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An extreme form of realism, in which the artist makes it his aim to reproduce with rigid truthfulness the exact appearance of his subject, repudiating all imaginative interpretation. The term has been applied, for example, to certain Roman portrait sculptures. In a different sense, the term ‘Veristic Surrealism’ is sometimes applied to pictures that claim to reproduce hallucination in exact and unselective detail; Dalí is the best-known exponent of works of this type.

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