Artistic



conforming to the standards of ; satisfying aesthetic requirements:
artistic productions.
showing skill or excellence in execution:
artistic workmanship.
exhibiting taste, discriminating judgment, or sensitivity:
an artistic arrangement of flowers; artistic handling of a delicate diplomatic situation.
exhibiting an involvement in or appreciation of , especially the fine :
He had wide-ranging artistic interests.
involving only aesthetic considerations, usually taken as excluding moral, practical, religious, political, or similar concerns:
artistic principles.
of or :
artistic works.
of, like, or thought of as characteristic of an :
an artistic temperament.
Contemporary Examples

The so-called “cut-outs” are the final chapter in an artistic career which spanned over 50 years.
This Summer, Get Thee To London For The RSC’s Henry IV Emma Woolf April 27, 2014

It just changed into something quite dark and unattractive with Clay, and was a unique moment in my artistic career.
Ron Perlman’s Secret Suicide Attempt William O’Connor October 27, 2014

Then I went for someone more like someone I would date: a liberal, artistic, tall, handsome, and kind.
A Gossip Girl’s Pregnancy Triumph Deborah Schoeneman April 14, 2009

But, across the East River, of the many Brooklyn galleries and shops combining commerce and artistic endeavor, one stands out.
Aces High: Where to Buy Affordable Art Justin Jones February 14, 2014

Your first trip to Israel in 1952 was decisive—it shaped your artistic vision and future style.
Claude Lanzmann on ‘Shoah’, His Memoir, and the Banality of Evil Clémence Boulouque June 10, 2012

Historical Examples

The picture has a sentimental value to me, apart from its artistic.
The Letters of Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce

There is no gradation in his giving, and none in his fall; no artistic crescendo.
The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris

The prelude to Johann’s artistic life was successfully completed.
The World’s Great Men of Music Harriette Brower

It is especially an artistic Alsace that M. Hallays reveals to us.
In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards

Much practice soon enabled these artistic children, to render such duets with thrilling effect.
Solaris Farm Milan C. Edson

adjective
of or characteristic of art or artists
performed, made, or arranged decoratively and tastefully; aesthetically pleasing
appreciative of and sensitive to beauty in art
naturally gifted with creative skill
adj.

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

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    conforming to the standards of ; satisfying aesthetic requirements: artistic productions. showing skill or excellence in execution: artistic workmanship. exhibiting taste, discriminating judgment, or sensitivity: an artistic arrangement of flowers; artistic handling of a delicate diplomatic situation. exhibiting an involvement in or appreciation of , especially the fine : He had wide-ranging artistic interests. involving […]

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