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An artistic style characterized by highly realistic graphic representation.

hy′per·re′al·ist adj. & n.
hy′per·re′al, hy′per·re′al·ist′ic adj.


1. (Art Terms) involving or characterized by particularly realistic graphic representation
2. (Sociology) distorting or exaggerating reality
3. (Philosophy) distorting or exaggerating reality
4. (Sociology) pertaining to or creating a hyperreality
5. (Philosophy) pertaining to or creating a hyperreality
6. (Sociology) the hyperreal that which constitutes hyperreality
7. (Philosophy) the hyperreal that which constitutes hyperreality
8. (Mathematics) short for hyperreal number
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The latter's hyperreal attention to detail of dress, decorative arts, poses, and interiors, laced with gentle wit, can be seen in Lord Willoughby de Broke and his Family (c.
At least, that's how things feel in the hyperreal surroundings of Disneyland Paris - where, in a bright blue room, over sparkling mineral water and a bowl of walnuts, Bardem has come to discuss the fifth and latest Pirates of the Caribbean film.
Netflix had created a hyperreal world on TV-one that will also indulge fans with musical and theatrical scenes.
LAdC: I'm completely convinced there's no rupture between that cultural aspect with the Parnassian roots of my first stage and the hyperreal symbolism characterizing my second stage.
Inspired by Coca Cola's I've Kissed Marilyn ads, we used the project as an exercise in blending expressive character design and vintage iconography with hyperreal lighting and materials.
Irreverent, unconventional, and hyperreal, Beautiful Ape Girl Baby tracks an ape born to wealthy parents.
Foucault uses Borges's fable to disentangle the subtle and rhizoid movements of power and the construction of subjectivity and Baudrillard illustrates his "postmodern desert," the effacing of the metaphysics of representation and the cruising through the hyperreal by inverting Borges's parabola.
And perhaps McKay's hyperreal approach is exactly what this story needs, given how far removed from the reality-based community so many of the highest-paid financial gurus were at the time.
Minter's current work is often mistaken for photography (and she still does take photographs), but she is primarily a painter who uses photography as source material and technique, employing software to produce images with the force of hyperreal photography and the imagination and polish of painting.
Mohsin Hamid's work, Moth Smoke exhibits a world suffering from hyperreal situation.
Here, Pramesti recounts and revises the archetypes that populate these encounters, which are made hyperreal by the spectacle of the nightly news broadcast.
The film is unashamedly for children and it's unapologetically hyperreal.