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Enjoy the hyper-realism paintings of Seville, Spain artist, Almunia de Miguel.  Outstanding painter!

You may also enjoy the hyperrealism artwork of Manuel Higueras, Carlos Bruscianelli, and Juan Carlos Ospina Ortiz.

Sunlit
                    Rocks and Water
Sunlit Rocks and Water
Oil painting on canvas
39 1/2 x 39 1/2"
Signed by the artist
$4,800


View this video to see additional paintings by Almunia de Miguel! 
What may appear to be a photograph is not; it is a painting!




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Boats at
                    Low Tide
Boats at Low Tide
Oil painting on canvas
39 x 35"
Signed by the artist
$4,800

Harbor
                    Sunset
Harbor Sunset
Oil painting on canvas
35 x 46"
Signed by the artist
$5,700


Almunia de Migeul
Art critic Joaquín Castro San Luis
Member of the National Association of Art Critics

(After the Spanish text there is a very rough English translation.)

Múltiples son las expresiones que la pintura puede utilizar para expresar lo más profundo del ser humano, que son sus sentimientos.

Almunia de Miguel practica esos sentimientos que están muy dentro de él y hace una pintura auténtica, nacida en el conocimiento de la técnica, del dibujo, del color; hoy la escuela académica y el saber pintar marcan las diferencias. Es uno de los pintores que cultivan la figuración y demuestra que a través de ella puede también investigarse. En su obra hay una serie de objetos que, sin duda, están dotados de un encanto especial y que a todos nos despiertan sentimientos, recuerdos y vivencias. Y con esta clase de objetos, siempre humildes, siempre portadores de una gran carga de humanidad, construye sus composiciones, bellas y equilibradas. Todo ello bien rimado: juego de luces, sombras, oscuridades profundas; rodeando los elementos de sus composiciones. Y estos objetos dispuestos sobre maderas o paños descritos con absoluto detalle.

Pintura realista, impactante siempre, construida sobre la precisión en el dibujo y el despliegue de una amplia paleta que rinde culto a la realidad. Y siempre la exhibición, especialmente cuando desgrana transparencias de cristales, matizados de brillos de viejos cobres... todo lo que le sirve de soporte para sus descripciones.

Es artista que se ha mantenido fiel a un criterio de exigencia, de calidad, criterio que ha podido sostener porque está sobrado de facultades. Es riguroso con su hacer. Lo suyo es pintar, es recrearse en las increibles transparencias de un cristal, en los reflejos de una cerámica o los brillos de una seda. Su pintura es un puro ejercicio de orfebre superdotado. Puede poner veinte elementos en sus composiciones o uno sólo; igual muestra su dominio absoluto de lo que es pintar. Ante su obra se puede hablar de investigaciones y búsquedas.

Su técnica la desarrolla en el óleo, sin encontrar dificultades, combinando un trazo firme con la delicadeza de lo entresoñado, que una y otra vez nos revela en sus composiciones la realidad en un aire de simplicidad, pueden ser unos limones solitarios, o unas naranjas, o una tímida rosa, con la elegancia de sus pétalos, pero todo lleno de misterio, adentrándonos en una calma teñida de sabiduría.

Dibujante riguroso y pintor con capacidades para alcanzar calideces. Sus líneas definen, articulan y configuran las partes y el todo; en realidad es lo principal en su obra. Y sin dejar la figura de la que es maestro, se introduce en el mundo del bodegón, dotándolo de idénticas calidades cromáticas sin que nada sobre y, a la vez, sin que nada falte.

La versatilidad de la técnica del óleo le permite una extraordinaria variedad de tratamientos de la forma.

Almunia de Miguel pinta con calma, valora las luces, declina realidades y al mismo tiempo nos cuenta lo que le gusta hacer, siendo ajeno a todo lo que no sea pintar. Es feliz entregado a su arte. Envidiable.

Approximate English translation below

There are multiple expressions that painting can use to express the deepest human being, which are his feelings.

Almunia de Miguel practices those feelings that are very within him and makes an authentic painting, born in the knowledge of technique, drawing, color; Today the academic school and the knowledge to paint mark the differences.  He is one of the painters who cultivate the figuration and shows that through it can also be investigated. In his work there are a series of objects that, undoubtedly, are endowed with a special charm and that we all wake up feelings, memories and experiences. And with this kind of objects, always humble, always bearers of a great load of humanity, builds their compositions, beautiful and balanced. All this well rhymed: play of lights, shadows, deep darkness; Surrounding the elements of his compositions. And these objects arranged on wood or cloths described in absolute detail.

Realistic painting, shocking always, built on the precision in the drawing and the deployment of a wide palette that lends itself to reality. And always the exhibition, especially when it reveals transparencies of crystals, tinted with glitter of old copper ... everything that serves as support for their descriptions.

He is an artist who has remained faithful to a criterion of exigency, of quality, criterion that he has been able to sustain because he is left with faculties. It is rigorous with its doing. His job is to paint, to recreate in the incredible transparencies of a glass, in the reflections of a ceramic or the glitter of a silk. His painting is a pure exercise of gifted goldsmith. You can put twenty elements in your compositions or one only; Equal shows his absolute mastery of what is to paint. Before his work it is possible to speak of investigations and searches.

His technique develops it in the oil, without encountering difficulties, combining a firm stroke with the delicacy of what is included, that again and again reveals in his compositions the reality in an air of simplicity, they can be solitary lemons, or oranges , Or a timid rose, with the elegance of its petals, but all full of mystery, entering into a calm tinged with wisdom.

Rigorous painter and painter with capacities to reach calideces. Its lines define, articulate and shape the parts and the whole; Is actually the main thing in his work. And without leaving the figure of which he is a teacher, he enters the world of still life, endowing it with identical chromatic qualities without anything over and, at the same time, without nothing missing.

The versatility of the oil technique allows for an extraordinary variety of form treatments.

Almunia de Miguel paints calmly, values ​​the lights, declines realities and at the same time tells us what he likes to do, being oblivious to everything that is not painting. He is happy given to his art. Enviable.

Joaquín Castro San Luis
Member of the National Association of Art Critics

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