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(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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HARTLAUB DIVIDED Neue Sachlichkeit into two parties: a "left wing" of "Verists" like Dix, committed--through "obsessive self-exposure"--"to unveil the reality of chaos as the true countenance of our time," and a "right wing" of "classicists" like Schrimpf, concerned, in the face of this same chaos, to find "timeless values" and "to sanctify everything sound and healthy." (4) This binary is a stark one, however, and exceptions crop up everywhere.
FOR HARTLAUB, the Verists worked to probe the chaos of the time, while the classicists sought to escape it; but this does not exhaust the neusachlicb reactions to the turmoil of the Weimar Republic.
Yet, Pugliese was nevertheless able to maintain the most important verist elements and themes of Il marchese di Roccaverdina.
The problem that so many scholars have grappled with, then, is not Dix's classification as a verist, but rather how his work relates to party politics.
I will demonstrate, first, Neera's status as verist writer in late-nineteenth-century Italian literary circles.
In an attempt to let the characters "speak for themselves," Italian verist writers adhere to the naturalist canon of impersonality by limiting narratorial description to a minimum and by privileging dialogue and indirect discourse.
The first novel for which Neera begins to gain critical recognition as verist writer is Un nido (1880), her fourth novel.
Like Caravaggio, he's a hell-bent verist with a renegade baroque sensibility.
"We have seen it before," wrote Kuspit, evaluating studio portraiture by a standard more appropriate to medical illustration: the painter's dispassionate representation of "purely anatomical sexuality" never reaches "complete, clinical exposure." While Kuspit regarded Freud's realism as de-mystifying but ultimately restrained and something of a modernist or verist cliche, Nochlin responded as if the Metropolitan exhibition were promoting exhibitionism.
The end of the Mad Men era set the scene for a fierce face-off between the 'gameo- verists', as referred to by an industry peer in his Campaign column and those holding on to the old reigns of advertising.
The Verists painted the demimonde, individuals on the margins of society, as well as the professional class....
Centered mostly in Berlin, the Verists (as their name would suggest) were committed to painting accurate and unflinching depictions of the life around them--without adornment, obfuscation, or romanticization.