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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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Overplotted, convoluted and self-consciously weird, "Ruben Brandt, Collector" takes viewers on a whirligig tour through a carefully aestheticized dreamscape, with Krstic playfully re-creating works by Vel[sz]zquez, Manet, Gauguin and Warhol.
It was while vacationing on this island off the western coast of France that Vasarely first recognized "the internal geometry of nature" in the "rhythmic coming and going of the waves." The sense of the "rhythmic coming and going" of geometric forms, abstracted from nature and aestheticized by art, became a constant of such grand later works as the seemingly distended black-and-white Vega Argent, 1969, named for the brightest star in the constellation Lyra; and Phobos, 1979, with its juxtaposition of the colors of nature: sky blue, green, floral purple.
developed literary strategies--"appeals to readers' sympathy, aestheticized displays of national character, figurations of cross-cultural communion" (18)--that allowed them to transcend politics and establish the "the independence of literary experience" (8).
It focuses on understanding the underlying motivations and social contexts in which homeowners invest in the ohistoric preservationo of their properties and the ramifications of promoting aestheticized historic values in the public arena.
Through a brief history of the shifting fortunes of these children, I explore the ways in which their deaths have been fetishized and aestheticized, and consider the small but growing movement toward a return to the de-idealization of childhood that Shakespeare intended.
DIRECTOR GUY REID'S documentary fuses the highly aestheticized style of such classics like Koyaanisqatsi and Baraka--with their wordless, musically edited,, spiritually resonant montages of nature, cities, and human activity--with a vast array of talking heads interviews, to create an occasionally compelling, intensely watchable hybrid.
Among its other virtues, Pirjo Honkasalo's devastating 2004 documentary "The 3 Rooms of Melancholia" showed how human misery could be aestheticized without overwhelming the source material.
Like his formalist colleagues, Malas sublimated and sieved his regime critique through highly aestheticized approach to narrative.
These images, which I call aestheticized forms of political expressions, tap into the historical archive of Iranian narratives of sociopolitical resistance.
Created in multiples for the tourist trade, this is a collage devised for the gift and souvenir market, an aestheticized artifact intended for consumers visiting from another culture.
She aestheticized corners of everyday life through her camera, pulling out unusual lighting, complex shadows, and unexpected viewpoints (1931; Fig.