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aestheticism

Line breaks: aes|theti|cism
Pronunciation: /iːsˈθɛtɪsɪz(ə)m
 
, ɛs-/
(US also estheticism)

Definition of aestheticism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
An approach to art exemplified by the Aesthetic Movement.
Example sentences
  • Balthus's paintings aim at a classical order and refined estheticism, yet within this timelessness lurk subliminal tensions.
  • When I argue that your connoisseurship or aestheticism are suspect, it does not mean our field is in disarray.
  • Work by these artists connects back to a world where the image had not yet been fed into the dialectical machinery of aestheticism.

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