a style of painting flourishing in the 1970s, especially in the U.S., England, and France, and depicting commonplace scenes or ordinary people, with a meticulously detailed realism, flat images, and barely discernible brushwork that suggests and often is based on or incorporates an actual photograph.
- Sometimes photo realism .
- pho·to·re·al·ist, noun, adjective
- pho·to·re·al·is·tic, adjective
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How to use photorealism in a sentence
“Our evaluation of the photorealism of AI-synthesized faces indicates that synthesis engines have passed through the uncanny valley and are capable of creating faces that are indistinguishable—and more trustworthy—than real faces,” the authors wrote.People Trust Deepfake Faces Generated by AI More Than Real Ones, Study Finds | Edd Gent | February 21, 2022 | Singularity Hub
The portrait of Beyoncé might not have the photorealism of his Morgan Freeman masterpiece, but it sure does come damn close to it.This iPad Finger Painting of Morgan Freeman Is Amazingly Realistic | Chancellor Agard | December 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for photorealism
a style of painting and sculpture that depicts esp commonplace urban images with meticulously accurate detail
- photorealist, noun, adjective
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