It is true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. How else the painters can paint something so beautiful, often, solely by relying on their imagination and viewpoint. Though every painting is beautiful in their own way, most of the paintings follow a unique style of their own. One of the most explored genre of painting is the photorealism.
Let’s see how it began and what specialty it has-
The Art of Photorealism
Photorealism is the art movement that began at the end of the 1960s and the early of the 1970s. The one who used this term for the first time is Louis K. Meisel. He had written several books related to this art genre.
At first, photorealism was started in America. But soon, it spread out to Europe, where a number of artists produced their works after getting inspired by this art form. Although they did follow the American style, they still included their own characteristic as well.
Photorealists create their work by mimicking a certain object. Unlike other artists from different genres, they will not leave any details of the object. Because of their discipline in working the art, the result of it is so fantastic because of how they look exactly like the original object. It seems so similar that we will think it is a photo instead of painting. That’s why it is called as photorealism, which is photographic-realism.
The early works which involved photorealism are Big Self-Portrait (Chuck Close), Study VI, New York Harbor (Richard Estes), Energy Apples (Audrey Flack), Rick Mount (Howard Kanovits), and so on. Until these days, there are still many artists using this style and have exhibited their works at various art fairs and exhibitions.
The beauty created on canvas by these painters is beyond realistic. In an instant it will make you fall for them. It is kind of becoming the latest trend among new art aspirants and art lovers.
As you can see, photorealism is totally different from every other art form. Photorealism emphasizes details so it will look so real like a photo. You can see such artworks almost everywhere.
Hope this article will help you to understand photorealism art style a bit more. Don’t lose heart, if not, because you can always make trips to art fairs and art exhibition in India and discover them for yourself.