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verism

(vēr`ĭzəm), artistic style in which photographic realism is combined with hallucinatory or ironic images. Its practitioners, including Salvador DalíDalí, Salvador
, 1904–89, Spanish painter. At first influenced by futurism, in 1924 Dalí came under the influence of the Italian painter de Chirico and by 1929 he had become a leader of surrealism.
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 and Yves TanguyTanguy, Yves
, 1900–1955, French surrealist painter. At first a merchant seaman, he saw a picture by Chirico in 1923 and instantly decided to take up painting. He created vast imaginary dream landscapes, in which float strange, often amorphous, objects and
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, often make use of Renaissance concepts of perspective and various academic conventions. The style is also termed veristic surrealismsurrealism
, literary and art movement influenced by Freudianism and dedicated to the expression of imagination as revealed in dreams, free of the conscious control of reason and free of convention.
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Glitter and Doom, German Portraits from the 1920s, mounted by the Metropolitan Museum from November 14, 2006, through February 19, 2007, closely connected the "new objectivity" of the Weimar painters to the verism of photography.
In contrast to this popular apologetic literary type a small number of writers, in particular those of the Gruppe 47, such as Heinrich Boll and Hans-Werner Richter, propagated a new verism in German post war literature.
He knew Italian and French well and in his later literary development showed influences of Italian verism and French naturalism.
We mustn't forget painters of this sort, but retrieve several works by Peter [van Laer] to study verism and tincture; although others have argued that his works are rendered vile by their comic nature.
23-42), which offers an impressively rich and clear account of the key modalities of Cocteau's film-making (such as realism, verism, poetry, and autobiography), and Rebecca Conolly's powerful feminist study of Orphee (pp.
of Experimental Fictions: From Zola Naturalism to Verga's Verism (1999), and has written over a dozen articles on nineteenth-and
Experimental Fictions: From Emile Zola's Naturalism to Giovanni Verga's Verism.
Although the so-called Antoninus Pius fits comfortably with the rest of Antico's oeuvre, the other three display an interest in characterization, a kind of verism that is not otherwise evident in Antico's work, not even in his medallic portraits.
Beyond their evocation of this art-historical hero, the paintings' style also recalls the verism of Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity), with its freakish exaggerations--for example, the work of Otto Dix, whose portraits feature similarly overdrawn wrinkles and aberrantly oversize hands.
As for the strikingly obvious, it is easy to compare works of like subject matter--Caravaggio's Young Sick Bacchus (1593-94), for instance, became the template for the Dutch artist Gerrit van Honthorst's own version, painted with unabashed verism, which he entitled Smiling Young Man Squeezing Grapes (1622).
Bontecou may have been drawn to the verism of the Revell models in a desire to play with war toys, but she engaged in an activity gendered male in her youth.