When it comes to puzzles and optical illusions, netizens are instantly obsessed with trying to unravel the mystery. But it wasn’t the optical illusion that confused everything online these days, but the incredibly stunning paintings that weren’t photographs.
Chennai-based artist and photographer Varuna Shreethar has swept social media by sharing understated filter coffee paintings.The photo shows a piping hot coffee served in a small steel tumbler Dabara A saucer that can be cooled, and a special cooking utensil for serving drinks.
It all looked very real. It looked like a good camera shot until I zoomed in to see the newspaper near the coffee in detail. Even the coffee beans scattered on the wooden table resembled real coffee beans and didn’t look like they were painted.
I applied filter coffee! 🤧 pic.twitter.com/tmvMLoKVcb
— V (@VforVendakka_) April 21, 2022
Many people were distrustful and wondered why simple filter coffee photos were so popular, but young artists shared time-lapse videos and how amazing she was. I showed you what I drew.
Time lapse! Follow me on Instagram @ / eigteenpercentgray 🥺 ♥ ️ pic.twitter.com/Cfqgi9hX3Z
— V (@VforVendakka_) April 21, 2022
21-year-old artist said indianexpress.com She has been painting since she was a child. “I started painting at the age of two and I think she hosted her first exhibition at the age of four,” said a self-taught artist.
She has held more than a dozen exhibitions, but going viral online seemed like a new experience. She said, “When I painted the filter coffee, I didn’t expect it to be viral.”
Regarding the intricate details that captivated the netizens, she explained, “I wanted to incorporate hyperrealism and Impressionism into the art, so I left the texture of the painting raw.”
Many people mistaken her painting for a photo at first glance, so Varna said that was exactly what she was aiming for. “You can see the first stroke, but at the same time it looks like a photo. It was intentional, but I wasn’t trying to fool people online,” she received. I mentioned and added some disliked comments.
“My intention is not to duplicate a photo. That’s the purpose of the camera. I wanted to make a picture that resembles what you like very much,” she added.
With thousands of likes and thousands of comments over 48K on Twitter, tweets showing digital paintings have become a hot topic online. Many praised the artist for her endless talents and skills.
“If you look long enough, you’ll see the bubbles pop, which is amazing and looks like the real thing,” commented one user. “Great !! I almost ended up asking you: which camera and which filter?” I wrote another.
oh! Certainly wonderful. I thought it was a photo.
— Amit Paranjape (@aparanjape) April 21, 2022
I really thought this was a photo omfg This is so great !!
— Ishida (@ishimazumdar) April 21, 2022
same. I was scrolling and thought it was a picture. Then I checked and was disappointed ✋🏻😭
— Shreya (@ Shreya_1202) April 21, 2022
This is amazing! I can feel how hot it is 🙂
— Nitiya Rajagopal 🌸🎼 (@TheSakuraSong) April 21, 2022
What did she mean by drawing coffee? It looks like ordinary coffee, but nothing is drawn. Then it hit me … it’s not a photo. You are really talented. Wow ❤🔥🔥🔥
— Sai Udit Kumar (@yet_to_be_heard) April 21, 2022
Wow Only when I saw the newspaper and coffee seeds I realized it was a picture 👏 Dabara / cups, stainless steel glasses, and drinks look amazingly natural.
Timelapse has laid out your work in detail 🙏 Have anyone ever told you that you have the skills? 👍
—La.khan🇮🇳 (@ lakhan1971) April 21, 2022
BIRAH This is gasping
You are unrealistic m8 pic.twitter.com/wksdl6B0yu
— Millennial Alcon (@falcennial) April 21, 2022
This cannot be a drawing.impossible pic.twitter.com/SnrjzVWeQV
— Pranshu Shah (@ shahpranshu27) April 21, 2022
The top bubbling, how did you do it in the name of God?I want a filter kaaphi now
—Kris🦥 (@ noscreennames2) April 21, 2022
😲 Great! Even if you look at it 3-4 times, it looks like a real hot filter coffee ☕. Just by looking at the newspaper, you can see that it is a picture. Otherwise, this picture is a wonderful realism.
— Aaditya Kumar (@ Aaditya53259182) April 21, 2022
I’m watching a time-lapse video, but I can’t believe what’s in the picture. It looks like a photo.
Things that blow your heart. 👌👌👌😊
— Walter White (@bcchristopher) April 21, 2022
Oh Holly Hell! I can certainly smell the purest scent of its essence. And I’m drooling with that magical effect.
— VinC (@Saar_Castic) April 21, 2022