John Baeder
American, b. 1938
Red Robin

lithograph on paper, 1980
15 1/2 x 25 5/8 inches
Gift of Eugene I. Schuster, 1997.44

Photorealism

September 12, 2015 - November 15, 2015

Graphics Gallery

Developed in the 1960s and aligned with Pop Art, Photorealism features ordinary elements of contemporary life such as vehicles, buildings, streets, and consumer products in an objective, almost clinical manner. Artists like Richard Estes, Audrey Flack, and Tom Blackwell use photography as a tool to help them reproduce the image as realistically as possible on paper or canvas. By considering the detailed focus, saturated colors, and highly reflective surfaces of photographic imagery these artists question the differences between reality and artificiality.