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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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I still think I'm one of the best artists with a spray can in the world, a pioneer of photorealism with a spray can and a real innovator and I want to go as far as I can.
This weekend is your last chance to see the stunning Photorealism exhibition, which includes two works by Birmingham-born artist John Salt.
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Although there is much to commend - Alan McKernan's beautiful black and white photography and the photorealism of Bev Evans's Exchange Flags Silhouettes, with its striking skyline statues - we have to cut to Stephen Collett's mixed media collage, Planning Permission Approved, or Tony Evans' bronze relief, Liverpool Waterfront, to find true innovation.
I had taught units on photorealism in the past using traditional media, and noticed the attention students had given to one artist example in particular that had been put up as a visual reference: Fanny, created by Chuck Close, using fingerprints.
and Golec (design history, School of Art Institute of Chicago) have collected these articles for art, architecture and design scholars that covers such topics as photorealism, representations of the American landscape and the cultural influences of billboards and signs.
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This innovative perception and composition of visual reality came to be called superrealism or photorealism, a new art movement co-founded by Estes in the late 1960s (5).
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