Definitions for verismˈvɪər ɪz əm, ˈvɛr-
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ver•ismˈvɪər ɪz əm, ˈvɛr-(n.)
strict representation of truth and reality in art and literature, including the homely and vulgar.
Category: Fine Arts
Origin of verism:
1890–95; < L vēr(us) true + -ism ; cf. verismo
Presenting common, everyday subjects, specifically eschewing the heroic or legendary.
A movement in the late 19th century, related to realism
Verism is the artistic preference of contemporary everyday subject matter instead of the heroic or legendary in art and literature; a form of realism. The word comes from Latin verus.
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