Friday, September 27, 2013

Photorealism at Yale Art Gallery

A photo of a painting of a photo
Robert Cottingham - 1970 Oil on Canvas.  
Photorealism is an art form where paintings are based on photographs.  The painter attempts to capture the detail and imperfection of photography's idiosyncracies, such as lens glare or other reflection, in the work.  Some of the iconic works of original photorealist painters from the late 1960's and early 1970's are on display until March 2014 at the Yale University Art Gallery.  The YUAG itself is looking more and more like a museum, these days.  Have you been there?
The Photorealism exhibit is on the Fourth Floor near the Red Grooms exhibit.  The museum is free and open to the public whenever it's open.
For more details about that, see the gallery site.

This is a photograph (not a painting).