Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting

This video features Katie Hall, Exhibitions Officer, introducing the exhibition ‚Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic painting‘. The exhibition showcases key photorealist artists from the 1960s to the present day and features realistic depictions of everyday objects and scenes which at first glance appear to be photographs. Photorealism is at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from 30th November – 30th March 2014 for more details visit

Artworks in this film are listed below in order of appearance:

Fairmont Hotel, 1991 © Bertrand Meniel, image courtesy of Collection Richard Alexandre.
White Chevy – Red Trailer, 1975 © John Salt, image courtesy of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Ochre Couch, 1975 © Jack Mendenhall, image courtesy of Jack Mendenhall.
Angus with Blue Butler, 1974 © Richard McLean, image courtesy of Centraal Museum, Utrecht.
Monaco Casino, 2009 © Robert Gniewek, image courtesy of Stephan Zwahlen – Courtesy of Persterer Contemporary Fine Art Gallery.
Pappy’s Place, Nashville, TN, 1985 © John Baeder, image courtesy of Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York.
Prout’s Diner, 1974 © John Baeder, image courtesy of Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia.
Butler Terrace, 1973 © David Parrish, image courtesy of F. Javier Elorza.
Wrecking Yard I, 1971 © Don Eddy, image courtesy of Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York.
Alameda Chrysler, 1981 © Robert Bechtle, image courtesy of Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York.
Before the Journey, 1986 © Charles Bell, image courtesy of Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York.
Catherine, 2013 © Yigal Ozeri, image courtesy of Private Collection Eileen Kaminsky.
Vegas, 2011 © Raphaella Spence, image courtesy of Private Collection, USA.
The Rookery, 1995 © Ben Johnson, image courtesy of Private Collection, London.

Images by courtesy of Institute for Cultural Exchange, Tübingen 2013

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Alex Jorge says:

BirminghamMAG this is my most of all favorite style of painting.
But If I ever did, I try to use different type of paint mixture.
Sadly in today's world any iPad and Phone APP can use a photo to do the job, You will never know, There are even Canvas specially made it for Computer Printers. after all Hyperrealism [the way I learn the name of this art long time ago] before airbrush makes everything easy. Only Bristle Brushes was at reach in those times. and I fall in love instantly when I saw those [jobs] for the first time. The good thing about this style is that [You Will Never Run Out of Ideas] even MACROS will do the trick.

Domingo Hernandez says:

en todas esas pinturas ¿donde esta la personalidad del pintor?Es frialdad de camara fotografica.

Mike Philbin says:

and I missed this.  :(

Tyler King says:

Sad that I missed this :(

i. Cali559. says:

i want to visit this place !

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