Robert Cottingham is one of the most influential pioneers of twentieth century American Photorealism. Known best for his meticulously composed paintings of aged signs, storefront marquees and railroad boxes, Cottingham has effectively crystallized the spirit of vintage America with his bold and arresting artwork.
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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...