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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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The gallery's extensive inventory includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints by acclaimed artists from significant Post-War movements including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, Minimalism, Pop Art, and Photorealism.
Yet alongside Goya and Eisenstein, the hypermediated, highly evasive nature of Longo's charcoal Photorealism becomes evident, proving, if anything, that history resides not in subject matter but in the work of art itself.
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PHOTOREALISM, Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
As well as colour and light I would say my work has a photorealism aspect to it, something I find appealing when looking at other art work.
MAKE and Take Art Session and Photorealism talk by John Salt, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham.
The game achieves a new level of photorealism using 3D scanning of the real environment and characters.
The exhibition will explore the book's themes and spans Cockrill's evolution from early photorealism to expressionism and abstraction.
Chartier is among the most renowned and revered artists of photorealism.
And so, like every visitor to the Gas Hall since the new Photorealism exhibition opened on Saturday, he's been fascinated with just how his fellow contemporary artists have painted their interpretations of the world around us so brilliantly.
Photorealism has taken hold in the home furnishings field, and the rug category is no exception.