Despite the many stylistic revolutions of the last century, the old hidebound pursuit of the depiction of external reality has persisted. In some cases, the rendering of external reality is conservative, as in neo-traditionalism, which occupies its own world. In others, it's employed in what used to be called vanguard or cutting-edge art — for instance, in conceptual realism. And for the rest, the lingering realist sensibilities lie somewhere... More >>>