People have a fascination with those things that seem to defy reality, which is why examples of extreme photorealism tend to see a lot of traffic.
It's hard to look away from the works of Ron Mueck, Evan Penny and Jamie Salmon without shock and awe because the artists capture the human physique and emotions in ways that were once thought of as impossible.
Take a look through this intriguing cluster to see some really mind-blowing examples of extreme photorealism at its best.
From Photorealistic Sculptures to Detailed Sketches
Paintographs by Sarah Graham
Giants and Midgets
Ron Mueck Exhibition
Photorealistic Erasable Art
Comic Book-Inspired Pen-and-Ink Works by Minni Havas
Evan Penny's 'Giant' Works Of Art Look So Real, It's Freaky
Sculptures of Everyday People
Duane Hanson Captures Middle-Class America
Photorealistic Pet Illustrations
Insane High-Detail Drawings From Paul Lung
Jamie Salmon Creates Frighteningly Life-Like Art
Vibrant Photorealistic Paintings
Diego Gravinese's Pop Art is Exceptional
Human Silicone Sculptures
Sam Jinks' Art is Hauntingly Real
Humanized Street Art in Europe Looks Like Digitalized Photos
Photorealistic Pencil Sketches
Pinched Flesh Drawings by Cath Riley Look Too Real