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photorealism

[ foh-toh-ree-uh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊˈri əˌlɪz əm /
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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 .

Origin of photorealism

First recorded in 1960–65; photo- + realism

OTHER WORDS FROM photorealism

pho·to·re·al·ist, noun, adjectivepho·to·re·al·is·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for photorealism

photorealism
/ (ˌfəʊtəʊˈrɪəˌlɪzəm) /

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

Derived forms of photorealism

photorealist, noun, adjective
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