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addaword.gifdefinition of photorealism

noun
1
paintings or other images that are so realistic they are hard to distinguish from photographs
As a full-fledged art movement, Photorealism evolved from Pop Art and as a counter to Abstract Expressionism.
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.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/09/2012 09:51:00
Definition of photorealism from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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