep up the good work!

    Comment by simons — November 7, 2008 @ 1:50 pm

  5. i think that surrealsm is a rilly wiad way of puting art boecoseu you have to put thing that are smaill in bo thin’s that are biger that it selff

    Comment by shannen — January 7, 2009 @ 12:16 pm

  6. “i like my art like i like my women, surreal and polish” ?????? is this guy serious??!!! wow

    Comment by sara edning — February 22, 2010 @ 11:39 pm

  7. Wauw! amazing artworks!

    check out my surreal gallery if you have the time!

    Comment by sanderbos — April 4, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

  8. When I was in high school my art teacher Mrs. Karen Cooper told us she was the model for the Manon Lescaut work. Small world.

    Comment by Kirk — October 2, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

  9. how nice

    Comment by Jodi — October 17, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

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