rhyparography

noun
rhypa·​rog·​ra·​phy
plural -es

Definition of rhyparography 

1 : the painting or literary depiction of mean, unworthy, or sordid subjects

2 : the painting of genre or still-life pictures

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History and Etymology for rhyparography

Greek rhyparographos painting sordid subjects (from rhyparos filthy, dirty + -graphos writing, painting—from graphein to write—) + English -y

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