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Incredible Art: This looks like a photo, it’s not

Incredible Art: This looks like a photo, it’s not

A new exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York set to showcase 1970’s art that illuminate the definition of photorealism.

Photorealism, the process of replicating a photograph through a different medium, was once considered a fad, but the 1970s arts movement has stood the test of time.

Now, nearly five decades after the term was first coined by art dealer Louis K. Meisel, the works of some of the movement’s most influential artists are being displayed together at “From Lens to Eye To Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today,” a new exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York.

The show features 40 paintings and 33 works, including “Hotel Empire” by Richard Estes, one of the fathers of the movement, as well as more recent contributions from the likes of Yigal Ozeri, Raphaella Spence and Bertrand Meniel.

“‘From Lens to Hand’ assembles key works from major public and private collections to survey a profoundly influential yet under-recognized art movement.

The more than seventy paintings and works on paper from the 1970s to today illuminate the very definition of photorealism since its founding,” says Terrie Sultan, Director of Parrish Art Museum.

The London-based artist’s background is also film, mostly children’s entertainment and puppetry, working on the film Labyrinth before turning to fine art with unnervingly lifelike results.

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