So Many …isms, Part 8

Today’s topic is the Photorealistic style. Photorealistic paintings are based on photographs and are precise representations of the photo. Usually the painting is much larger in scale to the photograph.

The artist uses the camera and photograph to gather information. They use a mechanical or semimechanical (i.e projector or grid system) means to transfer the information to the canvas.
They also must have the technical ability to make the finished work appear photographic.

Some of the artists who were the first to use the photorealistic style of painting are: Richard Estes, Chuck Close, and Audrey Flack.

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3 Responses to “So Many …isms, Part 8”

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    Thank you Kelly for posting my artwork on your blog. It’s an honor to be listed along side these other phenomenal artists! Love your blog, you are now “bookmarked” 🙂

  2. Thanks for including me! Love the “isms” series, good job!

  3. what a great post…i’ve learned so much. these artists are truly amazing!

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