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Photography is a style of ultra-realist art which became popular during the nineteenth century.
edit The War of Photographic Aggression
During the twentieth century photography fought a bloody battle with non-realist styles of painting such as expressionism and cartoons. It is widely believed to have been one of the bloodiest wars in human history, involving many humans rights abuses on either side. One of the most notorious was the genocide of blue paint, after it declared alleigence to post-cartography (an anti-realist form of cartography once used by the Ordinance Survey). This war is often called The War of Photographic Aggression, but is known as The Cubist War in some parts of rural Angola.
During the Cold War, the Soviet Union spent many years desperately trying to catch up with the west. They developed their own form of photography, known as surrealism (or SURrealism - Soviet Union Republic realism), which was partially inspired by the earlier attempt of NSDAP to do so (nazirealism). This photography was mostly concentrated on communist women and men, however the USSR had none and so used normal women and men as a subject. After this has been revealed by the NATO, this photographic style failed.
This Soviet technique had only one significant effect on the future. Russian women, fearing that they photos of them would be taken at the moment when they least expect it, began wearing a heavy make-up without a break (its mass prevented it from getting gradually destroyed over time), for which they are still famous.
Due to the Cold War, the term 'developing countries' was introduced. Due to the increasing importance of pictures, many militia in African countries were backed by one of the two camps of the Cold War. In return, they would help develop pictures taken by their sponsor.
edit Different techniques
Photography usually begins with a sketch, made by an incredibly small artist inside a metal or plastic box. This sketch is then taken to a printing lab where it is elaborated by a larger, and a consequently more skilled, artist. The larger artist is able to add colours, something which cannot fit inside the small box. The small artist uses a complex shading method to denote the colour which the large artist should add.
edit Digital photography
Recent developments in artistic training have lead to digital photography. This is a form of photography in which the large artist is replaced by a medium-sized artist who can fit inside a home PC. The reason this is now possible is that the training of medium-sized artists no longer involves cutting off their fingers (or digits) hence the name digital photography.
edit See also
|Renaissance · Realism · Impressionism|
|Abstract · Abstract expressionism · Dada · Pop art · Futurism · Surrealism · Minimalism · Post-Modernism · Look, It's Art · Conceptual Art · Latteism · Photorealism · First Gradeism · Graffitism · Still life · Artistic License · Art That Looks Like Nothing · Bad Art|