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|See Also:||Photo Reference, fanart, List of Fanart Genres|
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Photorealism is an art genre and movement characterized by precise attention to detail, creating an effect that is virtually indistinguishable from a photograph. Photorealists make heavy use of photo references.
Although a large body of fanart past and present is done in a "realistic" or "transparent" style, true photorealism in fanart is relatively rare.
Photorealist paintings--original artwork, digital or traditional, using photographs as references--should not be confused with photomanips, which reassemble preexisting images and sometimes create the illusion of being a photograph.