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hyperrealism

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noun hy·per·re·al·ism \ˌhī-pər-ˈrē-ə-ˌli-zəm, -ˈrēl-ˌi-\

Definition of hyperrealism

  1. :  realism in art characterized by depiction of real life in an unusual or striking manner — compare photo-realism

hyperrealist

play \-list, -ist\ adjective

hyperrealistic

play \-ˌrē-ə-ˈlis-tik, -ˌrēl-ˈis-\ adjective


1937

First Known Use of hyperrealism

1937


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