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Oklahoma City Museum of Art opens Photorealism Revisited

Oklahoma City Museum of Art presents Photorealism Revisited an exhibition of 64 paintings rendered in a highly realistic, photographic style, on view from Jan. 24 through April 21.

Robert Neffson (American, b.1949). 57th Street, 2011. Oil on linen, 56 x 79 in. (142.2 x 200.7 cm). Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York . © Courtesy International Arts®.

The exhibition features approximately sixty works from some of the most well known Photorealist artists. Photorealism—the first modern movement to assert reliance on photography as a crucial part of the artistic process—has been an influential force on the art scene since the late 1960s. Though the original Photorealists were initially denounced for using photography, their work eventually gained recognition, becoming part of a resurgent interest in both painting and realism that flourished in the 1970s and has continued into the post-millennium years. The return of representation among avant-garde artists has also prompted a new review of photorealism that will be explored in Photorealism Revisited.

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