Definition of archaize in English:
1Give (an artistic work) an old-fashioned flavour by using archaic words or styles.
- He began by archaizing the linear idiom of Cu Kaizhi and went on experimenting with both Dong Yuan's hemp-fiber brush idiom and the Li Cheng - Guo Xi idiom of devil-face and crab-claw brush patterns.
- True enough, but then one must ask how an Attic vase painter limited to an awkward bichrome technique could convey a difference, short of archaizing the statues, which is the route usually taken.
- Because Gauguin simplified and archaized the figures, he did not sully the dignity of the four Arlesian women arrayed as if in ritual procession.
Mid 19th century: from Greek arkhaizein, from arkhaios 'ancient' (see Archaean).
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