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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.


(iːsˈθɛtɪˌsaɪz; ɪs-) or


vb (tr)
make aesthetic
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However, Spencer's lyric style is calm, nonconfrontational, and without telegraphed irony; it invites viewers to decide for themselves where each image exploits, comments, aestheticizes, or observes.
By erasing the contextual information and diffusing it with a generic version of what one might remember, the resulting image seemingly formalizes and aestheticizes a previously documentary and shocking picture--maybe inevitably--as an artwork.
the fraternal bond of Western civilization and enslaved Africans and New World Africans--a "twinship" that necessitates as well as aestheticizes the tricks and duplicity of New World carnival-masquerade (110).
While scavenger-artists are perpetually subject to the criticism that they select more than they transform, Sibony aestheticizes the aesthetic void, and in that way he does transform.
The difference is that adapter-director Robinson Devor is thoroughly conscious of his movie's cheesiness; he actively aestheticizes it here, while missing no opportunity to let the audience in on the joke.
Survival art aestheticizes this constant "re-traumatizing," not to offer transcendence or simple resolution, but to stimulate an immediacy of emotional and intellectual response.
Thus the gross particulars of a pornographic activity are incorporated into wondrous, dazzling designs: On the one hand, Holstad aestheticizes the homosexual act, making its image one of rarefied and universal beauty; on the other hand, such a romantic covering-up is like polybagging a porn magazine, stimulating the imagination by frustrating it.
This emphasis on the cultural too easily becomes an argument for a form of multi-culturalism "that aestheticizes ethnic differences as if they could be separated from history" and politics (Lowe 9).
He aestheticizes the thing like mad, turning it into a woozy, very green swirl of elaborate sets (Tony Burrough, who did ``Richard III,'' was the production designer) and overwrought camera work (cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki also shot ``Princess'').
The great cultural critic Daniel Harris has written, "Because it aestheticizes unhappiness, helplessness and deformity, [cuteness] almost always involves an act of sadism on the part of its creator.
She criticizes An Imperative Duty, for instance, because the realist's approach only aestheticizes.
For example, the artists summarize Avant Garde, 1997/2002--a proposal to reproduce a 1964 photo of overheated mods and rockers mistreating deck chairs as a giant billboard on the Brighton seafront--as "an official commission which aestheticizes youthful rebellion" and "an example of recuperation, the process by which the social order is maintained.