Monograffi Fine Art Gallery
Magic Realism ~ The Metaphysical Compass

 

  

 

Examine each work and evaluate it using each of these criteria. Apply a portion or all of the allowable points. Total scores of 90 or higher indicates a strong presence of Magic Realism.

 
  1)   Style -  Photographically Sharp Details  (Score 25 points)    
2)   Style -  Objects Clarified - clearly defined (Score 10 points)  
3)   Style -  Cool and/or Detached  (Score 10 point)  
4)   Style -  Static, Still or even Airless Environment  (Score 5 point)  
5)   Style -  No visible Painterly Brushstrokes    (Score 5 point)  
6)   Style -  Bonus: Sharp Details in both Foreground & Background  (10 points)  
7)   Style -  Bonus: Miniature or Intense Details (Score 10 point)  
8)   Style -  Bonus: Inclusion of Naive Elements (Score 10 point)  
9)   Content - Commonplace Subject Matter  (Score 15 points)  
10) Content - Implausible elements but within Realm of the Possible (15 points)  
11) Content - An air of the Strange or Mysterious (Score 10 points)  
12) Content - Uncanny, Out of Place objects - Defamiliarization (Score 10 point)  
13) Content - Bonus: Unresolved Mystery (15 points)  
14) Content - Bonus: Metaphoric or Hidden Content  (Score 10 point)  
15) Penalty - Deduct up to 50 Points for the Inclusion of the Impossible    
16) Penalty - Deduct up to 30 Points for Expressionistic Style  
   
     Total Points