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international art movement of the late 1960s and 70s that stressed the precise rendering of subject matter, often taken from actual photographs or painted with the aid of slides. Also known as superrealism, the style stressed objectivity and technical proficiency in producing images of photographic clarity, often street scenes or portraits. Well-known American photorealists include the painters Chuck CloseClose, Chuck
(Charles Thomas Close), 1940–, American painter, b. Monroe, Wash., grad. Univ. of Washington (B.A., 1962), Yale Univ. (B.F.A., 1963; M.F.A., 1964). After studying in Vienna (1964–65), he moved (1968) to New York City.
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 and Richard EstesEstes, Richard,
1936–, American painter, b. Evanston, Ill. One of the best-known American exponents of photorealism, Estes is noted for his street scenes.
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 and the sculptor Duane HansonHanson, Duane,
1925–96, American sculptor, b. Alexandria, Minn. A member of the superrealist movement of the late 1960s and early 70s, Hanson produced life-sized tableaux of realistic figures and props.
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See also contemporary artcontemporary art,
the art of the late 20th cent. and early 21st cent., both an outgrowth and a rejection of modern art. As the force and vigor of abstract expressionism diminished, new artistic movements and styles arose during the 1960s and 70s to challenge and displace
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Yet she rises above the rest (who are mostly young, photoshop-aided photorealist painters in oil) with her choice of medium - traditional printmaking.
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In our wired era, artists like the photorealist Richard Estes, who lives on Mount Desert Island, have been able to keep a base in Maine year-round while maintaining international careers.
Although there are still a lot of Christian "flash" pieces (those simple designs artists hang on the wall), there are also a lot of photorealist pieces and creative originals.
com) and really get to know my work, because I'm not a photorealist or classical realism artist.
Rabah makes these works by taking photographs to workshops in China, where teams of four or five people copy the images and turn them into large, photorealist oil paintings.
A current exhibition is the fantastic photorealist paintings of John Salt.
The London-born artist, who this year was voted the people's favourite for his detailed photorealist depiction of the Financial Fools' Day protest, outside the Bank of England, took the same award in 2006.
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EARTHLINGS: THE PAINTINGS OF TOM PALMORE deserves repeated and ongoing recommendation for any college-level arts library strong in the Photorealist movement.
One of the stunners in the show, though, should be the 55-inch-by-70-inch photorealist work Monopoli by talented young painter Raphaella Spence, who spent time dangling from a helicopter to shoot pictures of our own Sarasota shoreline in order to reproduce it in perfect detail; one local collector promptly snapped that one up before agreeing to display it here.