Definition of aestheticism in English:


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


[mass noun]
  • An approach to art exemplified by the Aesthetic Movement.
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    • 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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