Definitions for "Photorealism"
Meticulously created paintings that look like photographs, and became popular during the 1970s.
refers to a style of painting and printmaking popular in the late 1960s and 1970s that featured detailed representational subjects (cityscapes, still-lifes, motor vehicles, portraits) based on photo images. More generally, it can refer to any photo-based, sharp-focused, highly detailed style.
Also known as Superrealism, a school of painting and sculpture of the 1960s and 1970s that emphasized producing artwork based on scrupulous fidelity to optical fact. Many of the artists used photographs as sources for their imagery.