intimism

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intimism

(ˈɪntɪmɪzəm)
n
(Art Terms) a school of impressionist painting in early 20th century France whose painters portrayed everyday, usually domestic, scenes
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To return to Dreyer, and to Day of Wrath in particular, let us note also that, by satisfying the spectator's desire-to-see, the editing and the `dramatic correlation of the dimensions of the shots' certainly open up the cinematic space to the real, but that, through the slowing effect brought about by the frequent use of sequence shots, this reality is freely made to answer to the paintings of the seventeenth-century Intimists (Chardin, Boilly), and we are thus given time to see.
One of her notable innovations is the large format, a deft twist on the little Dutch genre paintings of the seventeenth century and the French "intimists" at the end of the nineteenth.