Find your next artwork from our selection of realist art for sale. Realistic art is characterised by subjects painted in anything from a natural to an almost photographic way. The style is partially inspired by Realism, a movement that emerged in France in the 1840’s as a rejection of Romanticism. Kick things off by browsing our Realistic Paintings and Realistic Photography, or choose something a little different from our Realistic Collage.
Some of our most striking realistic artworks are photographic. Jenny Boot, who once painted and then turned to photography as a more precise medium of expression is a recent graduate in fashion photography who lets the viewer escape into and puzzle over her compositions.
Unlike the romantics, realists portrayed real and typical contemporary people with truth and without avoiding some of the more difficult or frowned upon aspects of life. Realistic art has been known to create controversy with its criticism of social values and for not smoothing over certain aspects of modern life. Georgia Peskett is a painter who’s realistic art stands out to us. Her paintings depict unremarkable elements of daily life that are often ignored.
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