The work of a realism artist is to accurately represent subject matter in a truthful manner, without the inclusion of artificial or speculative elements.
Photorealist paintings attempt to capture the visual world with the accuracy of a camera’s eye, and often mimics the depth of field and lens flare found in its photographic source material. In early photorealism, the uncanny precision gave the often dull subject a strange, almost surreal intensity. Artists working in this style create paintings which accurately represent real-world
objects, figures and landscapes in stunning, often painstaking detail.