conforming to the standards of ; satisfying aesthetic requirements:
showing skill or excellence in execution:
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:
of or :
of, like, or thought of as characteristic of an :
an artistic temperament.
They seem to us, to borrow an artistical expression, as if they were in a capital state for ‘glazing and toning up.’
The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844 Various
It is certainly one of the most elegant and artistical of ecclesiastical interiors.
Over the Ocean Curtis Guild
Regarded as an artistical picture, we may say with truth that ‘the canvas is neither confused nor crowded.’
The Knickerbocker, Vol. 57, No. 1, January 1861 Various
How completely this was an artistical, not a national idea, it is unnecessary to prove.
The Seven Lamps of Architecture John Ruskin
The material, however, has its peculiar effect, and may be included in an artistical composition.
The Bride of Messina Friedrich Schiller
They were all small, and chosen with regard to their artistical value.
Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume V (of X) Various
Natural history affords the Buenos-Ayreans great scope for their artistical genius.
The International Monthly, Volume 5, No. 4, April, 1852 Various
I’m sure they’d see it as a romantical, artistical, and proper thing to do.
Tess of the d’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy
What may be called the artistical portion of globe-making here commences.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850. Various
From all of which it will be seen that Lady Honoria was not wanting in certain romantic and artistical perceptions.
Beatrice H. Rider Haggard
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
1753, from French artistique, from artiste (see artist). Native artist-like was recorded from 1711; artistly from 1754; artistical from 1801. Related: Artistically.
artistic workmanship, effect, or quality. artistic ability. Historical Examples So many exquisite things in the shop windows: jewels, artistries of silver and gold. Children of the Market Place Edgar Lee Masters noun artistic workmanship, ability, or quality artistic pursuits great skill n. “artistic ability,” 1837, from artist + -ry; as chemistry from chemist, etc.
artistic workmanship, effect, or quality. artistic ability. Contemporary Examples The emphasis on the quick opinion undercuts ambitions of artistry, and great individual columns can be lost in the wall of sound. The Best Columns of the Year John Avlon December 30, 2013 Like they do everything at these establishments: with flawless technique and artistry. Hotels […]
free from deceit, cunning, or craftiness; ingenuous: an artless child. not artificial; natural; simple; uncontrived: artless beauty; artless charm. lacking , knowledge, or skill. poorly made; inartistic; clumsy; crude: an artless translation. Contemporary Examples It was spoken as if by a condemned man: largely devoid of emotion, implausible, halting, artless, and sad. Four Exes on […]
a former province in N France: artesian wells. Historical Examples Artois thought, “I have seen you there without consciously noticing you.” A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens In Artois, where the tithes are often seven and a half and eight per cent. The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6) Hippolyte A. Taine Hermione […]