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.
Also, photo realism.

1960–65; photo- + realism

photorealist, noun, adjective
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photorealism (ˌfəʊtəʊˈrɪəˌlɪzəm)
a style of painting and sculpture that depicts esp commonplace urban images with meticulously accurate detail
n, —adj

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But he became dissatisfied with the direction his work was taking, which in some cases veered toward a form of photorealism.
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