black art

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black art

n.
Black magic; witchcraft.

black art

n
(Alternative Belief Systems) the black art another name for black magic

black′ art′


n.
Often, black arts. witchcraft, sorcery, or other occult practice used for evil purposes.
[1580–90]

black art

Another name for black magic or witchcraft.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black art - the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the worldblack art - the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
magic, thaumaturgy - any art that invokes supernatural powers
witchcraft, witchery - the art of sorcery
bewitchment, enchantment - a magical spell
demonism, diabolism, Satanism - a belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan)
obiism - belief in a kind of sorcery that originated in Africa and is practiced in the West Indies
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In her postscript, Blake returns to the issues that opened her work: the role of primitivism in modern art and the formalistic criticism of art negre that dominated the art historical field until recently.
The very term for tribal art adopted by artists and critics before the First World War - art negre - tells us something about the nature of the insult to Europeans.