Richard McLean was a leading artist in the Photorealist movement. He was born in 1934 in Hoquiam, Washington. Known for his paintings of horses with their owners, he used black and white photographs from monthly magazines dedicated to horse breeding and showmanship.
“His paintings are subsumed by a type of California spirit evident in their vibrant colors, which are reminiscent of Technicolor films or commercial photography. One of the 13 seminal Photorealist painters, McLean is also one of the foremost painters of horses in contemporary art.”
50 Years of Realism - Photorealism to Virtual RealityRio de Janeiro (21 May - 29 July), Brazil 7 Nov 2018 - 29 Jul 2019The aim of ’50 Years of Realism – From Photorealism to Virtual Reality’ is to present to the Brazilian audience a rich exhibition of a few well-established contemporary hyperrealist artists working today, some of whom are showing their work in Brazil for the first time. The exhibition includes works by...
Photorealism of the 1960sJanuary 10, 2018Photorealism is a painting style that emerged in Europe and the USA in the late 1960s, the movement stemmed from a reaction against abstract expressionism which occurred after the Second World War. Ralph Goings 'Still Life with Pitcher' Watercolour, 20 x 34 cm Photorealism rejected the painterly qualities by which art had previously being recognised, and instead attempted to reproduce compositions which the camera could record. It is characterised by its painstaking detail and precision as well as a desire to be emotionally neutral which led to banal subject matter...