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magical realism

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1. (Art Terms) a style of painting or writing that depicts images or scenes of surreal fantasy in a representational or realistic way
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a style of painting or writing that depicts images or scenes of surreal fantasy in a representational or realistic way
magic realist, magical realist n

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(or mag′ical) re′alism,


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an artistic style in which often fantastic images or events are depicted in a sharply realistic manner.

magic realism

Originally used in the 1920s to describe paintings which combined surreal fantasy with matter-of-fact representation; adapted for more recent literary work which combines documentary realism with imaginative fantasies.
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Noun1.magic realism - a literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative or meticulously realistic painting are combined with surreal elements of fantasy or dreamsmagic realism - a literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative or meticulously realistic painting are combined with surreal elements of fantasy or dreams
genre - a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
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