verism

From the Latin verus (“true”),¬† a style of portraiture that attempts to depict a true likeness of an individual.¬† Etruscan and Roman sculptors working in the veristic style faithfully represented their subjects’ imperfections, such as wrinkles, warts, and baldness.

Veristic portraitPortrait bust of a man. Marble. First century BCE. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.