Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture resembling a high-resolution photograph. Hyperrealism is considered an advancement of Photorealism by the methods used to create the resulting paintings or sculptures. The term is primarily applied to an independent art movement and art style in the United States and Europe that has developed since the early 2000s.
- Research the artwork by photo-realistic and hyper-realistic painters and artists. Select Three different hyper-real paintings of interest, print off a picture for each one and write an art critique about each painting. Make comparisons between each piece and ensure you express your own personal opinion regarding all three paintings. Ensure you include the name of the artist and the title of the piece when writing your critique.
- Produce a hyper-real painting of a group of still life objects, informed by the work of Pedro Campos. Your painting must be highly detailed, showing reflective light work. Must take a minimum of three hours to complete.
Create a Still Life drawing in your choice of media. Arrange objects from your kitchen cupboards in a place where they can be left undisturbed while you work. This is an extended task and may take several days to complete, so if necessary you may work from your own photographs of your arrangement. Include the background of your piece. Your drawing must be a full page of A4 on plain paper and represent at least 2 hours of your best work. Deadline 14th December 2015.
ILA - Independent Learning Activities
- Research the definitions and origins of the art genres of Still Life and Hyperrealism. Write a fact file in your sketchbook listing 5 facts on each.
- Set up some different compositions of objects in your home and take your own photographs to work from.
- Take photographs of still life compositions with different themes to them: Kitchenware (metals and silvers which have lots of reflection and bend light), glassware (transparent, bend light), food tins and wrappers (graphic design, iconic, vivid colours), personal objects or settings (desk, bathroom cabinet, cupboard).
- Watch the videos below to see how an artist creates a hyper-real painting from start to finish.