photorealism - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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/ˌfəʊtəʊˈrɪəlɪz(ə)m/
  1. 1
    art a style of painting or drawing in which images look so real that they are hard to distinguish from photographsThis meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 24/09/2012
  2. 2
    in the design of computer games, images that are so realistic they look real

    In order for this industry to truly reach the next level and expand into new genres, pure photorealism is needed, argues 2K Games boss Christoph Hartmann.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 24/09/2012

derived word

photorealist

 

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adjective, noun

They chose photorealist Jason Webb as their winner.