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Giant Head, Ben: Oil Painting

This oil painting by Naheem Shoa is over 20 times larger than an actual head and took over a year to complete. It is part of the collection at Hartlepool Art Gallery.

Try having a go at this activity

Have you ever seen the classic movie “Honey I shrunk the kids”? In the film, after the children are shrunk, normal objects appear huge. Obviously the children didn’t really shrink, this was done with film trickery.


Can you take a photograph of an object and make it look a lot bigger than it is?

This is a type of forced perspective photography. To do this you need to put an obect in the foreground and another object in the background. Have a play.  What photo trickery can you create?

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