artistic creation

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Noun1.artistic creation - the creation of beautiful or significant thingsartistic creation - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
creation, creative activity - the human act of creating
arts and crafts - the arts of decorative design and handicraft; "they sponsored arts and crafts in order to encourage craftsmanship in an age of mass production"
ceramics - the art of making and decorating pottery
decalcomania - the art of transfering designs from specially prepared paper to a wood or glass or metal surface
decoupage - the art of decorating a surface with shapes or pictures and then coating it with vanish or lacquer
draftsmanship, drawing, drafting - the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams; "he learned drawing from his father"
glyptography - carving or engraving (especially on stones)
gastronomy - the art and practice of choosing and preparing and eating good food
origami - the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing objects (e.g., flowers or birds)
painting - creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
perfumery - the art of making perfumes
printmaking - artistic design and manufacture of prints as woodcuts or silkscreens
sculpture, carving - creating figures or designs in three dimensions
topiary - making decorative shapes by trimming shrubs or trees
Americana - any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America
art, fine art - the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"
ground - (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
talaria - a winged sandal (as worn by Hermes in Graeco-Roman art)
vocabulary - the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts); "he introduced a wide vocabulary of techniques"
aesthetics, esthetics - (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art); "traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value"
cinema, film, celluloid - a medium that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverage of sporting events"
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
tout ensemble, ensemble - an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole
expo, exposition, exhibition - a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
authenticator, appraiser - one who determines authenticity (as of works of art) or who guarantees validity
idealogue, theoretician, theoriser, theorist, theorizer - someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
tension - a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature); "there is a tension created between narrative time and movie time"; "there is a tension between these approaches to understanding history"
doldrums, stagnation, stagnancy - a state of inactivity (in business or art etc); "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"
longueur - a period of dullness or boredom (especially in a work of literature or performing art)
finger-paint - apply colors with one's fingers
fresco - paint onto wet plaster on a wall
distemper - paint with distemper
illuminate - add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
miniate, rubricate - decorate (manuscripts) with letters painted red; "In this beautiful book, all the place names are rubricated"
blazon, emblazon - decorate with heraldic arms
sculpt, sculpture - create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material; "sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"
paint - make a painting of; "He painted his mistress many times"
paint - make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden"
repaint - paint again; "He repainted the same scenery many times during his life"
charge - place a heraldic bearing on; "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
interpret, represent - create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
depict, picture, show, render - show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
illustrate - depict with an illustration
stylise, stylize, conventionalize - represent according to a conventional style; "a stylized female head"
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It is possible that Strickland hated the normal release of sex because it seemed to him brutal by comparison with the satisfaction of artistic creation. It seems strange even to myself, when I have described a man who was cruel, selfish, brutal and sensual, to say that he was a great idealist.
The ultimate goal of the event is to revive the wider rural region of Solea, situated in the midwestern parts of Cyprus, by blowing a wind of artistic creation and high energy from the urban centres to the island's countryside.
Showing its ambition to offer a strong moment of artistic creation and civic engagement anchored in its city, very attached to its country and its region and open to the world, Dream City, supported by the Embassy of Germany to Tunisia, informs that for the past two years, free, generous and committed artists have dedicated themselves to new projects that involve a territory, its populations, its major political and social issues.
After many years in graphic design, artist Hsu Hsin-wen later devoted herself to artistic creation. Accomplished in using everyday objects such as pencils, water pipes, branches and paper as a medium, she connects her works with the memories/impressions of her viewers, thus inspiring greater resonance.
'Perfect Delirium - Morocco' during the Arab Arts Focus (AAF)-Press photo Avignon Le OFF is one of the biggest performing arts market in France, where several artistic shows across the world are presented to gather, promote and support artistic creation. 'Without Damage - Egypt' during the Arab Arts Focus (AAF)-Press photo This is the second international edition of AAF and its fifth national edition.
The articles selected cover a wide range of topics and perspectives: Borges's use of different aspects of popular culture during his time (such as music and magazines), how his work has been appropriated in different fields of artistic creation and philosophical or scientific speculation, as well as how to read his work under the lens of contemporary popular culture.
By refraining the acts of writing and artistic creation as acts of peacemaking, Grossman expands the very definition of activism and places all artists everywhere on the front lines of diplomacy.
BBVA Foundation promotes, funds and disseminates scientific research and artistic creation, in the conviction that science, culture and knowledge hold the key to better opportunities for all world citizens.
It appears that the audience is tied in a certain paradigm of art appreciation which is not really compatible with the real essence of artistic creation and therefore prevents a thorough perception of the uniqueness, particularity, and appeal of art as well as the artist's talent.
This beautifully crafted, artistic creation is meant to appeal to readers with developing powers of observation and appreciation.
IN RADIOHOLE'S PREVIOUS SHOW, Inflatable Frankenstein, the Brooklyn-based troupe utilized Mary Shelley's character to present a meditation on artistic creation that featured iPod-controlled tech, pink goo and a show-ending coup de theatre filled (literally) with hot air.