Unbelievably Realistic Paintings

Looks like real black and white photographs, but these are Spanish painter Juan Bautista Nieto’s hand paintings work. And wonder how he can draw such perfect human bodies, the answer is: he studied medicine before studying art.


He uses a combination of acrylic and oil paint, and he paints with an air-brush method. He uses a lot of time on each painting because he wants it all to be very detailed, so he produced a couple of paintings every year.


He says himself that only one painting take about 6 to 9 months to finish. In his work you will see a lot of female bodies, either dressed or half undressed.


The work is so delicate that you can sit a really long time just staring at them trying to figure out one flaw that would make it look more like a painting than a photo. Other realistic paintings are these cinematic paintings.