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also es·thet·i·cize (ĕs-thĕt′ə-sīz′)
tr.v. aes·thet·i·cized, aes·thet·i·ciz·ing, aes·thet·i·ciz·es or es·thet·i·cized or es·thet·i·ciz·ing or es·thet·i·ci·zes
To depict in an idealized or artistic manner.
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(iːsˈθɛtɪˌsaɪz; ɪs-) or


vb (tr)
make aesthetic
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"But those images don't exist in a vacuum, stripped of context and aestheticised, separate to the photographers who took them.
(63) Its ostensible appeal resides in the construction of a highly aestheticised version of the feminist as someone who is 'beautiful on the inside and the outside'.
Near Dark is the first film in which Bigelow begins to employ the visual stylisation that would become synonymous with her mid-career period, visible here in the film's poetic landscapes and aestheticised violence.
This impression that the Highlands are aestheticised is reinforced at the end of the novel when they disappear from centre stage and are only preserved as a painting, sketched in Edinburgh then painted in a London studio and therefore twice removed from the actual scenery that inspired it.
This emphasis on 'aestheticised' intellectual property entails only recognition of 'the close economic relationships' between creative industries and 'other sectors such as tourism, hospitality, museums and galleries, heritage and sport' (p.
We witness an aestheticised, decorated, gracefully adorned masculinity
(26) Offering a touristic view of the Hmong, the film hews closely to a highly aestheticised melodramatic narrative, at the centre of which lies a domestic drama between mother and daughter.
a deeply aestheticised, prettified and toothless war memorial," has not chimed with the public.
The result is recordings in which 'nature' is aestheticised, and sometimes romanticised as a pristine, exotic 'other'.
He suggests that the protagonist Leucippe, as an aestheticised object, 'also functions as an icon for the aesthetics of the text itself.
In the context of Hess's welcome new book, the argument made is that William Wordsworth's poetry and prose was instrumental in the making of an elitist conception of 'nature' (as expressed through landscape) as a form of high art, landscape as the subject of an aestheticised high cultural consumption.