These paintings really stood out to me because if you walk up close you are able to see that the individual details and strokes that make up the structures and the buildings . The black is just the background of the canvas and I think it is incredible how someone is able to outline objects and buildings like that without actually outlining it. It gave me the feeling to think outside of the norm and to visualize surroundings and layouts even if they are not present.
These paintings were astonishing to me because that was what they were, paintings. But the amount of detail that was put into the picture made them look like actual photographs. When I first looked at it I thought it was just the usual "photograph showing perception and depth", etc. After reading the brief statement about the artwork, I was extremely shocked to find out it was a painting. This piece really made me appreciate and recognize the amount of detail that can go into every painting.