Throughout history, people usually sought a way to escape from sometimes cruel reality, so fantasy and surreal art were born. However, in the ancient Greece realism started to gain popularity. Now, let’s fast forward to our modern society where this form of art skyrocketed. During the 1960s and 1970s, people were simply crazy about this new, cutting-edge form of art and eventually two new genres were born – Photorealism and Hyperrealism. Nowadays, there are plenty of artists who perfected these skills and they’re creating unbelievable things. That’s why we decided to show you 15 incredibly realistic paintings you probably would’ve thought were photographs.