Photorealism is a form of art in which an artist recreates an exact replica of an object or scene as it would appear in a photograph. Photorealistic work is often based directly on a picture. The artist recreates every part of the subject of the piece down to the last detail.
One of the main attractions of photorealistic art is the recognition of the artwork as a piece of art, although it appears indistinguishable from a photograph. The realization of the skill, time, and dedication of an artist to make a work identical to that of a photo can be absolutely remarkable. For many people, photorealistic art is a beautiful indication of the unbelievable vastness of human capacity and skill.
Image: Ultimate Gumball by Charles Bell / Courtesy of Google Images.