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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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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
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At this point, departing from the original ending, Dadap employs magic realism. The Supremo comes back to life and sings the emotional 'Katapusang Hibik ni Bonifacio,' from a poem by Mangahas.
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Alternatively called marvellous realism and magic realism, magical realism is a technique that allows a writer to intermingle reality with magical and supernatural elements to create images reflecting on the real world.
My life-size paintings combine keenly observed naturalism with an element of magic realism. The paintings do not focus on individual plants but instead aim to conjure up rich bio-diverse zones of predominantly hill and mountain flora and fauna--focusing on rare balsams, orchids and ferns--particularly areas around my home in the Western Ghats and in remote parts of northeast India, often referencing digital images to ensure accurate depictions of botanical species.
It's more like 'magic realism' than surrealism - that's the way I see it.
Events include walks, talks and debates, film screenings, faith and wellbeing events, events for children and families, visual art, literature, workshops, music and theatre, and innovative events showcasing the speculative fiction genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Magic Realism. Curator for the CS Lewis Festival, Jan Carson said: "Throughout his career Lewis was always a great champion of the imagination.
These are the years brought into focus in 'Magic Realism' at Tate Modern, an exhibition surveying Germany's interwar period through artworks that reflect its turbulence: the collapse of the German empire, the brief respite of the 'golden twenties', the hopes of the Weimar Republic shattered by further economic collapse, unemployment, and the rise of National Socialism.
Partly folklore and partly magic realism, based on the idea that those who lose their shadows lose their souls, the director weaves a disturbing narrative of disruption, disappointment and distress.
The magic realism of this novel creates a fascinating and enthralling mystery that Fionn sets out to resolve--whilst in the process exploring his relationships with his family, especially his Grandfather, the storm keeper of the title, and the sea.
Few captured the times better than the artists whose works are on show at London's Tate Modern in Magic Realism, Art in Weimar Germany 1919-1933.