I lied about the other piece, this one is actually my favorite. A lot of Japanese artists use curls when sculpting. I see a lot of this when they are crafting dragons. The texture on this is so detailed it looks like a sponge.
Rough Sea at a Jetty, Jacob van Ruisdael, 1650s, From the collection of: Kimbell Art Museum
This painting shows texture without using texture. The paint is so detailed it fools you into thinking the waves are real and the clouds as well.
I chose this piece because it's extremely old. A lot of things in older eras had a lot of details on them when it wasn't necessary. You can see this in a lot of armor that was made compared to the protective gear we wear now.
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