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.

Nearby words

  1. social pathology,
  2. social phobia,
  3. social process,
  4. social psychiatry,
  5. social psychology,
  6. social register,
  7. social science,
  8. social scientist,
  9. social secretary,
  10. social security

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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