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Magic Realism

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Rob Gonsalves

Sent to me by A.A. (No, not THAT AA. Their correspondence looks very different from this.)

Today, we’re taking a look at the amazing optical illusion paintings by Rob Gonsalves. Though the artist died at the early age of 58, he was certainly plenty productive while he was with us. Gonsalves liked to explore his child-like side, with dreamlike themes full of joy and imagination.

Gonsalves called his style magic realism, and I think that’s just about perfect. He seamlessly combined traditional, realistic subjects with amazingly creative twists and surprises. His mind-bending paintings fill me with wonder – even the darker ones.

You can see all of Rob Gonsalves’s work on his official website and on Facebook.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “Magic Realism

  1. This takes some serious talent not to mention the imagination to make it happen.

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  2. These are both fabulous pretty darn amazing!

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  3. Like is not the right word for their works. Beautiful, cleaver, immigration, outstanding only begins to describes their work, , Totally enjoyed it this morning. Hal

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  4. I am in love with Howling Wind although they are all stellar.

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  5. This is all so wonderful! Thank you for introducing me to the artist!

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