True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real.
Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out.
You have to start somewhere. You can always erase reality later on.
Realism is a corruption of reality.
Comedy is exaggerated realism. It can be stretched to the almost ludicrous, but it must always be believable.
Realism has to be such high quality, you can't fake it. It's all hanging out there like the laundry.
Even a part of an object has value. A whole new realism resides in the way one envisages an object or one of its parts.
It is far easier to debate about realistic painting than to paint one.
Representational painters: place your works in a larger context. Give your work not only breadth but breath. Do not 'copy' what you see outwardly but give it 'spirit.
I have this certain vision of the way I want my comics to look; this sort of photographic realism, but with a certain abstraction that comics can give. It's kind of a fine line.
It is the special privilege of the fine artist to reveal immediate data with a clarity, intensity and purity that promotes them to a special degree of reality.
My mother learned that she was carrying me at about the same time the Second World War was declared; with the family talent for magic realism, she once told me she had been to the doctor's on the very day.
Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them, and revert to realism.
I hate that which we have decided to call realism, even though I have been made one of its high priests.
You achieve the surreal jokes through the realism by making it elastic.
I believe sanity and realism can be restored to the teaching of Mathematical Statistics most easily and directly by entrusting such teaching largely to men and women who have had personal experience of research in the Natural Sciences.
Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich, astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy, magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking ride along Chicago's mean streets.
Hawthorne has given us a tradition that some people refer to as Yankee Magic Realism, and I do think there is a certain quality to the landscape that definitely leads into the dark woods.
Completely true to nature!' - what a lie: / How could nature ever be constrained into a picture? / The smallest bit of nature is infinite! / And so he paints what he likes about it. / And what does he like? He likes what he can paint!
I would never write realistic prose. I don't like people who try to write in a poetic style, but in the course of their book abandon it for realism, and weave back and forth like drunkards between the surreal and the real.
True realism, materialist realism lies in the search for the expression of forms faithful to their content. But there is no content detached from human interest.
REALISM, n. The art of depicting nature as it is seem by toads. The charm suffusing a landscape painted by a mole, or a story written by a measuring-worm.
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