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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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The local witch-doctor, knowing his own medicine better than any other knew it, was jealous of all other pretenders to accomplishments in the black art.
For her own part, she had reason to believe that he practised animal magnetism, and, if such things were in fashion nowadays, should be apt to suspect him of studying the Black Art up there in his lonesome chamber.
was under the constant necessity of referring for advice and support to a sage volume entitled The Complete British Family Housewife, which she would sit consulting, with her elbows on the table and her temples on her hands, like some perplexed enchantress poring over the Black Art.
I was a champion, it was true, but not the champion of the frivolous black arts, I was the champion of hard unsentimental common-sense and reason.
Scragga, son of Twala, the great king--Twala, husband of a thousand wives, chief and lord paramount of the Kukuanas, keeper of the great Road, terror of his enemies, student of the Black Arts, leader of a hundred thousand warriors, Twala the One-eyed, the Black, the Terrible.
Visit the Navy Yard, and behold a marine, such a man as an American government can make, or such as it can make a man with its black arts -- a mere shadow and reminiscence of humanity, a man laid out alive and standing, and already, as one may say, buried under arms with funeral accompaniments, though it may be
In the compelling read Black Art in Brazil: Expressions of Identity, Kimberly L.
And their art, which would actively reject white, mainstream aesthetics and reflect their own values, their newly liberated and evolving Black selves, would be Black Art.
Marcoux lucidly explains how Baraka's "ideophonic performance," from Black Art through The Music (1987), is distinguished by his consciousness of African aesthetics as well as his adaptation of free jazz improvisation (164).
While English's eloquent characterization might seem to persuasively capture the complexity of racial identities, it is nonetheless iconoclastic, pushing against stubborn traditional definitions of Blackness and Black art alike.
Cleveland's Black Art in Brazil: Expressions of Identity is a knowledgeable examination of the issues of race and identity, both in historical and contemporary Brazil.
Scorning art for art's sake and the pursuit of black-white unity, Barak was part of a philosophy that called for the teaching of black art and history and producing works that bluntly called for revolution.