Art Terms

Figure: A representation of a human figure.

Realism: An artwork that represents a subject with accuracy in regards to appearance. Subject matter is concerned with everyday events and social conditions.

Photorealism: Photorealism is an art movement where the paintings created closely resemble photographs. The goal of photorealism is to recreate the image as realistic as possible. This movement began in the late 1960’s and artists still use this technique today.

Art Movement

New Objectivity: A movement that started in opposition to Expressionism.  It is characterized by a realistic style combined with a cynical and socially critical stance.