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Uncanny Realities: The Intense World of Hyperrealism

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Hyperrealism, a genre of painting and sculpture resembling a high-resolution photograph, takes realism to an extreme level, where the artwork often looks more real than reality itself. Emerging primarily in the early 1970s, hyperrealism is an evolution of Photorealism but focuses more intensely on detail and the subjects' emotional, social, and cultural depiction. This art form isn't just about technical prowess; it's about creating a narrative that feels more vivid and intimate than our everyday experiences. Roberto Bernardi - Eclipse The genesis of hyperrealism is often linked to the Photorealists of the late 1960s and early 1970s, who were initially influenced by minimalist ideas. However, hyperrealists pushed further, incorporating texture, depth, and subtleties that go beyond mere photographic duplication. Artists like Chuck Close, who began with photorealistic portraits, ventured into hyperrealism by focusing on human features with such intensity and detail that every