If the shroud was created by an artist, perhaps the best genre to classify it would be realism — or most specifically, hyperrealism or photorealism.
“Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture resembling a high-resolution photograph. Hyperrealism is considered an advancement of photorealism by the methods used to create the resulting paintings or sculptures.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperreal … sual_arts)
“Photorealism is a genre of art that encompasses painting, drawing and other graphic media, in which an artist studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible in another medium.”
The shroud body image, scourge marks, and blood stains are so well depicted that many medical doctors consider it authentic.
“The authenticity of the Shroud from the point of view of anatomy and physiology is a scientific fact.”
Dr. Pierre Barbet
“If this is the work of a forger, than the forger would have to have been a trained anatomist, for there is not one single blunder. Indeed, anatomy bears witness to authenticity.”
“The evidence of a scourged man, who was crucified and died of suffocation is clear cut. The markings on this body are so clear and so medically accurate that they are, in my opinion, beyond dispute.”
Dr. Robert Bucklin, Chief of the Forensic Medical Division in the Los Angeles County Coroner-Medical Examiner Office
“It is not an unreasonable conclusion for the forensic pathologist to determine that only one person historically is undergone this sequence of events. That person is Jesus Christ.”
“There is no question there was a crucified man in this cloth.”
Dr. Gilbert Lavoie
“The perfect correspondence of the four head blood clots gives us the certainty that the Shroud covered the corpse of a man while alive endured the lesion of these blood vessels.”
Dr. Sebastiano Rodante
“from the evidence of the bloodstains alone this is clearly not a human forgery.”
Prof J. Malcolm Cameron
The investigation was by far the most intricate, intriguing, and challenging experience of my career. As a chief medical examiner – forensic pathologist, I had investigated some of the most complicated, puzzling, bizarre, and horrific forensic cases that included homicides, suicides, drug deaths, vehicular accidents, suspicious deaths, child abuse case, poisonings, and the like. None compared to the intricacies that confronted me during my probe into the death of Jesus. In a sense, the process was like conducting an autopsy across the centuries. This lifelong study challenged the entire range of my scientific and medical background in the areas of forensic pathology, medicine, cardiology, anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, biophysics, physics, computer science, pharmacology, inorganic and organic chemistry botany.
Dr. Frederick Zugibe, Chief Medical Examiner of Rockland County New York
More medical doctors on the shroud:
https://www.academia.edu/50848702/Indiv … d_of_Turin
However, hyperrealism is considered to have started in 1960 to 1970s.
The term is primarily applied to an independent art movement and art style in the United States and Europe that has developed since the early 1970s.
“Hyperrealism has roots only as far back as the late 1960s to early 1970s, making it a relatively new art movement by most standards.”
Should the TS artist be rightly credited as creating the first hyperrealistic/photorealistic artwork?
Since the shroud is even able to convince medical doctors, should it be classified into its own genre called uberrealism?