Richard Estes – Painter of Photorealism

Photo-realism is the true art of deception. When I first saw the above image, I thought it was real; however, as I read on, I found out it was not. The detail is far beyond what I have seen as in reference to something portraying a real image. There are truly some creative people out there. But none more so that American artist Richard Estes.

Richard is best known for his photo-realist paintings. They often consist of clean inatimate scenes of cities. He is widely regarded as one of the founders of the photorealist movement of the 1960's. His paintings make you realize how even the mundane things in life can be quite beautiful. Hope you are as impressed as I am by Richard's work.