D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts Exhibits
The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century
July 15th, 2008 through November 16th, 2008
Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Artists use the following rule of thumb for defining Realism: "If you can recognize a particular person, or identify a specific object or landscape view from a painting, it's Realism."
The arrival of photography in the mid-1800s forced artists to go beyond merely reproducing a likeness or scene. Movies, music videos and television have all changed the way we see action and the angle at which we view it. New art tools – from pre-mixed paints to computer-enchanced images – have also given today's artists new ways to express themselves. Working in a variety of media, the featured artists provide a snapshot of how Realism artists are approaching the art form today.
The juried exhibition was organized by the International Guild of Realism, and the tour was developed by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Missouri.