social realism

or Social Realism


noun

a style of painting, especially of the 1930s in the U.S., in which the scenes depicted typically convey a message of social or political protest edged with satire.

Related formssocial realist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for social realism

social realism

noun

the use of realist art, literature, etc as a medium for social or political comment
another name for socialist realism
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