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photorealism

[foh-toh-ree-uh-liz-uh m] /ˌfoʊ toʊˈri əˌlɪz əm/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
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.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; photo- + realism
Related forms
photorealist, noun, adjective
photorealistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for photorealism

photorealism

/ˌfəʊtəʊˈrɪəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
a style of painting and sculpture that depicts esp commonplace urban images with meticulously accurate detail
Derived Forms
photorealist, noun, adjective
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