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an artistic director (=person who controls which plays a theatre produces and how they are produced)
▪ The artistic director announced that a new play would be staged next month.
artistic expression (=expressing something through art)
▪ He firmly believes there are not enough outlets for artistic expression in our society.
artistic freedom (=freedom to create anything as an artist)
▪ Banning the film would be an unacceptable restriction on artistic freedom.
artistic ideals (also aesthetic idealsformal)
▪ His father had given up artistic ideals in pursuit of money.
artistic inspiration (=which inspires someone to produce a work of art)
▪ Writers are always looking for new sources of inspiration.
artistic merit (=the qualities that make something good as a piece of art)
▪ What are the artistic merits of this statue?
artistic tendencies
▪ As he grew up, he displayed artistic tendencies.
artistic/creative ability
▪ You do not need to have any artistic ability.
artistic/creative flair
▪ a job for which artistic flair is essential
artistic/nervous/good etc temperament
▪ Jill has such a lovely relaxed temperament.
musical/artistic/creative etc talent
▪ It was at school that Brian’s musical talents were spotted.
musical/artistic/literary etc bent
▪ readers of a more literary bent
musical/literary/artistic taste
▪ His musical tastes changed radically.
▪ But it feels that the modern men have expanded comics, made them somehow more artistic.
▪ If you have become disenchanted with the run of the mill, go into something more artistic or unorthodox.
▪ But the Fraumanster's appeal is more artistic than historic.
▪ Had so much more artistic experience.
▪ You do not need any artistic ability as the package itself can be trusted to take all the important design decisions.
▪ I found it difficult to take a rubbing so, despite my lack of artistic ability, I've drawn a sketch.
▪ I like using my artistic ability 22.
▪ The artistic ability of John Harden is rarely remarked on but Green often enjoyed music in his company.
▪ But ten years later, his exceptional artistic ability has finally been rewarded.
▪ During all this time, however, his artistic achievement continued in private.
▪ Each nominee received a certificate from academy president Arthur Hiller in recognition of his or her artistic achievements.
▪ National or political fervour can alternatively be the motor force of remarkable artistic achievements.
▪ We have assumed that stylistics investigates the relation between the writer's artistic achievement, and how it is achieved through language.
▪ I suspect they award points for skill in flying and for artistic achievement too!
▪ Given the nature of the project, Pontus Hulten was an obvious choice to direct the artistic activities of the new Kunsthalle.
▪ To prevent change, the Guardians control all artistic activities to keep out subversive new ideas.
▪ The present exhibition covers thirty years of artistic activity concentrating on the different themes which have marked his career.
▪ Throughout history football has been the favoured sport of the artistic community.
▪ She was one of the few members of the artistic community who admitted to religious observance.
▪ The reactionary tendencies aside, the artistic community did not have to deal with such disputes.
▪ The paucity of resources, the lack of an intellectual and artistic community in the institute made conditions intolerable.
▪ The issue of artistic control was as vexed at the majors as it was at indies.
▪ It gave Raymond Cusick a far greater guarantee of artistic control over the series.
▪ However, the vastly differing agendas of the majors and the indies affected questions of artistic control in differing ways.
▪ Unfortunately Lester did not have complete artistic control over the picture.
▪ Verity Lambert would have artistic control over, and generally the casting vote in any decisions about, the programme.
▪ Imagination and artistic creation are also, according to a strict interpretation of Freudian theory, neurotic symptoms.
▪ What it feels like is a process of artistic creation.
▪ In a sense, Van Gogh's life is itself an artistic creation.
▪ Shakespeare's poet is in a frenzy, possessed by the spirit of artistic creation.
▪ In either case, each is considered indivisible as an artistic creation.
▪ What of artistic creation as opposed to contemplation?
▪ It also has the reverential, quasi-mystical approach to artistic creation which always seems to go down well with critics.
▪ Much of this artistic creativity was more innovative than before.
▪ Physical closeness in the temple workshops may have stimulated friendly rivalry to produce ever-finer works and thus stimulated technical and artistic development.
▪ The age of those mighty, entrepreneurial artistic directors has probably come to an end.
▪ Not unnaturally, its organiser, Paul Onoratini, and its artistic director, Rene
▪ The Alley has undergone a rebirth under Boyd, who became artistic director in 1989.
▪ A couple of moments do flag, but Millennium artistic director John Gunn mostly keeps his actors moving briskly through their paces.
▪ Somiryon practises and promotes realism in art and campaign for freedom of artistic expression.
▪ Every manner of artistic expression, every experiment, however imaginative, however preposterous or outrageous, was now permissible.
▪ On the other hand, these laws have the potential to suppress worthwhile literary and artistic expression.
▪ But capturing a scenic landscape wasn't always Dunn's main means of artistic expression.
▪ You believe that artistic expression involves some kind of radical transformation.
▪ Creativity/spirituality: no outlet for artistic expression, religious beliefs, humanitarian ideals. 17.
▪ This worries me a little, possibly because it lacks any of those conceits of artistic expression which my vanity holds so dearly.
▪ If I explain, the artistic expression is destroyed.
▪ When it comes to styling, artistic flair and imagination are essential.
▪ Or to put it differently, he saw in nature a storehouse of artistic forms.
▪ A sociology of culture must further and most obviously concern itself with specific artistic forms.
▪ Folk-song is the direct ancestor of lyric poetry, and the simplest artistic form that unites the Apolline and the Dionysiac.
▪ This combination of differing cultures creates a surprising and most successful artistic form.
▪ If western critics can be said to have had a unifying credo, then this was the constant stress on artistic freedom.
▪ Traditional quilts combine the discipline of pattern with the artistic freedom to choose color and scale.
▪ It stands at the pinnacle of notions of individual self-expression and artistic freedom.
▪ Many other directors also began to view such demands as an imposition upon their artistic freedom.
▪ Not withstanding his attempts to appease conservative critics, Mr Frohnmayer's aversion to placing any restrictions on artistic freedom was increasingly apparent.
▪ A cautious optimism spread within the liberal intelligentsia, and the writers, especially, initiated calls for greater artistic freedom.
▪ This struggle with adversity and the resulting self-imposed isolation came to be seen as criteria for artistic genius.
▪ He had seen the reflected glory of kings and princes, experienced the artistic genius of the Renaissance.
▪ She was convinced of her own artistic genius and perpetually dissatisfied with the quality of recognition she received.
▪ Pegasus, the winged horse, has always been equated with artistic inspiration.
▪ Jean-Claude may have had artistic integrity on his side but he did not have a legal leg to stand on.
▪ But they can not touch the dazzling artistic integrity of the female performances.
▪ It is a feat of storytelling that is carried off with tremendous poise and unobtrusive artistic integrity.
▪ The equation of balancing artistic integrity with commercial considerations is further influenced by the relationship of artist to patron and public.
▪ Pukhov, a careerist painter, sacrifices his artistic integrity by cynically painting potboilers to please factory and party committees.
▪ There's nothing wrong with a bit of artistic licence, of course.
▪ Huguenots brought their skills to augment those of Zurich's own craftsmen, and other refugees enriched its artistic life.
▪ Literary and artistic life was confined to this small circle.
▪ But Sophie Ryder is a sculptor who finds artistic merit in the more mundane aspects of rural life.
▪ Membership of East Berlin's Akademie depended on government approval more than on artistic merit.
▪ Does An exact copy of a Michelangelo statue lose artistic merit because it doesn't have his name on it.
▪ The fifty-year-old display area is now to be replaced with a new space of suitably high artistic merit.
▪ Unique spectacle means a lot at this festival, but is hardly ever at the expense of artistic quality.
▪ It's director says the artistic quality of productions is now at risk.
▪ Drawings are prepared for most designs and drawings are protected by copyright as artistic works, irrespective of artistic quality.
▪ Individual craft items with a discernible artistic quality will be covered by copyright.
▪ Ehret senior possessed some artistic skill and he encouraged his son in both pursuits, urging him to travel.
▪ If you use their approach, you can create original, effective and unique sites with little or no artistic skills.
▪ Mathematical skills will also be important here, although artistic skills are not particularly necessary.
▪ These deal in simple concepts and require no artistic skills to operate and relatively little training or backup.
▪ Club owner Sergei Lissovsky is well aware that most of his performers are lacking in artistic talent.
▪ In many ways, this was a good decision, mainly because I have no artistic talent.
▪ Birch showed considerable mechanical and artistic talent at an early age.
▪ His artistic talent combines with a wry humour - a man on a toilet is hidden in each of the intricate drawings.
▪ Gould's time was too precious and his ambition too overriding to allow him a thought for artistic temperament.
▪ Movie films always run over budget because the artistic temperament is impatient with detail.
▪ An alert artistic temperament is the first requirement for the creation of these so impressive two dimensional figures.
▪ People with artistic temperaments are rarely practical with money and are easy to rip-off.
▪ She is just the sort of girl to stimulate the artistic temperament.
▪ Perhaps it was her artistic temperament - it was impossible to know for certain.
▪ He made no bones about displaying his artistic temperament.
▪ Their ability to shock was based on a calculated rejection of exhausted artistic values.
▪ Such critical perspectives suggest we are in the midst of a thoroughgoing overhaul of traditional ideas about artistic value and meaning.
▪ Private rituals of artistic work, including setting aside time and space to work, preparation of materials, procedure for work.
▪ They were judged by degree of difficulty, artistic work and other standards, said Bud Harbin, festival chairman.
▪ Artists obtain certain rights, collectively known as copyright, on the origination of any artistic work.
▪ Her extant artistic works include a number of miniatures and paintings, notably her illustrated breviary.
▪ It is highly unlikely that semiconductor designs will be considered to be artistic works.
▪ Her extant artistic works include a number of miniatures and paintings, notably her illustrated breviary.
▪ His assertion is that our ancestors were too stupid to have created the most impressive of surviving ancient architectural and artistic works.
▪ Drawings are prepared for most designs and drawings are protected by copyright as artistic works, irrespective of artistic quality.
aggressive/suicidal/criminal/artistic etc tendencies
▪ In Phoenix any aggressive tendencies were dampened by the location of these agencies within a government structure that frowned on federal aid.
▪ Its sedative effects were valued, but sometimes progressed to pathological depression with suicidal tendencies, so its use was limited.
▪ Learning theories have been much more important in positivist theorising about the acquisition of criminal tendencies.
▪ Most probably, if had not been articulated in times of war these artistic tendencies would have simply been considered marginal.
▪ The Asiaticus does not appear to have any aggressive tendencies and appears to be equally active during the day and night.
▪ The rumbling row with the unions over ending the block vote is a classic example of its suicidal tendencies.
▪ Through a series of flashbacks, Judith's past is gradually explored, and you begin to take her suicidal tendencies seriously.
artistic/poetic licence
▪ After several days however, with nobody apprehended, the papers indulged in a little poetic licence.
▪ It's rite. i REpeat when i liKe. i have poetic licence! don't question me????
▪ The film is but one version of some horrifying events, and stretched poetic licence to the extreme.
▪ There's nothing wrong with a bit of artistic licence, of course.
▪ Thomas Deloney may have used a little poetic licence to embroider a good yarn.
▪ Wilde took poetic licence to the extreme, for the true story is much more down to earth.
▪ Chef Stroehl is known for the artistic presentation of his dishes.
▪ Creators of artistic works have a legal right to copyright.
▪ I love your Christmas decorations - they're very artistic.
▪ members of the artistic community
▪ She's creative, artistic, and temperamental.
▪ She described her mother as 'very intelligent and artistic'.
▪ That's a lovely picture - I never realized you were so artistic.
▪ The Czech Republic has a long artistic tradition.
▪ The director feared that business decisions would affect the film's artistic quality.
▪ The food was presented in an artistic way.
▪ His technical command of artistic processes never obscured his sense of humour.
▪ It's director says the artistic quality of productions is now at risk.
▪ One to deal with its mathematical, one with its philosophical and psychoanalytic, one with its artistic implications.
▪ Such critical perspectives suggest we are in the midst of a thoroughgoing overhaul of traditional ideas about artistic value and meaning.
▪ The artistic photographer should represent what he sees and no more, he insisted.
▪ What makes them different is their talent and their skills, without which our civilization would lose a priceless artistic heritage.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Artistic \Ar*tis"tic\, Artistical \Ar*tis"tic*al\, a. [Cf. F. artistique, fr. artiste.] Of or pertaining to art or to artists; made in the manner of an artist; conformable to art; characterized by art; showing taste or skill. -- Ar*tis"tic*al*ly, adv.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1753, from French artistique, from artiste (see artist). Native artist-like was recorded from 1711; artistly from 1754; artistical from 1801. Related: Artistically.


a. 1 having or revealing creative skill 2 relating to or characteristic of art or artists 3 aesthetically pleasing

  1. adj. relating to or characteristic of art or artists; "his artistic background"

  2. satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities; "artistic workmanship"

  3. aesthetically pleasing; "an artistic flower arrangement" [syn: aesthetic, esthetic, pleasing]


Usage examples of "artistic".

It is perfectly justifiable, artistically, to lay the scene of a novel in a workhouse or a gaol, but if the humanitarian impulse leads to any embroidery of or divergence from the truth, the novel is artistically injured, because the selection and grouping of facts should be guided by artistic and not by philanthropic motives.

But if I find them giving themselves airs, or monopolizing my father, or at all ill-treating him, or worrying him with their artistic beastliness, I intend to put my foot down, yes, firmly.

Montgomery Billman, of course, but she aspired to the Serious and the Distinguished, instead of the Rich or the merely Artistic.

November 15th, Joseph Hullmandle, whose inventions and improvements connected with lithography, and tinted lithographic printing, contributed so much to the perfection of that branch of artistic skill.

It was not an artistic impulse only that had brought Mallard to Italy, after three years of work under northern skies.

Why celebrate the artistic perfection of the monophonic novel when Dostoyevsky, an innovative and original genius, was constructing the polyphonic novel with its infinite possibilities?

The Mouser told the tale of counter-thievery well, acting it out in part, and with only the most artistic of embellishments the ferret-marmoset before escaping ran up his body and tried to scratch out his eyes and he was interrupted only twice.

It was, perhaps, the first time in my life that I regretted that my artistic education had over-sharpened and overstrung my nervous system, when I saw how manfully and bravely that man bore what seemed to me almost unbearable.

He does not give any panorama of the city, or any artistic or imaginative description.

This pantograph described the present and future distribution of artistic traditions.

She is one of the four or five important and thoroughly artistic brains in the photoplay game.

She had two brilliant and unattached young men dining with her--one, Michael Quarrington, a lion in the artistic world, and the other, Antoine Davilof, who showed unmistakable symptoms of developing sooner or later into a lion in the musical world.

Seemed to think the experts might destroy his artistic visions if he allowed them to try to realign his metaphysical energy waves.

The producer is not sufficiently aware that any artistic element in his list of productions that is allowed to go wild, that has not had full analysis, reanalysis, and final conservation, wastes his chance to attain supreme mastery.

Stasov condemned Repin for his defection, charging him with the neglect of his artistic duty to the Russian people and his native land.