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An artistic and literary movement characterized by extreme realism.

su′per·re′al, su′per·re′al·is′tic adj.
su′per·re′al·ist n.
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(Art Movements) another name for surrealism
ˌsuperˈrealist n, adj
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Surrealism, Superrealism

a controversial movement in art and literature between the two World Wars in which the artist attempted to portray, express, or interpret the workings of the subconscious mind; in painting it found expression in two techniques, the naturalistic (Dali) and the abstract (Miró). — Surrealist, n.Surrealistic, adj.
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Yet other names are also used for the movement: superrealism, cold realism, radical realism, sharp focus realism.
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Anxiety over the seemingly entwined plights of society and art was expressed in the pages of magazines like The Listener, where Kenneth Clark and Herbert Read argued over the merits of Cubism, Superrealism (Surrealism), and academy painting, but for younger artists and art students the concerns were personal and pressing; a sense of responsibility to each other, and to the working class, a desire to create art that could speak to the common life of men and women, and the difficulty of surviving given those conditions.
Hindi pwedeng superrealism, kailangan vaudeville kasi nasa outdoors [venue].
(9.) Porters story, however, might be seen as contributing to an alternative to surrealism known as superrealism. According to Mansanti, this was "a concrete, dynamic, American form of Surrealism, relying on the physiological body ...
From Beckett to Sartre and from Artaud to Bataille, the literary avant-garde of the immediate postwar period aspired to a kind of superrealism that might supersede both nineteenth-century realism and those conventions of modern art that insisted on the representation of the world as an aesthetic reality external to us.
I prefer my own term, "superrealism." In any case, what led me to the ships was that the abstract paintings I was doing early on, the Twomblyesque scribbles, were very much like the superstructures on the ocean-going liner.
Prescott is best known for her Superrealism paintings which achieved success in the 1980s and 90 when she exhibited at venues including Preston's Harris Museum, Oldham Art Gallery and at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1983.
Other ceramic artists today work in a similar superrealism. Sylvia Hyman's still-life collages (composed of fibre baskets with a mash up of books, maps, crossword puzzles, music scrolls and so forth), blend in as perfect reincarnations of their real counterparts.
In this essay he argues that surrealism - or 'superrealism' as he insisted on calling it - was a natural continuation of the English literary tradition; and it should be emphasized that always underlying Read's outlook, whether literary or visual, was his primary formation by - and commitment to - English romantic poetry.
Jerome Klinkowitz, who recognizes Abish's unique usage of realism, calls it "a superrealism" ("Walter Abish and the Surfaces of Life" 419) or "an experimental realism" ("Experimental Realism" 63).
One of the remarkable achievements of Guillermo del Toro's recent film El laberinto del fauno is the radical shift from levels of superrealism to high fantasy.