In my first article 'Realistic people' I shallowly wrote about the several techniques you can use in producing an image of realistic looking people.
I also only shallowly mentioned the consept 'Realism' at all.
Now it's time to delve slightly deeper into those issues.
I wrote that Realism is a visual art style that depicts the actuality of what the eyes can see.
The style realism appears in art as early as 2400 BC. So there has been time for it to divide into different genres such as:
Classical realism which refers to an artistic movement in late 20th century painting that places a high value upon skill and beauty, combining elements of 19th century neoclassicism and realism,
Fantastic realism, a 20th century group of artists in Vienna combining techniques of the Old Masters with religious and esoteric symbolism,