What is Realism ?
Realism is (noun) 1. behaviour which faces facts, accepting things as they are and not trying to change them or fight against them My job is to try to bring some realism to their proposals. With the arrival of the new managing director an air of realism has finally entered the company. 2. the fact or practice of showing things in writing or painting as they really are He brought piles of sand and a deckchair into the studio to lend realism to the photos for the holiday brochure. Realism dominated French painting in the latter part of the 19th century.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level