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What is the most realistic painting in the world?

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While there is no consensus for the world's most realistic painting, there are many artists who are exploring hyperrealism, an extension of photorealism that evokes the illusion of photography and photographic images. Well-known hyperrealists include Jason de Graaf, Gustavo Silva Nuñez, Simon Hennessey and Carole Feuerman.
1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
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A Scent of Light 3D Wood Mixed Media Sculpture Painting Hyper Realistic
By Jeff Pullen
Located in Miami, FL
A three dimensional painting done on wood shutters, plexi, and other found objects depicting the captivating scenes of Miami's South Beach. This hyper realistic work looks real enoug...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil, Plexiglass, Wood

'Pagoda' Beautiful, Realistic Oil Painting
By Le Nhu Ha
Located in Purchase, NY
'Pagoda' features immense detail and nuances between shadings of light and dark, sunlight and shadows. The majority of the colors in his works highlight a darker shade, which focuses...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Tightness - Large Format Painting, Realistic Oil Painting, Female Portrait
By Sylwester Stabryła
Located in Salzburg, AT
The main themes of Sylwester Stabryla’s creations are private scenes that create determined series, for example: “From the history of a submarine”, “Big boys”, “Kitchen stories”, ”Be...
Category

2010s Photorealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Anonymous Collaborators", Hyper-realistic, oil painting, graffiti landscape
By Jessica Hess
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Original oil painting on canvas by Jessica Hess measuring 30in x 30in. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Jessica Hess now lives and works in San Francisco, Californ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

New York City Diner Realistic Oil Painting Michael Budden
By Michael Budden
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Transparency & Reflection, A NYC Diner is a realistic oil painting by award winning contemporary artist Michael Budden that showcases multiple levels of imagery. Dealing with both r...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Iridescence, super realistic oil painting of colorful iridescent ribbons
By Douglas Newton
Located in Brooklyn, NY
colorful ribbons Oil on canvas Doug Newton’s hyper-real paintings observe reality, explore translucency, reflections and luminosity, and dazzle the viewer with all the ways light can...
Category

2010s Photorealist Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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