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A style of painting that resembles photography in its meticulous attention to realistic detail.

pho′to·re′al·ist adj. & n.
pho′to·re′al·is′tic adj.


(Art Terms) a style of painting and sculpture that depicts esp commonplace urban images with meticulously accurate detail
ˌphotoˈrealist n, adj


(ˌfoʊ toʊˈri əˌlɪz əm)

n. (sometimes cap.)
a style of painting depicting scenes in meticulously realistic detail, in emulation of photography.
pho′to•re′al•ist, n., adj.
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The distinctions between photorealism and abstraction often blur upon direct evaluation.
Media Contact: David Muller, Photorealism, 561-886-8288, david@photorealism.
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