Since the ancient Greeks, realism has been aspired by Western art lovers, but during the late 1960s and '70s the popularity of highly-realistic drawings reached its peak. Thus, Photorealism and Hyperrealism were born. These perspective drawing genres are still popular, and some artists master their technique so successfully that it becomes hard to tell an oil painting or a pencil drawing from a photograph. Bored Panda collected some of the best examples of this cool art and made a stunning list for you to enjoy.
However, although often mixed, Photorealism differs from Hyperrealism in a couple of ways. Photorealists aim to reproduce an image using a different medium and distance themselves from adding emotion and intent into their realistic art. At the same time, hyperrealists want to insert narration and feelings into their work. The latter movement has its roots in the philosophy of Jean Baudrillard, "the simulation of something which never really existed." Now, scroll down and see for yourself if you can spot the differences between these two genres in the unique art list below.