Photo-realistic paintings are artworks that are created to look as lifelike as possible, often to the point of being mistaken for a real photograph. These paintings require a high level of skill and attention to detail, and usually involve the use of techniques such as trompe-l’œil and hyperrealism. Artists who create photo-realistic paintings typically work from photographs or real-life models, carefully replicating every aspect of their subject, including lighting, texture, and color. The end result is often a painting that is so realistic that it can be difficult to distinguish from a photograph. Some of the most well-known photo-realistic artists include Chuck Close, Richard Estes, and Audrey Flack.