The Death of a PhotorealistThe Death of a Photorealist or the insignificance and treason of imagesThe Death of a Photorealist6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
An original story by Gromyko
Once upon a time a very skilled painter painted a picture of an apple by copying it from a photograph taken by his friend...
he painted the apple so well that one might have mistaken it for an actual photograph.
He exhibited the painting and received praises for his extraordinary skill in duplicating the actual photograph...
The apple had became some sort of a celebrity among the artworks in the exhibit.
The artist became famous.
Then came the angel of God to the artist in a dream.
He told the painter..."do you honestly believe that god takes pleasure on your works?" "do you think that you are good because you have painted the apple so well that people mistakes it for an actual apple?"
No my lord, said the painter...i painted it because im good at painting things i like to paint...
"do you think the lord delights on you reason?, do you think that you are delightful becaus