[ foh-toh-ree-uh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊˈri əˌlɪz əm /
noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
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.
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Sometimes photo realism .
OTHER WORDS FROM photorealismpho·to·re·al·ist, noun, adjectivepho·to·re·al·is·tic, adjective
Words nearby photorealism
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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|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for photorealism
/ (ˌfəʊtəʊˈrɪəˌlɪzəm) /
a style of painting and sculpture that depicts esp commonplace urban images with meticulously accurate detail
Derived forms of photorealismphotorealist, noun, adjective
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