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Superrealism


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A style of painting, and to a certain extent sculpture, popular in the United States and Britain from the late 1960s and characterized by its use of minute detail in its depiction of its subjects. A number of Superrealist artists used photographs as the basis of their work, projecting colour slides onto their canvases and often working to an over life-size scale. Leading American Superrealist painters include Chuck Close, Robert Cottingham, and Richard Estes.


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