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ver·ism

 (vĕr′ĭz′əm)
n.
Realism in art and literature.

[Italian verismo, from vero, true, from Latin vērus; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots.]

ver′ist n.
ve·ris′tic (və-rĭs′tĭk) adj.

verism

(ˈvɪərɪzəm)
n
1. (Art Terms) extreme naturalism in art or literature
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) extreme naturalism in art or literature
[C19: from Italian verismo, from vero true, from Latin vērus]
ˈverist n, adj
veˈristic adj

ver•ism

(ˈvɪər ɪz əm, ˈvɛr-)

n.
strict representation of truth and reality in art and literature, including the homely and vulgar.
[1890–95; < Latin vēr(us) true + -ism; compare verismo]
ver′ist, n., adj.
ve•ris′tic, adj.

Verism

a naturalistic approach, especially in portraiture, in which every wrinkle and flaw of the subject is faithfully reproduced; extreme realism. Cf. Naturalism, Realism.Verist, n. — Veristic, adj.
See also: Art
the artistic use of commonplace, everyday, and contemporary material in opera, especially some 20th-century Italian and French works, as Louise. — verist, n., adj. — veristic, adj.
See also: Music
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Some in the classical wing, such as Schrimpf and Radziwill, met with Nazi approval only to be quickly dismissed, while some in the Verist wing, such as Dix and Grosz, met with Nazi condemnation and were soon delivered to the "Degenerate Art" show of 1937.
We are grateful to Guido Pugliese, a retired professor at the University of Toronto Mississauga, as audiences can now enjoy Infedele, the theatrical rendition of the great verist novel Il marchese di Roccaverdina (1901) by Luigi Capuana.
Valitsusel ja baltisaksa ulemkihtidel oli vaja pohjendada brutaalseid repressioone ning verist sojalis-politseilist terrorit, noukogude historiograafial oli vaja naidata linnatooliste ja enamlaste partei juhtivat osa, mis justkui avaldus neis vallakomiteedes.
By portraying Minnie, she has enriched the extensive verist collection of opera heroines, thereby linking up to Ema Destinnova's interpretational legacy as regards expressive acting and vocal technique.
He went on to divide the Neue Sachlichkeit into two main categories--a right-wing classical branch consisting of works devoted to timeless imagery, and a left-wing or verist branch consisting of political and socio-critical art.
The Verist artists, such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix and George Grosz, portrayed the Weimar demimonde of prostitutes, pimps, cocaine addicts and transvestites and also businessmen, lawyers and poets.
Speaking of Ecuadorians, as he is waiting for his luggage in South America, Vincent states, 'As with all tropic children, an immense amount of discussion about the verist rifles had to be indulged in, and very many wrangles had to be calmed and adjusted .
A recent critical rereading of Neue Sachlichkeit, and in particular its verist subgroup, allows us to better grasp the significance of this rebarbative figurative language.
In general, the verist replacement of the universal by the strongly regional setting aroused international admiration, and in a musicologist of Nejedly's erudition what therefore emerged as a certain prudery in relation to world movements is surprising.
Speaking of Ecuadorians, as he is waiting for his luggage in South America, Vincent states, "As with all tropic children, an immense amount of discussion about the verist rifles had to be indulged in, and very many wrangles had to be calmed and adjusted .
As its catalogue is quick to declare, the show's focus is on the left-leaning Verist wing of Neue Sachlichkeit practice, foregoing the tame society portraits and classicizing views also associated with the term.