hyperrealism

noun hy·per·re·al·ism \ ˌhī-pər-ˈrē-ə-ˌli-zəm , -ˈrēl-ˌi- \
Updated on: 16 Mar 2018

Definition of hyperrealism

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

hyperrealist

play \ˌhī-pər-ˈrē-ə-list, -ˈrēl-ist\ adjective

hyperrealistic

play \ˌhī-pər-ˌrē-ə-ˈli-stik, -ˌrēl-ˈi-\ adjective

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1937

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