Artistically



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

I believe that, artistically and culturally, the free radio air should be able to support local artists of whatever genre.
Public Enemy’s Chuck D on 25 Years, the Election & Music ‘Slavery’ Marlow Stern October 18, 2012

Why not just create something utterly silly, artistically a bit pointless, but ultimately just fun to watch?
‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Is a Perfect (Utterly Silly) Muppet Movie Kevin Fallon March 20, 2014

There was a lot of effort and lifting, but artistically speaking, it just fell out of me.
James McAvoy on ‘Filth,’ His Wild Bachelor Party, and BB Gun Fights with Jennifer Lawrence Marlow Stern May 20, 2014

artistically, the actor and director clicked and remain close friends.
My Celebrity College Roommate Kathleen Kingsbury, Jaimie Etkin August 29, 2009

When you have a cause, the best way to express yourself is artistically,” he says, against “the scissor of the oppressor.
Hani Abbas Extends the Vital Tradition of Political Cartooning in the Mideast Patrick Hilsman October 19, 2013

Historical Examples

Both financially and artistically the result has been all that one could wish.
Shakespeare and the Modern Stage Sir Sidney Lee

The moment a man begins to be conscious of an audience he is artistically damned.
Ballads of a Bohemian Robert W. Service

The table was decorated with Lucius’s silver cups, standing on an artistically crinkled square of light blue silk.
Peter Binney Archibald Marshall

No one could improve it for you, for I made it artistically and with care.
Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore

But each window had an artistically carved balcony, with railings of the finest workmanship.
The Flower Girl of The Chteau d’Eau, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XV) Charles Paul de Kock

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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    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.



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