Robert Longo's Perfect Gods

August 14, 2012

Discovery Channel kicked off this past Sunday night celebrating the start of their 25th year of Shark Week. I was curious how else sharks may have influenced culture beyond Jaws, eating Mythbusters, and of course leaping through the air in super slow motion. I was fortunate enough to come across Robert Longo, an amazing artist focusing on hyperrealism at massive scale. Longo released a series of charcoal drawings centered around none other than the Great White Shark, titled "Perfect Gods". Longo's drawings are just as incapsulating as the footage we'll see of the "ferocious man eater" during this years Shark Week. –Brent DCVII Gentile