Unbelievable Art

By Gregory Thielker

Hyperrealism was first brought into the mainstream spotlight through slideshows and presentations shared on social media. Facebook pages and Twitter feeds commonly shared links to websites touting titles like “50 images you won’t believe aren’t pictures” and “20 totally realistic paintings.” As a result, a movement of art was spread throughout the world as people became interested in these unique works. Both those who were interested in art and those with no knowledge of the field took interest in hyperrealism. Noteably, it may be the first movement of fine art that truly spread through the Internet. (Note: ASCII graphic art works, in which the artist uses a combination of keystrokes to make a picture, was probably the first art form shared through computers, however that was very clearly a “low art” movement, not “fine art.”)


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