Magic realism (Spanish: realismo mágico) is an artistic movement that has been represented since the 1920s, especially in the field of painting and literature in some European countries as well as in North and South America. Later, magic realism was also taken up and continued in the fields of film and photography.
Magic realism represents the fusion of real reality (tangible, visible, rational) and magical reality (hallucinations, dreams). It is a "third reality", a synthesis of the realities we are familiar with. The transition to surrealism is fluid.