beatnikism

beatnikism

attitudes or behavior typical of a beatnik or one who has rejected conventions of society.
See also: Attitudes, Behavior
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Contributing several articles on the subject to The Banner, the official publication of the Christian Reformed Church, he daringly called Dutch abstract artist Piet Mondrian a "painter of meaningless squares" and suggested that modern art was beset with "existentialism, beatnikism, and affinity for radical causes."