Photorealism

   A figurative movement that emerged in the United States and Britain in the late 1960s and 1970s. The subject matter, usually everyday scenes, is portrayed in an extremely detailed, exacting style. It is also called superrealism, especially when referring to sculpture.

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  • photorealism — noun a style of art and sculpture characterized by the highly detailed depiction of ordinary life with the impersonality of a photograph. Derivatives photorealist noun & adjective photorealistic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • photorealism — pho•to•re•al•ism [[t]ˌfoʊ toʊˈri əˌlɪz əm[/t]] n. (sometimes cap.) fia a style of painting depicting scenes in meticulously realistic detail, in emulation of photography • Etymology: 1960–65 pho′to•re′al•ist, n. adj …   From formal English to slang

  • photorealism — /foʊtoʊˈriəlɪzəm/ (say fohtoh reeuhlizuhm) noun a style of painting which achieves a degree of realistic representation which is suggestive of a photograph. –photorealist, adjective, noun –photorealistic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • photorealism — photorealist, n., adj. photorealistic, adj. /foh toh ree euh liz euhm/, n. (sometimes cap.) a style of painting flourishing in the 1970s, esp. in the U.S., England, and France, and depicting commonplace scenes or ordinary people, with a… …   Useful english dictionary

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