[foh-toh-ree-uh-liz-uh m]

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.

Sometimes photo realism.

Origin of photorealism

First recorded in 1960–65; photo- + realism
Related formspho·to·re·al·ist, noun, adjectivepho·to·re·al·is·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a style of painting and sculpture that depicts esp commonplace urban images with meticulously accurate detail
Derived Formsphotorealist, noun, adjective
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