I am so proud of Drawing and Painting! Take a look at a few of the self-portraits from this year. Students used water-soluble wash pencils. They were studying Photorealism. Photorealism is based on using the camera and photographs to gather information and creating a work of art that appears photographic. The term is primarily applied to paintings from the art movement that began in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Photorealism was a reaction against Abstract Expressionism and grew out of Pop Art.