Definition of photorealist in US English:


noun & adjective

  • See photorealism

    • ‘Even a small photorealist oil painting of a beefy Brian Wilson with the singer's name attached in a glued-on label seems to be the product of a deeply devoted craft.’
    • ‘Chuck Close took portraiture to another level in the 1960s with his photorealist renderings of colleagues and friends.’
    • ‘At first glance, Dione appears to be a photorealist, for his large portraits are based upon well-known pictures and rendered in strikingly precise detail.’
    • ‘Known for his portraits of movie theaters across small town America, Davis Cone, a photorealist painter, has made a tribute to a New York City icon.’
    • ‘As a technical tour de force, the work is stunning, but its close relationship to photorealist sculpture is somewhat apart from the main thrust of Romero's work.’