superrealism

noun
su·​per·​re·​al·​ism | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈrē-ə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce superrealism (audio) \

Definition of superrealism

1 : photorealism Superrealism (or photorealism) was a movement that recreated in two dimensions the look of photographs and in three dimensions used casting to achieve the utmost fidelity to reality.— Richard L. Lewis and Susan Ingalls Lewis
2 : surrealism It is not merely that superrealism wishes to introduce an element of the dream world into art; it definitely and defiantly proclaims the superiority of this dream-world …— Herbert Read

First Known Use of superrealism

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Superrealism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superrealism. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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