Definition of Aesthetic Movement in English:

Aesthetic Movement

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A literary and artistic movement which flourished in England in the 1880s, devoted to ‘art for art’s sake’ and rejecting the notion that art should have a social or moral purpose. Its chief exponents included Oscar Wilde, Max Beerbohm, Aubrey Beardsley, and others associated with the journal the Yellow Book.

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