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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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'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...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Interior Paintings

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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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, 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...
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2010s Photorealist Interior Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Bakersfield II", Hyper-realistic oil painting, graffiti landscape, photorealist
By Jessica Hess
Located in Philadelphia, PA
"Bakersfield II" is an original 24in x 24in photorealist oil painting on canvas by American artist Jessica Hess. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Jessica Hess now li...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Still Life with Black Background- Contemporary Figurative Realistic Oil Painting
Located in Warsaw, PL
AGNIESZKA STAAK-JANCZARSKA (born in 1994) A graduate of the State Secondary School of Art of Józef Kluza in Krakow. In 2020, she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in ...
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2010s Naturalistic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Butterscotch 2, colorful hyper realistic oil painting of yellow candy in wrapper
By Douglas Newton
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Super realistic colorful candy image Pop art sensibility Oil paint on canvas Doug Newton’s hyper-real paintings observe reality, explore translucency, reflections and luminosity, and...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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