The Secret Use Of Photography In Paintings Revealed
It is suspected that the influence of photography's use in paintings has been in practice since the time of Johannes Vermeer and maybe earlier on since the invention of the camera obscura. Even though the camera has been available for centuries, film was not invented until the 1800's. There are several styles which developed from the use of photography. Precisionism for example which celebrated the modernization of the American landscape. Found photographic subjects were placed with precision into the painting hence the birth of the term. In the 1960's Photorealism became popular. Photorealism then sprang Hyperrealism which is basically a photorealistic painting with enhanced colors or exaggerated distored sizes and shapes such as the use of zooming into a piece and painting the details to the tiniest view which the human eye would not have been able to detect otherwise. We are going to take a look at some of these artist's work and reveal their use of photography.