A genre of art which endows otherworldly significance to ordinary things.
"The suggestion of death, the hint of history invading the present, or the sense of inanimate objects coming to love is woven into mundane reality." - James Gurney
Borges, George Tooker, Andrew Wyeth, Gary Ruddell, Gregory Crewdson, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Schuiten, etc.
I like magic realism for its implied storytelling. When you see a Gregory Crewdson picture you absolutely cannot help but imagine the backstory.