Robert Gniewek, “Rosie’s Diner #10,” 2011, oil on canvas, Collection of Robert Mann

The Tampa Museum of Art is currently presenting an incredible range of hyperrealist paintings made over the last half-century during a must-see exhibition. However, it’s only up for a few more weeks!

On view through October 22 at the Tampa Museum of Art, “50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting” presents the work of some 30 artists known for their hyperrealistic depictions of ordinary objects and scenes of everyday life. “Art dealer and author Louis K. Meisel coined the term photorealism in the late 1960s to describe large-scale paintings created to look photographic,” the museum writes. “This exhibition features three generations of photorealist painters, including John Baeder, Robert Bechtle, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, Audry Flack, Ralph Goings, Yigal Ozeri, Raphaella Spence, and others.”

Audrey Flack, “Queen,” 1976, acrylic on canvas, Collection of Susan P. and Louis K. Meisel
Ralph Goings, “Collins Diner,” 1985-86, oil on canvas, Tampa Museum of Art

To learn more, visit the Tampa Museum of Art.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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