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

Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of superrealism was in 1890

Dictionary Entries Near superrealism

Cite this Entry

“Superrealism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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