photo-realism

Discipline: Art

(1960s)

Also known as Super Realism, this is a painting style which emulates the most sharply focused photographs; using precise, undifferentiated technique with no particular psychological meaning.

It grew from pop art and is best represented by the New York-based artist JOHN SALT.

Source:
G Battcock, Super Realism: A Critical Anthology (London, 1975)

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