TRADITIONAL ART DAY - Hyperrealism on dAFirst, lets talk about what Hyperrealism is and what it is not.TRADITIONAL ART DAY - Hyperrealism on dA by Denis-Peterson
Simply put, it is a school of art that is based on Photorealism, but which imposes additional visual dynamics. And before we begin, neither school of art is about merely copying photographs. Both schools of art are based on the artists intentions on making visual statements that essentially celebrate the ability of artists to articulate a visual symbol at least as well as, and in many cases, superior to, mechanical cameras.
Photorealism essentially emerged as a counter-culture movement to Pop by taking the commercial icons of movement and rather than giving them added credibility, depicted them as a part of everyday life. This school of art is ongoing and some Photorealists do cross over to Hyperrealism from time to time. As a splinter movement, Hyperrealism is relatively new, and distinguishes itself in several distinct ways.