The Principles of American Photorealism: From Photographs to Paintings
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The Principles of American Photorealism: From Photographs to Paintings

Abstract

American photorealism was an art movement born in the late 1960s in the USA, from where it travelled to the European continent over the following decades. Drawing inspiration from pop-art iconography, it resolutely stood in opposition to abstract expressionism, conceptualism and minimalism. Its uniqueness was rooted in a new medium, which it began to employ in the creation of its paintings: photography, which in this way established new relationships with painting and brought several crucial issues for the theory of art of the period to deal with. This study focuses on two of them: the issue of the truth of the photographic medium and the reproducibility of a work of photorealism.

 

Key words

Linda Nochlin. Painting. Photography. Photorealism.

 

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IHRINGOVÁ, K.: The Principles of American Photorealism: From Photographs to Paintings. In European Journal of Media, Art and Photography, 2022, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 66-73, ISSN 1339-4940.