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sir_jacob_epstein

  • noun British sculptor (born in the United States) noted for busts and large controversial works (1880-1959)
    Epstein; Jacob Epstein.

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hardheaded

  • adjective satellite unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
    mulish.
  • adjective satellite guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
    practical; hard-nosed; pragmatic.
    • a hardheaded appraisal of our position
    • a hard-nosed labor leader
    • completely practical in his approach to business
    • not ideology but pragmatic politics

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auditory_modality

  • noun the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
    audition; auditory sense; sense of hearing; hearing.
    • his hearing was impaired

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anthony_vandyke

  • noun Flemish painter of numerous portraits (1599-1641)
    Van Dyck; Sir Anthony Vandyke; Vandyke.

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sweetening

  • noun something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
    sweetener.
  • noun an improvement that makes something more agreeable
    enhancement.

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dance

  • noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  • noun a party of people assembled for dancing

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ceramic

  • noun an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
  • adjective of or relating to or made from a ceramic
    • a ceramic dish

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datum

  • noun an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
    data point.

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du_maurier

  • noun English writer of melodramatic novels (1907-1989)
    Dame Daphne du Maurier; Daphne du Maurier.
  • noun English writer and illustrator; grandfather of Daphne du Maurier (1834-1896)
    George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier; George du Maurier.

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alien

  • noun a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
    noncitizen; foreigner; outlander.
  • noun anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
    unknown; stranger.

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van_eyck

  • noun Flemish painter who was a founder of the Flemish school of painting and who pioneered modern techniques of oil painting (1390-1441)
    Jan van Eyck; Eyck.

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classic

  • noun a creation of the highest excellence
  • noun an artist who has created classic works

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period_piece

  • noun any work of art whose special value lies in its evocation of a historical period

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henry_spencer_moore

  • noun British sculptor whose works are monumental organic forms (1898-1986)
    Henry Moore; Moore.

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follow

  • verb to travel behind, go after, come after
    • The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
    • Please follow the guide through the museum
  • verb be later in time
    postdate.
    • Tuesday always follows Monday

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frederick_childe_hassam

  • noun United States painter noted for brilliant colors and bold brushwork (1859-1935)
    Hassam; Childe Hassam.

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roger_fry

  • noun English painter and art critic (1866-1934)
    Fry; Roger Eliot Fry.

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epistemic

  • adjective of or relating to epistemology
    epistemological.
    • epistemic modal

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philosopher

  • noun a specialist in philosophy
  • noun a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity

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honore_daumier

  • noun French painter best known for his satirical lithographs of bourgeois society (1808-1879)
    Daumier.

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hassam

  • noun United States painter noted for brilliant colors and bold brushwork (1859-1935)
    Frederick Childe Hassam; Childe Hassam.

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vigee-lebrun

  • noun French painter noted for her portraits (1755-1842)
    Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun; Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun.

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insensate

  • adjective devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation
    insentient.
    • insentient (or insensate) stone
  • adjective satellite without compunction or human feeling
    cold; inhuman; cold-blooded.
    • in cold blood
    • cold-blooded killing
    • insensate destruction

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pictural

  • adjective pertaining to or consisting of pictures
    pictorial.
    • pictorial perspective
    • pictorial records

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frank_stella

  • noun United States minimalist painter (born in 1936)
    Stella; Frank Philip Stella.

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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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semiotical

  • adjective of or relating to semiotics
    semiotic.
    • semiotic analysis

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deterministic

  • adjective satellite an inevitable consequence of antecedent sufficient causes

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eyck

  • noun Flemish painter who was a founder of the Flemish school of painting and who pioneered modern techniques of oil painting (1390-1441)
    Jan van Eyck; van Eyck.

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stolid

  • adjective satellite having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
    impassive.
    • her impassive remoteness
    • he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall
    • a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf
    • her face showed nothing but stolid indifference

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phiz

  • noun English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)
    Hablot Knight Browne; Browne.
  • noun the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
    smiler; physiognomy; visage; mug; kisser; countenance.

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water-color

  • noun water-soluble pigment
    watercolor; water-colour; watercolour.
  • noun a water-base paint (with water-soluble pigments); used by artists
    watercolor; water-colour; watercolour.

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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puppetry

  • noun the art of making puppets and presenting puppet shows
  • noun a stilted dramatic performance (as if by puppets)

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painter

  • noun an artist who paints
  • noun a worker who is employed to cover objects with paint

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angulate

  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angular.

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ontological

  • adjective of or relating to ontology
    • ontological speculations

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thomas_crawford

  • noun United States neoclassical sculptor (1814-1857)
    Crawford.

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stoic

  • noun someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
    unemotional person.
  • noun a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno
    • a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny

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vandyke

  • noun Flemish painter of numerous portraits (1599-1641)
    Van Dyck; Anthony Vandyke; Sir Anthony Vandyke.
  • noun a short pointed beard (named after the artist Anthony Vandyke)
    vandyke beard.

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noguchi

  • noun United States sculptor (1904-1988)
    Isamu Noguchi.
  • noun United States bacteriologist (born in Japan) who discovered the cause of yellow fever and syphilis (1876-1928)
    Hideyo Noguchi.

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homiletics

  • noun the branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies
  • noun the art of preaching

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scene_painter

  • noun an artist specializing in scenic subjects
    scenic artist.
  • noun a painter of theatrical scenery

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void

  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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charles_dana_gibson

  • noun United States illustrator remembered for his creation of the `Gibson girl' (1867-1944)
    Gibson; C. D. Gibson.

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fat

  • noun a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
    • pizza has too much fat
  • noun a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
    fatty tissue; adipose tissue.
    • fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

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coloured

  • adjective having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination
    colored; colorful.
    • colored crepe paper
    • the film was in color
    • amber-colored heads of grain
  • verb modify or bias
    color; colour.
    • His political ideas color his lectures

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fox_talbot

  • noun English inventor and pioneer in photography who published the first book illustrated with photographs (1800-1877)
    Talbot; William Henry Fox Talbot.

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retouch

  • verb give retouches to (hair)
    • retouch the roots
  • verb alter so as to produce a more desirable appearance
    touch up.
    • This photograph has been retouched!

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esthesis

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sense experience; sensation; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch

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alexander_calder

  • noun United States sculptor who first created mobiles and stabiles (1898-1976)
    Calder.

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cognisant

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognizant; aware.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit

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printmaking

  • noun artistic design and manufacture of prints as woodcuts or silkscreens

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cool

  • noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    • the cool of early morning
  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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georges_braque

  • noun French painter who led the cubist movement (1882-1963)
    Braque.

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lear

  • noun British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
    Edward Lear.
  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
    King Lear.

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leon_battista_alberti

  • noun Italian architect and painter; pioneering theoretician of Renaissance architecture (1404-1472)
    Alberti.

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sentiency

  • noun the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    sensory faculty; sentience; sensation; sense.
    • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

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magic

  • noun any art that invokes supernatural powers
    thaumaturgy.
  • noun an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
    thaumaturgy; legerdemain; conjuring trick; trick; deception; conjuration; magic trick; illusion.

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delineative

  • adjective satellite depicted in a recognizable manner
    depictive.

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sensor

  • noun any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
    sensing element; detector.

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aristide_maillol

  • noun French sculptor of monumental female nudes (1861-1944)
    Maillol.

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kline

  • noun United States abstract expressionist painter (1910-1962)
    Franz Kline; Franz Joseph Kline.

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artistic_production

  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; art.
    • 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

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gustation

  • noun the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
    taste; sense of taste; gustatory modality.
    • his cold deprived him of his sense of taste

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le_douanier_rousseau

  • noun French primitive painter (1844-1910)
    Henri Rousseau; Rousseau.

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epicurean

  • noun a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
    foodie; gourmet; gastronome; bon vivant; epicure.
  • adjective of Epicurus or epicureanism
    • Epicurean philosophy

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enhance

  • verb increase
    heighten; raise.
    • This will enhance your enjoyment
    • heighten the tension
  • verb make better or more attractive
    • This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat

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tender

  • noun something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    legal tender; stamp.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    attendant; attender.

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marcel_duchamp

  • noun French artist who immigrated to the United States; a leader in the dada movement in New York City; was first to exhibit commonplace objects as art (1887-1968)
    Duchamp.

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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naturalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
  • noun an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
    realism.

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commercial_art

  • noun art used for commercial purposes (as in advertising)

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photograph

  • noun a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
    photo; pic; picture; exposure.
  • verb record on photographic film
    snap; shoot.
    • I photographed the scene of the accident
    • She snapped a picture of the President

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ornamental

  • noun any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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pyle

  • noun United States writer and illustrator of children's books (1853-1911)
    Howard Pyle.

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donato_di_betto_bardi

  • noun Florentine sculptor famous for his lifelike sculptures (1386-1466)
    Donatello.

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unrealism

  • noun a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples
    abstractionism.

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portraitist

  • noun a painter or drawer of portraits
    limner; portrayer; portrait painter.

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feeling

  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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brueghel

  • noun Flemish painter of landscapes (1525-1569)
    Breughel; Pieter Breughel; Pieter Brueghel; Pieter Brueghel the Elder; Pieter Bruegel; Bruegel; Breughel the Elder.

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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impressionistic

  • adjective of or relating to or based on an impression rather than on facts or reasoning
    • a surprisingly impressionistic review bearing marks of hasty composition
    • she had impressionistic memories of her childhood
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Impressionism
    impressionist.
    • impressionist music

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unblinking

  • adjective satellite showing no visible emotion
    • stood unblinking and accepted a sentence of a year
  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unintimidated; unshrinking; unflinching.

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leibnizian

  • adjective of or relating to Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz or to his mathematics or philosophy
    Leibnitzian.

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joseph_mallord_william_turner

  • noun English landscape painter whose treatment of light and color influenced the French impressionists (1775-1851)
    Turner.

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highly_sensitive

  • adjective satellite readily affected by various agents
    • a highly sensitive explosive is easily exploded by a shock
    • a sensitive colloid is readily coagulated

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reductivism

  • noun an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color
    minimalism; minimal art.

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seurat

  • noun French painter who developed pointillism (1859-1891)
    Georges Seurat; Georges Pierre Seurat.

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expressive

  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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moses

  • noun (Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus; Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai
  • noun United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860-1961)
    Grandma Moses; Anna Mary Robertson Moses.

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folk

  • noun people in general (often used in the plural)
    folks; common people.
    • they're just country folk
    • folks around here drink moonshine
    • the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next
  • noun a social division of (usually preliterate) people
    tribe.

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tactile

  • adjective of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch
    tactual; haptic.
    • haptic data
    • a tactile reflex
  • adjective satellite producing a sensation of touch
    tactual.
    • tactile qualities
    • the tactual luxury of stroking silky human hair

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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gris

  • noun Spanish cubist painter (1887-1927)
    Jaun Gris.

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stuart

  • noun United States painter best known for his portraits of George Washington (1755-1828)
    Gilbert Stuart; Gilbert Charles Stuart.
  • noun a member of the royal family that ruled Scotland and England

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topiary

  • noun a garden having shrubs clipped or trimmed into decorative shapes especially of animals
  • noun making decorative shapes by trimming shrubs or trees

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benjamin_west

  • noun English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820)
    West.

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senecan

  • adjective of or relating to or like or in the manner of the Roman Seneca

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photosensitive

  • adjective satellite sensitive to visible light
    light-sensitive.
    • photographic film is light-sensitive

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tactile_property

  • noun a property perceived by touch
    feel.

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manet

  • noun French painter whose work influenced the impressionists (1832-1883)
    Edouard Manet.

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shahn

  • noun United States artist whose work reflected social and political themes (1898-1969)
    Ben Shahn; Benjamin Shahn.

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pragmatism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    realism.

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wassily_kandinski

  • noun Russian painter who was a pioneer of abstract art (1866-1944)
    Kandinski; Kandinsky; Wassily Kandinsky.

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gustave_courbet

  • noun French painter noted for his realistic depiction of everyday scenes (1819-1877)
    Courbet.

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supporting

  • noun the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
    support.
    • he leaned against the wall for support
  • verb give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    support; back up.
    • She supported him during the illness
    • Her children always backed her up

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full

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full-of-the-moon; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
  • verb beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
    • full the cloth

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rossetti

  • noun English poet and painter who was a leader of the Pre-Raphaelites (1828-1882)
    Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

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sentient

  • adjective endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
    animate.
    • the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence
  • adjective satellite consciously perceiving
    • sentient of the intolerable load
    • a boy so sentient of his surroundings"- W.A.White

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murillo

  • noun Spanish painter (1617-1682)
    Bartolome Esteban Murillo.

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graphic_art

  • noun the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking

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loose

  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; free; release; liberate.
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    let loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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commercial

  • noun a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
    commercial message.
  • adjective connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises
    • commercial trucker
    • commercial TV
    • commercial diamonds

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magnum_opus

  • noun a great work of art or literature

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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peripatetic

  • noun a person who walks from place to place
  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Aristotelean; Aristotelian.

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pheidias

  • noun ancient Greek sculptor (circa 500-432 BC)
    Phidias.

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parvenu

  • noun a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
    arriviste; upstart; nouveau-riche.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
    upstart; parvenue; nouveau-riche.

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arts_and_crafts

  • noun the arts of decorative design and handicraft
    • they sponsored arts and crafts in order to encourage craftsmanship in an age of mass production

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english

  • noun an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
    English language.
  • noun the people of England
    English people.

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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virtuoso

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

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gibson

  • noun United States illustrator remembered for his creation of the `Gibson girl' (1867-1944)
    Charles Dana Gibson; C. D. Gibson.
  • noun Australian actor (born in the United States in 1956)
    Mel Gibson; Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson.

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mordant

  • noun a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process
  • adjective satellite harshly ironic or sinister
    black; grim.
    • black humor
    • a grim joke
    • grim laughter
    • fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit

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sculptured

  • adjective satellite cut into a desired shape
    graven; sculpted.
    • graven images
    • sculptured representations
  • verb create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material
    sculpture; sculpt.
    • sculpt a swan out of a block of ice

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michelangelo

  • noun Florentine sculptor and painter and architect; one of the outstanding figures of the Renaissance (1475-1564)
    Michelangelo Buonarroti.

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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holbein_the_younger

  • noun German painter and engraver noted for his portraits; he was commissioned by Henry VIII to provide portraits of the English king's prospective brides (1497-1543)
    Holbein; Hans Holbein.

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stipple

  • verb engrave by means of dots and flicks
  • verb make by small short touches that together produce an even or softly graded shadow, as in paint or ink

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prostrate

  • verb get into a prostrate position, as in submission
    bow down.
  • verb render helpless or defenseless
    • They prostrated the enemy

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colored

  • noun a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive
    colored person.
  • verb add color to
    color in; colorise; color; colour; colour in; colourise; colourize; colorize.
    • The child colored the drawings
    • Fall colored the trees
    • colorize black and white film

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sir_thomas_lawrence

  • noun English portrait painter remembered for the series of portraits of the leaders of the alliance against Napoleon (1769-1830)
    Lawrence.

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sculpturer

  • noun an artist who creates sculptures
    statue maker; carver; sculptor.

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elaborate

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • The bee elaborates honey

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diego_rodriguez_de_silva_y_velazquez

  • noun Spanish painter (1599-1660)
    Velazquez.

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de_kooning

  • noun United States painter (born in the Netherlands) who was a leading American exponent of abstract expressionism (1904-1997)
    Willem de Kooning.

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experience

  • noun the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
    • a man of experience
    • experience is the best teacher
  • noun the content of direct observation or participation in an event
    • he had a religious experience
    • he recalled the experience vividly

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etiology

  • noun the cause of a disease
    aetiology.
  • noun the philosophical study of causation
    aetiology.

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alfred_eisenstaedt

  • noun United States photographer (born in Germany) whose unposed documentary photographs created photojournalism (born in 1898)
    Eisenstaedt.

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giorgio_de_chirico

  • noun Italian painter (born in Greece) whose deep shadows and barren landscapes strongly influenced the surrealists (1888-1978)
    Chirico.

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scholastic

  • noun a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    pedant; bookworm.
  • noun a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

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henry_moore

  • noun British sculptor whose works are monumental organic forms (1898-1986)
    Henry Spencer Moore; Moore.

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pictorial

  • noun a periodical (magazine or newspaper) containing many pictures
  • adjective pertaining to or consisting of pictures
    pictural.
    • pictorial perspective
    • pictorial records

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ornamentalism

  • noun the practice of ornamental display

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existent

  • adjective having existence or being or actuality
    existing.
    • an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient
    • much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran
  • adjective being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; not ghosts"
    real.
    • real objects
    • real people
    • a film based on real life
    • a real illness
    • real humility
    • Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow

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da_vinci

  • noun Italian painter and sculptor and engineer and scientist and architect; the most versatile genius of the Italian Renaissance (1452-1519)
    Leonardo da Vinci; Leonardo.

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proof

  • noun any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
    cogent evidence.
    • if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it
  • noun a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

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paul_klee

  • noun Swiss painter influenced by Kandinsky (1879-1940)
    Klee.

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maker

  • noun a person who makes things
    shaper.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Divine; Godhead.

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giovanni_battista_tiepolo

  • noun Italian painter (1696-1770)
    Tiepolo.

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depictive

  • adjective satellite depicted in a recognizable manner
    delineative.

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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blake

  • noun visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827)
    William Blake.

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cartesian

  • noun a follower of Cartesian thought
  • adjective of or relating to Rene Descartes or his works
    • Cartesian linguistics

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francisco_jose_de_goya_y_lucientes

  • noun Spanish painter well known for his portraits and for his satires (1746-1828)
    Goya; Goya y Lucientes; Francisco de Goya; Francisco Jose de Goya; Francisco Goya.

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ventriloquy

  • noun the art of projecting your voice so that it seems to come from another source (as from a ventriloquist's dummy)
    ventriloquism.

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cosmetic

  • noun a toiletry designed to beautify the body
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; ornamental.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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roy_lichtenstein

  • noun United States painter who was a leading exponent of pop art (1923-1997)
    Lichtenstein.

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browne

  • noun English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)
    Hablot Knight Browne; Phiz.
  • noun United States writer of humorous tales of an itinerant showman (1834-1867)
    Charles Farrar Browne; Artemus Ward.

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alberti

  • noun Italian architect and painter; pioneering theoretician of Renaissance architecture (1404-1472)
    Leon Battista Alberti.

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pyrographic

  • adjective of or relating to or produced by pyrography

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limn

  • verb trace the shape of
    delineate; outline.
  • verb make a portrait of
    portray; depict.
    • Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba

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french

  • noun the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
  • noun the people of France
    French people.

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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illumination

  • noun a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
    light.
    • follow God's light
  • noun the degree of visibility of your environment

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sensitised

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen
  • verb cause to sense; make sensitive
    sensitise; sensitize.
    • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
    • My tongue became sensitized to good wine

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hypersensitised

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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landscape

  • noun an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
  • noun painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery

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formalised

  • adjective concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
    formalistic; formalized.
    • highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'
  • verb make formal or official
    formalize; formalise.
    • We formalized the appointment and gave him a title

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sensitise

  • verb cause to sense; make sensitive
    sensitize.
    • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
    • My tongue became sensitized to good wine
  • verb make sensitive to a drug or allergen
    sensitize.
    • Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen

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stieglitz

  • noun United States photographer (1864-1946)
    Alfred Stieglitz.

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paul_gauguin

  • noun French Post-impressionist painter who worked in the South Pacific (1848-1903)
    Gauguin.

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classicistic

  • adjective of or relating to classicism
    • the classicistic tradition

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leonardo

  • noun Italian painter and sculptor and engineer and scientist and architect; the most versatile genius of the Italian Renaissance (1452-1519)
    Leonardo da Vinci; da Vinci.

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realness

  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realism; reality.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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john_trumbull

  • noun American painter of historical scenes (1756-1843)
    Trumbull.
  • noun American satirical poet (1750-1831)
    Trumbull.

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dali

  • noun surrealist Spanish painter (1904-1989)
    Salvador Dali.

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andre_derain

  • noun French painter and exponent of fauvism (1880-1954)
    Derain.

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gilbert_charles_stuart

  • noun United States painter best known for his portraits of George Washington (1755-1828)
    Gilbert Stuart; Stuart.

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sense_of_taste

  • noun the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
    taste; gustation; gustatory modality.
    • his cold deprived him of his sense of taste

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phantasmagorical

  • adjective satellite characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions
    phantasmagoric; surrealistic; surreal.
    • a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows"--J.C.Powys
    • the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature

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anna_mary_robertson_moses

  • noun United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860-1961)
    Moses; Grandma Moses.

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fra_filippo_lippi

  • noun Italian painter whose works show a three-dimensional style (1406-1469)
    Lippi.

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sense_of_hearing

  • noun the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
    audition; auditory sense; auditory modality; hearing.
    • his hearing was impaired

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mosaic

  • noun art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
  • noun viral disease in solanaceous plants (tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco) resulting in mottling and often shriveling of the leaves

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eristical

  • adjective satellite given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments
    eristic.

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jurisprudential

  • adjective relating to the science or philosophy of law or a system of laws

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highfalutin

  • adjective satellite affectedly genteel
    grandiose; la-di-da; highfaluting; hoity-toity; hifalutin.

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conductor

  • noun the person who leads a musical group
    director; music director.
  • noun a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat

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stylistic

  • adjective satellite of or relating to style (especially in the use of language)
    • stylistic devices

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watercolor

  • noun a painting produced with watercolors
    water-color; water-colour; watercolour.
  • noun a water-base paint (with water-soluble pigments); used by artists
    water-color; water-colour; watercolour.

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henri_matisse

  • noun French painter and sculptor; leading figure of fauvism (1869-1954)
    Henri Emile Benoit Matisse; Matisse.

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naive

  • adjective marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
    naif.
    • a teenager's naive ignorance of life
    • the naive assumption that things can only get better
    • this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances
  • adjective satellite of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style
    primitive.
    • primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking

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musician

  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    player; instrumentalist.
  • noun artist who composes or conducts music as a profession

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hedonistic

  • adjective satellite devoted to pleasure
    hedonic; epicurean.
    • a hedonic thrill
    • lives of unending hedonistic delight
    • epicurean pleasures

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aware

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognisant; cognizant.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit
  • adjective bearing in mind; attentive to
    mindful.
    • ever mindful of her health
    • mindful of his responsibilities
    • mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action

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sore

  • noun an open skin infection
  • adjective satellite hurting
    raw; sensitive; tender.
    • the tender spot on his jaw

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visual

  • adjective relating to or using sight
    ocular; optical; optic.
    • ocular inspection
    • an optical illusion
    • visual powers
    • visual navigation
  • adjective satellite visible; give me the ocular proof"- Shakespeare
    ocular.
    • be sure of it
    • a visual presentation
    • a visual image

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alberto_giacometti

  • noun Swiss sculptor and painter known for his bronze sculptures of elongated figures (1901-1966)
    Giacometti.

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paolo_veronese

  • noun Italian painter of the Venetian school (1528-1588)
    Paola Caliari; Veronese.

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portentous

  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    prodigious.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; fateful.

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rembrandt_van_rijn

  • noun influential Dutch artist (1606-1669)
    Rembrandt van Ryn; Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn; Rembrandt.

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sculptor

  • noun an artist who creates sculptures
    statue maker; carver; sculpturer.
  • noun a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix and Cetus

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transcriber

  • noun a person who translates written messages from one language to another
    translator.
  • noun someone who rewrites in a different script

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fly

  • noun two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • noun flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
    rainfly; tent flap; fly sheet; tent-fly.

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pontifical

  • noun the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop)
  • adjective proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles
    papal; apostolical; apostolic.
    • papal dispensation

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work_of_art

  • noun art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)

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graphic

  • noun an image that is generated by a computer
    computer graphic.
  • adjective satellite written or drawn or engraved
    graphical; in writing.
    • graphic symbols

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extension

  • noun a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt
    • they applied for an extension of the loan
  • noun act of expanding in scope; making more widely available
    • extension of the program to all in need

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o'keeffe

  • noun United States painter (1887-1986)
    Georgia Okeeffe.

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sweeten

  • verb make sweeter in taste
    dulcify; edulcorate; dulcorate.
  • verb make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable
    • sweeten a deal

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andy_warhol

  • noun United States artist who was a leader of the Pop Art movement (1930-1987)
    Warhol.

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romanticism

  • noun impractical romantic ideals and attitudes
  • noun a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization
    Romantic Movement.
    • Romanticism valued imagination and emotion over rationality

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jan_van_eyck

  • noun Flemish painter who was a founder of the Flemish school of painting and who pioneered modern techniques of oil painting (1390-1441)
    van Eyck; Eyck.

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aetiologic

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
    etiologic; aetiological; etiological.
  • adjective relating to the etiology of a disease
    etiologic; aetiological; etiological.
    • etiological agent

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franz_kline

  • noun United States abstract expressionist painter (1910-1962)
    Franz Joseph Kline; Kline.

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sir_joshua_reynolds

  • noun English portrait painter and first president of the Royal Academy (1723-1792)
    Reynolds.

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sensory_system

  • noun a particular sense
    modality; sense modality.
  • noun the body's system of sense organs

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jose_orozco

  • noun Mexican painter noted for his monumental murals (1883-1949)
    Orozco; Jose Clemente Orozco.

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praxiteles

  • noun ancient Greek sculptor (circa 370-330 BC)

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self-conscious

  • adjective satellite aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts
    self-aware.
    • self-conscious awareness
    • self-conscious about their roles as guardians of the social values"- D.M.Potter
  • adjective satellite excessively and uncomfortably conscious of your appearance or behavior
    • self-conscious teenagers
    • wondered if she could ever be untidy without feeling self-conscious about it

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breughel_the_elder

  • noun Flemish painter of landscapes (1525-1569)
    Brueghel; Breughel; Pieter Breughel; Pieter Brueghel; Pieter Brueghel the Elder; Pieter Bruegel; Bruegel.

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decorative

  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    ornamental; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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homer

  • noun a base hit on which the batter scores a run
    home run.
  • noun ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)

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ready

  • noun poised for action
    • their guns were at the ready
  • verb prepare for eating by applying heat
    cook; fix; make; prepare.
    • Cook me dinner, please
    • can you make me an omelette?
    • fix breakfast for the guests, please

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hedonic

  • adjective satellite devoted to pleasure
    hedonistic; epicurean.
    • a hedonic thrill
    • lives of unending hedonistic delight
    • epicurean pleasures

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cubist

  • noun an artist who adheres to the principles of cubism
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of cubism
    cubistic.
    • cubist art

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cosmological

  • adjective pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe
    cosmogonical; cosmogonic; cosmologic; cosmogenic.
    • cosmologic science
    • cosmological redshift
    • cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe
  • adjective pertaining to the branch of philosophy dealing with the elements and laws and especially the characteristics of the universe such as space and time and causality
    cosmologic.
    • cosmologic philosophy
    • a cosmological argument is an argument that the universe demands the admission of an adequate external cause which is God

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high-sounding

  • adjective satellite pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)
    high-flown; inflated.
    • high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school
    • a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution

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hirschfeld

  • noun United States artist noted for his line-drawn caricatures (1904-2003)
    Al Hirschfeld.

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relativistic

  • adjective relating or subject to the special or the general theory of relativity
    • relativistic quantum mechanics
    • relativistic increase in mass
    • radiation from relativistic particles
  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of relativism

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lin

  • noun United States sculptor and architect whose public works include the memorial to veterans of the Vietnam War in Washington (born in 1959)
    Maya Lin.

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paparazzo

  • noun a freelance photographer who pursues celebrities trying to take candid photographs of them to sell to newspapers or magazines

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fresco

  • noun a mural done with watercolors on wet plaster
  • noun a durable method of painting on a wall by using watercolors on wet plaster

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cimabue

  • noun painter of the Florentine school; anticipated the move from Byzantine to naturalistic art (1240-1302)
    Giovanni Cimabue.

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domenikos_theotocopoulos

  • noun Spanish painter (born in Greece) remembered for his religious works characterized by elongated human forms and dramatic use of color (1541-1614)
    El Greco; Greco.

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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drawer

  • noun a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out
  • noun the person who writes a check or draft instructing the drawee to pay someone else

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symbolization

  • noun the use of symbols to convey meaning
    symbolisation.
  • noun something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
    symbol; symbolic representation; symbolisation.
    • the eagle is a symbol of the United States

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romanticist

  • noun someone who indulges in excessive sentimentality
    sentimentalist.
  • noun an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism
    romantic.

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imitation

  • noun the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
  • noun something copied or derived from an original

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sculpturesque

  • adjective satellite resembling sculpture
    sculptured; modeled; sculptural.
    • her finely modeled features
    • rendered with...vivid sculptural effect
    • the sculpturesque beauty of the athletes' bodies

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sense

  • noun a general conscious awareness
    • a sense of security
    • a sense of happiness
    • a sense of danger
    • a sense of self
  • noun the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    signified.
    • the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    • in the best sense charity is really a duty
    • the signifier is linked to the signified

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duncan_james_corrow_grant

  • noun Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978)
    Duncan Grant; Grant.

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cubism

  • noun an artistic movement in France beginning in 1907 that featured surfaces of geometrical planes

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masterly

  • adjective satellite having or revealing supreme mastery or skill
    masterful; virtuoso; consummate.
    • a consummate artist
    • consummate skill
    • a masterful speaker
    • masterful technique
    • a masterly performance of the sonata
    • a virtuoso performance

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max_weber

  • noun United States abstract painter (born in Russia) (1881-1961)
    Weber.
  • noun German sociologist and pioneer of the analytic method in sociology (1864-1920)
    Weber.

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gustav_klimt

  • noun Austrian painter influenced by art nouveau (1862-1918)
    Klimt.

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grant_wood

  • noun United States painter noted for works based on life in the Midwest (1892-1942)
    Wood.

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impassive

  • adjective satellite having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
    stolid.
    • her impassive remoteness
    • he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall
    • a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf
    • her face showed nothing but stolid indifference
  • adjective satellite deliberately impassive in manner
    deadpan; unexpressive; poker-faced; expressionless.
    • deadpan humor
    • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read

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chilly

  • noun very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
    chilli; chili; chile; chili pepper.
  • adjective satellite not characterized by emotion
    • a female form in marble--a chilly but ideal medium for depicting abstract virtues"-C.W.Cunningham

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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leger

  • noun a record in which commercial accounts are recorded
    book; book of account; account book; ledger.
    • they got a subpoena to examine our books
  • noun French painter who was an early cubist (1881-1955)
    Fernand Leger.

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vasarely

  • noun French painter (born in Hungary) who was a pioneer of op art (1908-1997)
    Viktor Vasarely.

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ferdinand_victor_eugene_delacroix

  • noun French romantic painter (1798-1863)
    Eugene Delacroix; Delacroix.

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visual_modality

  • noun the ability to see; the visual faculty
    visual sense; vision; sight.

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eisenstaedt

  • noun United States photographer (born in Germany) whose unposed documentary photographs created photojournalism (born in 1898)
    Alfred Eisenstaedt.

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dante_gabriel_rossetti

  • noun English poet and painter who was a leader of the Pre-Raphaelites (1828-1882)
    Rossetti.

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ordinary

  • noun a judge of a probate court
  • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
    • not out of the ordinary

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goya

  • noun Spanish painter well known for his portraits and for his satires (1746-1828)
    Goya y Lucientes; Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes; Francisco de Goya; Francisco Jose de Goya; Francisco Goya.

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paul_cezanne

  • noun French Post-impressionist painter who influenced modern art (especially cubism) by stressing the structural components latent in nature (1839-1906)
    Cezanne.

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william_henry_fox_talbot

  • noun English inventor and pioneer in photography who published the first book illustrated with photographs (1800-1877)
    Talbot; Fox Talbot.

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supersensitized

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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daniel_chester_french

  • noun United States sculptor who created the seated marble figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. (1850-1931)
    French.

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beauty

  • noun the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; knockout; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.

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blear

  • verb make dim or indistinct
    blur.
    • The fog blurs my vision
  • adjective satellite tired to the point of exhaustion
    blear-eyed; bleary; bleary-eyed.

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genre_painting

  • noun a genre depicting everyday life

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warm

  • verb get warm or warmer
    warm up.
    • The soup warmed slowly on the stove
  • verb make warm or warmer
    • The blanket will warm you

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mortal

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; individual.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • adjective subject to death
    • mortal beings

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fatalist

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
    determinist; predestinarian; predestinationist.
  • adjective of or relating to fatalism
    fatalistic.
    • a fatalist person

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siqueiros

  • noun Mexican painter of murals depicting protest and revolution (1896-1974)
    David Siqueiros; David Alfaro Siqueiros.

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mastership

  • noun the skill of a master
  • noun the position of master

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faculty

  • noun one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
    mental faculty; module.
  • noun the body of teachers and administrators at a school
    staff.
    • the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university

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peter_paul_rubens

  • noun prolific Flemish baroque painter; knighted by the English king Charles I (1577-1640)
    Sir Peter Paul Rubens; Rubens.

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ethics

  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethical motive; morals; morality.
  • noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules
    moral philosophy.

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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krasner

  • noun United States artist remembered for her spontaneous approach to painting; she was a founder of the New York school of abstract expressionism (1908-1984)
    Lee Krasner.

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matter-of-fact

  • adjective satellite not fanciful or imaginative
    prosaic.
    • local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones
    • a prosaic and unimaginative essay
  • adjective satellite concerned with practical matters
    pragmatical; pragmatic.
    • a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem
    • a matter-of-fact account of the trip

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modernism

  • noun genre of art and literature that makes a self-conscious break with previous genres
  • noun the quality of being current or of the present
    contemporaneity; modernity; contemporaneousness; modernness.
    • a shopping mall would instill a spirit of modernity into this village

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tintoretto

  • noun Italian painter of the Venetian school (1518-1594)
    Jacopo Robusti.

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ono

  • noun United States musician (born in Japan) who married John Lennon and collaborated with him on recordings (born in 1933)
    Yoko Ono.

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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conscious

  • adjective satellite intentionally conceived
    witting.
    • a conscious effort to speak more slowly
    • a conscious policy
  • adjective knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
    • remained conscious during the operation
    • conscious of his faults
    • became conscious that he was being followed

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pragmatical

  • adjective of or concerning the theory of pragmatism
    pragmatic.
  • adjective satellite concerned with practical matters
    matter-of-fact; pragmatic.
    • a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem
    • a matter-of-fact account of the trip

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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george_segal

  • noun United States sculptor (born in 1924)
    Segal.

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uncoloured

  • adjective without color
    uncolored.
    • pure water is uncolored

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element

  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; factor; component.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech
  • noun an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    constituent; component.
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system

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fortification

  • noun defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
    munition.
  • noun the art or science of strengthening defenses

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nosed

  • adjective having a nose (either literal or metaphoric) especially of a specified kind
  • verb search or inquire in a meddlesome way
    horn in; intrude; poke; pry; nose.
    • This guy is always nosing around the office

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acuteness

  • noun a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed
    • dogs have a remarkable acuteness of smell
  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    keenness; sharpness; acuity.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind

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shade

  • noun relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body
    shadowiness; shadiness.
    • it is much cooler in the shade
    • there's too much shadiness to take good photographs
  • noun a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
    tint; tone; tincture.
    • after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted

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craft

  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    trade.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice
  • noun a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space

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taking

  • noun the act of someone who picks up or takes something
    pickings.
    • the pickings were easy
    • clothing could be had for the taking
  • verb carry out
    take.
    • take action
    • take steps
    • take vengeance

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reynolds

  • noun English portrait painter and first president of the Royal Academy (1723-1792)
    Sir Joshua Reynolds.

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crafty

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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sense_impression

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense experience; sensation; esthesis; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch

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frans_hals

  • noun Dutch portrait and genre painter who endowed his portraits with vitality and humor (1580?-1666)
    Hals.

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veridical

  • adjective satellite coinciding with reality
    real.
    • perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson

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surrealist

  • noun an artist who is a member of the movement called surrealism

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hifalutin

  • adjective satellite affectedly genteel
    grandiose; highfalutin; la-di-da; highfaluting; hoity-toity.

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artwork

  • noun photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
    nontextual matter; graphics; art.
    • the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book

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edward_jean_steichen

  • noun United States photographer who pioneered artistic photography (1879-1973)
    Steichen.

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lysippus

  • noun Greek sculptor (4th century BC)

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distortion

  • noun a change for the worse
    deformation.
  • noun a shape resulting from distortion
    distorted shape.

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surrealism

  • noun a 20th century movement of artists and writers (developing out of dadaism) who used fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams

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perceptive

  • adjective of or relating to perception
    • perceptive faculties
  • adjective having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment
    • a perceptive eye
    • a perceptive observation

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warhorse

  • noun a work of art (composition or drama) that is part of the standard repertory but has become hackneyed from much repetition
  • noun an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
    old stager; veteran; oldtimer; old hand; old-timer; stager.

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responsive

  • adjective containing or using responses; alternating
    antiphonal.
    • responsive reading
    • antiphonal laughter
  • adjective readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion
    • children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience

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white

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.
  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.

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still

  • noun a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; stillness.
    • the still of the night

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activating

  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activation.
  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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orozco

  • noun Mexican painter noted for his monumental murals (1883-1949)
    Jose Orozco; Jose Clemente Orozco.

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pre-raphaelite

  • noun a painter or writer dedicated to restoring early Renaissance ideals
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the Pre-Raphaelites
    • the Pre-Raphaelite painters

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style

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    fashion; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun 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
    expressive style.
    • all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper

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fit

  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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auditory

  • adjective of or relating to the process of hearing
    auditive; audile.
    • auditory processing
    • an audile person

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susceptible

  • adjective (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of
    • susceptible to colds
    • susceptible of proof
  • adjective satellite easily impressed emotionally

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piet_mondrian

  • noun Dutch painter whose work (intersecting lines at right angles and planes in primary colors) influenced the development of abstract art (1872-1944)
    Mondrian.

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stuart_davis

  • noun United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)
    Davis.

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vlaminck

  • noun French painter and exponent of fauvism (1876-1958)
    Maurice de Vlaminck.

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unreal

  • adjective lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria
    • ghosts and other unreal entities
    • unreal propaganda serving as news
  • adjective not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary
    • this conversation is getting more and more unreal
    • the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy
    • the unreal world of advertising art

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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pieter_breughel

  • noun Flemish painter of landscapes (1525-1569)
    Brueghel; Breughel; Pieter Brueghel; Pieter Brueghel the Elder; Pieter Bruegel; Bruegel; Breughel the Elder.

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production

  • noun the act or process of producing something
    • Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous
    • the production of white blood cells
  • noun a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
    • have you seen the new production of Hamlet?

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fauve

  • noun a member of a group of French painters who followed fauvism
    fauvist.

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carve

  • verb form by carving
    • Carve a flower from the ice
  • verb engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
    chip at.
    • carve one's name into the bark

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self-aware

  • adjective satellite aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts
    self-conscious.
    • self-conscious awareness
    • self-conscious about their roles as guardians of the social values"- D.M.Potter

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sensitized

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen
  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilise; sensibilize; sensitize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

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aetiological

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
    etiologic; aetiologic; etiological.
  • adjective relating to the etiology of a disease
    etiologic; aetiologic; etiological.
    • etiological agent

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grace

  • noun (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
    state of grace; saving grace.
    • the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
    • it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
    • the Virgin lived in a state of grace
  • noun elegance and beauty of movement or expression
    gracility.
    • a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace

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hilaire_germain_edgar_degas

  • noun French impressionist painter (1834-1917)
    Degas; Edgar Degas.

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solo

  • noun any activity that is performed alone without assistance
  • noun a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)

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material

  • noun the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    stuff.
    • coal is a hard black material
    • wheat is the stuff they use to make bread
  • noun information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    • the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography

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breughel

  • noun Flemish painter of landscapes (1525-1569)
    Brueghel; Pieter Breughel; Pieter Brueghel; Pieter Brueghel the Elder; Pieter Bruegel; Bruegel; Breughel the Elder.

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post-impressionist

  • noun an artist of the Postimpressionist school who revolted against Impressionism
    Postimpressionist.

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lachaise

  • noun United States sculptor (born in France) noted for his large nude figures (1882-1935)
    Gaston Lachaise.

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expressionist

  • noun an artist who is an adherent of expressionism
  • adjective of or relating to expressionism
    expressionistic.
    • expressionist art

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energizing

  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    activation; activating.
  • verb cause to be alert and energetic
    energize; arouse; energise; perk up; brace; stimulate.
    • Coffee and tea stimulate me
    • This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate

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cutting

  • noun the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
    film editing.
  • noun a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    slip.

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jaun_gris

  • noun Spanish cubist painter (1887-1927)
    Gris.

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expressionism

  • noun an art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized; an inner feeling was expressed through a distorted rendition of reality

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music_director

  • noun the person who leads a musical group
    director; conductor.

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beau

  • noun a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
    swain; fellow; young man; boyfriend.
    • if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked
  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    gallant; dandy; clotheshorse; fop; swell; dude; sheik; fashion plate.

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pompous

  • adjective satellite puffed up with vanity
    portentous; grandiloquent; overblown; pontifical.
    • a grandiloquent and boastful manner
    • overblown oratory
    • a pompous speech
    • pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
  • adjective characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display
    ceremonious.

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brancusi

  • noun Romanian sculptor noted for abstractions of animal forms (1876-1957)
    Constantin Brancusi.

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decorator

  • noun a person who specializes in designing architectural interiors and their furnishings
    interior decorator; house decorator; designer; interior designer; room decorator.
  • noun someone who decorates
    ornamentalist.

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edouard_vuillard

  • noun French painter (1868-1940)
    Vuillard; Jean Edouard Vuillard.

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minimalist

  • noun a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics
  • noun a practitioner or advocate of artistic minimalism

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repaint

  • verb paint again
    • He repainted the same scenery many times during his life
  • verb paint again
    • He repainted the wall after the child smeared it with tomato sauce

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victor_herbert

  • noun United States musician and composer and conductor noted for his comic operas (1859-1924)
    Herbert.

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platonic

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy
    • Platonic dialogues
  • adjective satellite free from physical desire
    • platonic love

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sublimate

  • noun the product of vaporization of a solid
  • verb direct energy or urges into useful activities

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realist

  • noun a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them
  • noun a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly

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scenic

  • adjective satellite used of locations; having beautiful natural scenery
    • scenic drives
  • adjective of or relating to the stage or stage scenery
    • scenic design

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philosophical

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophic.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophic.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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copley

  • noun American painter who did portraits of Paul Revere and John Hancock before fleeing to England to avoid the American Revolution (1738-1815)
    John Copley; John Singleton Copley.

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supersensitive

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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realistic

  • adjective aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are
    • a realistic description
    • a realistic view of the possibilities
    • a realistic appraisal of our chances
    • the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans
  • adjective satellite representing what is real; not abstract or ideal
    naturalistic.
    • realistic portraiture
    • a realistic novel
    • in naturalistic colors
    • the school of naturalistic writers

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lippi

  • noun Italian painter and son of Fra Filippo Lippi (1457-1504)
    Filippino Lippi.
  • noun Italian painter whose works show a three-dimensional style (1406-1469)
    Fra Filippo Lippi.

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pre-socratic

  • noun any philosopher who lived before Socrates
  • adjective before the time of Socrates
    presocratic.

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hans_arp

  • noun Alsatian artist and poet who was cofounder of dadaism in Zurich; noted for abstract organic sculptures (1887-1966)
    Arp; Jean Arp.

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minimalism

  • noun an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color
    minimal art; reductivism.

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diego_rivera

  • noun socialist Mexican painter of murals (1886-1957)
    Rivera.

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jan_van_der_meer

  • noun Dutch painter renowned for his use of light (1632-1675)
    Jan Vermeer; Vermeer.

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realism

  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    pragmatism.
  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realness; reality.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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sketcher

  • noun someone who draws sketches
  • noun an implement for sketching

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abstractionism

  • noun an abstract genre of art; artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation
    abstract art.
  • noun a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples
    unrealism.

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roger_eliot_fry

  • noun English painter and art critic (1866-1934)
    Fry; Roger Fry.

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franz_joseph_kline

  • noun United States abstract expressionist painter (1910-1962)
    Franz Kline; Kline.

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chinoiserie

  • noun a style in art reflecting Chinese influence; elaborately decorated and intricately patterned

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olfaction

  • noun the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
    sense of smell; smell; olfactory modality.

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sober

  • verb cause to become sober
    • A sobering thought
  • verb become more realistic
    sober up.
    • After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up

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terpsichorean

  • noun a performer who dances professionally
    dancer; professional dancer.
  • adjective of or relating to dancing
    • her terpsichorean activities

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catching

  • noun (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
  • noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
    detection; espial; spying; spotting.

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samuel_finley_breese_morse

  • noun United States portrait painter who patented the telegraph and developed the Morse code (1791-1872)
    Samuel F. B. Morse; Samuel Morse; Morse.

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wassily_kandinsky

  • noun Russian painter who was a pioneer of abstract art (1866-1944)
    Wassily Kandinski; Kandinski; Kandinsky.

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abstract_art

  • noun an abstract genre of art; artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation
    abstractionism.

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abstractionist

  • noun a painter of abstract pictures
    abstract artist.
  • adjective satellite not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
    abstract; nonfigurative; nonobjective.
    • a large abstract painting

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inflated

  • adjective satellite enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
    hyperbolic.
    • a hyperbolic style
  • verb exaggerate or make bigger
    inflate; blow up; expand; amplify.
    • The charges were inflated

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primitive

  • noun a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
    primitive person.
  • noun a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived

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postimpressionist

  • noun an artist of the Postimpressionist school who revolted against Impressionism
    Post-impressionist.

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dorothea_lange

  • noun United States photographer remembered for her portraits of rural workers during the Depression (1895-1965)
    Lange.

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flower

  • noun a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
  • noun reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
    blossom; bloom.

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yoko_ono

  • noun United States musician (born in Japan) who married John Lennon and collaborated with him on recordings (born in 1933)
    Ono.

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holman_hunt

  • noun Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)
    William Holman Hunt; Hunt.

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draftsmanship

  • noun the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams
    drafting; drawing.
    • he learned drawing from his father

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bartolome_esteban_murillo

  • noun Spanish painter (1617-1682)
    Murillo.

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laurence_stephen_lowry

  • noun English painter (1887-1976)
    Lowry; L. S. Lowry.

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fragonard

  • noun French artist whose rococo paintings typified the frivolity of life in the royal court of France in the 18th century (1732-1806)
    Jean Honore Fragonard.

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semiconscious

  • adjective satellite partially conscious; not completely aware of sensations

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triptych

  • noun art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together)

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looking

  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking at; look.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him
  • noun the act of searching visually
    looking for.

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peripatetic

  • noun a person who walks from place to place
  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Aristotelean; Aristotelian.

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acting

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    performing; playacting; playing.
  • verb perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    move; act.
    • think before you act
    • We must move quickly
    • The governor should act on the new energy bill
    • The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

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edgar_degas

  • noun French impressionist painter (1834-1917)
    Degas; Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas.

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olfactory_modality

  • noun the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
    sense of smell; smell; olfaction.

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sandro_botticelli

  • noun Italian painter of mythological and religious paintings (1444-1510)
    Botticelli; Alessandro di Mariano dei Filipepi.

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print

  • noun the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication
    • I want to see it in print
  • noun a picture or design printed from an engraving

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reexamination

  • noun (law) questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness after that witness has been subject to cross-examination
    redirect examination.
  • noun a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
    followup; review; follow-up.

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francisco_de_goya

  • noun Spanish painter well known for his portraits and for his satires (1746-1828)
    Goya; Goya y Lucientes; Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes; Francisco Jose de Goya; Francisco Goya.

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correct

  • verb make right or correct
    right; rectify.
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation
  • verb make reparations or amends for
    compensate; right; redress.
    • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

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rene_magritte

  • noun Belgian surrealist painter (1898-1967)
    Magritte.

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perception

  • noun the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
    percept; perceptual experience.
  • noun a way of conceiving something
    • Luther had a new perception of the Bible

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statue_maker

  • noun an artist who creates sculptures
    carver; sculptor; sculpturer.

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semiotic

  • adjective of or relating to semiotics
    semiotical.
    • semiotic analysis

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camera_operator

  • noun a photographer who operates a movie camera
    cameraman; cinematographer.

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thomas_hart_benton

  • noun United States artist whose paintings portrayed life in the Midwest and South (1889-1975)
    Benton.
  • noun United States legislator who opposed the use of paper currency (1782-1858)
    Benton; Old Bullion.

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mourning

  • noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    bereavement.
  • noun the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
    lamentation.

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existentialist

  • noun a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
    existentialist philosopher; existential philosopher.
  • adjective relating to or involving existentialism
    • existentialist movement
    • existentialist philosophy
    • the existentialist character of his ideas

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wizard

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun one who practices magic or sorcery
    necromancer; thaumaturgist; thaumaturge; magician; sorcerer.

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moral_philosophy

  • noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules
    ethics.

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flyer

  • noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    handbill; flier; bill; broadside; broadsheet; throwaway; circular.
    • he mailed the circular to all subscribers
  • noun someone who travels by air
    flier.

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samuel_f._b._morse

  • noun United States portrait painter who patented the telegraph and developed the Morse code (1791-1872)
    Samuel Finley Breese Morse; Samuel Morse; Morse.

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unemotional

  • adjective unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
  • adjective satellite cool and formal in manner
    reticent; restrained.

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correggio

  • noun Italian painter noted for his use of chiaroscuro and perspective (1494-1534)
    Antonio Allegri da Correggio.

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jean_honore_fragonard

  • noun French artist whose rococo paintings typified the frivolity of life in the royal court of France in the 18th century (1732-1806)
    Fragonard.

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wall

  • noun an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure
    • the south wall had a small window
    • the walls were covered with pictures
  • noun anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect
    • a wall of water
    • a wall of smoke
    • a wall of prejudice
    • negotiations ran into a brick wall

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raphael

  • noun Italian painter whose many paintings exemplify the ideals of the High Renaissance (1483-1520)
    Raffaello Santi; Raffaello Sanzio.
  • noun an archangel of the Hebrew tradition

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surrealistic

  • adjective satellite characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions
    phantasmagorical; phantasmagoric; surreal.
    • a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows"--J.C.Powys
    • the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature

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monet

  • noun French impressionist painter (1840-1926)
    Claude Monet.

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norman_rockwell

  • noun United States illustrator whose works present a sentimental idealized view of everyday life (1894-1978)
    Rockwell.

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georges_seurat

  • noun French painter who developed pointillism (1859-1891)
    Seurat; Georges Pierre Seurat.

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magic_realism

  • noun a literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative or meticulously realistic painting are combined with surreal elements of fantasy or dreams

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rembrandt_harmensz_van_rijn

  • noun influential Dutch artist (1606-1669)
    Rembrandt van Ryn; Rembrandt van Rijn; Rembrandt.

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perceptible

  • adjective capable of being perceived by the mind or senses
    • a perceptible limp
    • easily perceptible sounds
    • perceptible changes in behavior
  • adjective satellite easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
    • a perceptible sense of expectation in the court

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lawrence

  • noun Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
    St. Lawrence; Saint Lawrence; Laurentius.
  • noun Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
    Thomas Edward Lawrence; T. E. Lawrence; Lawrence of Arabia.

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positioning

  • noun the act of putting something in a certain place
    emplacement; placement; location; position; locating.
  • verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
    position.

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sir_anthony_vandyke

  • noun Flemish painter of numerous portraits (1599-1641)
    Van Dyck; Anthony Vandyke; Vandyke.

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david_siqueiros

  • noun Mexican painter of murals depicting protest and revolution (1896-1974)
    Siqueiros; David Alfaro Siqueiros.

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fly

  • noun two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • noun flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
    rainfly; tent flap; fly sheet; tent-fly.

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pythagorean

  • adjective of or relating to Pythagoras or his geometry
    • Pythagorean philosophy
    • Pythagorean theorem

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lichtenstein

  • noun United States painter who was a leading exponent of pop art (1923-1997)
    Roy Lichtenstein.

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decorate

  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    ornament; embellish; beautify; grace; adorn.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; embellish; beautify; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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veronese

  • noun Italian painter of the Venetian school (1528-1588)
    Paola Caliari; Paolo Veronese.

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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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samuel_morse

  • noun United States portrait painter who patented the telegraph and developed the Morse code (1791-1872)
    Samuel Finley Breese Morse; Samuel F. B. Morse; Morse.

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david_smith

  • noun United States sculptor (1906-1965)
    Smith; David Roland Smith.

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colouring

  • noun a digestible substance used to give color to food
    food coloring; food colouring; food colour; coloring; food color.
    • food color made from vegetable dyes
  • noun a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    color; colour; coloring.
    • a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light

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blind

  • noun people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
    • he spent hours reading to the blind
  • noun a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    • he waited impatiently in the blind

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artistry

  • noun a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
    prowess; art.
    • the art of conversation
    • it's quite an art

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west

  • noun the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
    Occident.
  • noun the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
    due west; W; westward.

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feel

  • noun an intuitive awareness;
    • he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; tone; flavor; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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sensibilize

  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilise; sensitize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

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henri_toulouse-lautrec

  • noun French painter who portrayed life in the cafes and music halls of Montmartre (1864-1901)
    Toulouse-Lautrec.

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scene

  • noun the place where some action occurs
    • the police returned to the scene of the crime
  • noun an incident (real or imaginary)
    • their parting was a sad scene

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hearing

  • noun (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
  • noun an opportunity to state your case and be heard
    audience.
    • they condemned him without a hearing
    • he saw that he had lost his audience

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jean_edouard_vuillard

  • noun French painter (1868-1940)
    Edouard Vuillard; Vuillard.

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platonistic

  • adjective pertaining to or characteristic of or in accordance with Platonism

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primitivism

  • noun a wild or unrefined state
    crudeness; rudeness; crudity; primitiveness.
  • noun a genre characteristic of (or imitative of) primitive artists or children

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claes_oldenburg

  • noun United States sculptor (born in Sweden); a leader of the pop art movement who was noted for giant sculptures of common objects (born in 1929)
    Oldenburg; Claes Thure Oldenburg.

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landscapist

  • noun someone who paints landscapes
  • noun someone who arranges features of the landscape or garden attractively
    landscape gardener; landscape architect; landscaper.

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sensing_element

  • noun any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
    detector; sensor.

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fry

  • noun English painter and art critic (1866-1934)
    Roger Fry; Roger Eliot Fry.
  • noun English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907)
    Christopher Fry.

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maillol

  • noun French sculptor of monumental female nudes (1861-1944)
    Aristide Maillol.

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coagulate

  • verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
    clot.
    • coagulated blood
  • verb cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
    clot.

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illustrate

  • verb clarify by giving an example of
    exemplify; instance.
  • verb depict with an illustration

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expressionistic

  • adjective of or relating to expressionism
    expressionist.
    • expressionist art

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plastic_art

  • noun the arts of shaping or modeling; carving and sculpture

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socratic

  • adjective of or relating to Socrates or to his method of teaching
    • Socratic teaching

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paint

  • noun a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating
    pigment.
    • artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably
  • noun (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court
    key.
    • he hit a jump shot from the top of the key
    • he dominates play in the paint

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dame_barbara_hepworth

  • noun British sculptor (1902-1975)
    Hepworth; Barbara Hepworth.

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leading

  • noun thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
    lead.
  • noun the activity of leading
    leadership.
    • his leadership inspired the team

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hoffman

  • noun United States sculptor (1887-1966)
    Malvina Hoffman.
  • noun versatile United States film actor (born in 1937)
    Dustin Hoffman.

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morse

  • noun a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals)
    Morse code; international Morse code.
  • noun United States portrait painter who patented the telegraph and developed the Morse code (1791-1872)
    Samuel Finley Breese Morse; Samuel F. B. Morse; Samuel Morse.

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insentient

  • adjective devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation
    insensate.
    • insentient (or insensate) stone

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weston

  • noun United States photographer(1886-1958)
    Edward Weston.

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johns

  • noun United States artist and proponent of pop art (born in 1930)
    Jasper Johns.
  • noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    toilet; bathroom; privy; lavatory; can; lav; john.

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excitable

  • adjective easily excited
  • adjective satellite capable of responding to stimuli
    irritable.

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lipchitz

  • noun United States sculptor (born in Lithuania) who pioneered cubist sculpture (1891-1973)
    Jacques Lipchitz.

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oil_painter

  • noun a painter who uses oil paints

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detectable

  • adjective satellite capable of being detected
    noticeable.
    • after a noticeable pause the lecturer continued
  • adjective satellite easily seen or detected
    perceptible.
    • a detectable note of sarcasm
    • he continued after a perceptible pause

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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george_louis_palmella_busson_du_maurier

  • noun English writer and illustrator; grandfather of Daphne du Maurier (1834-1896)
    George du Maurier; du Maurier.

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modernist

  • noun an artist who makes a deliberate break with previous styles

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somatosense

  • noun any of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and pain

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fauvism

  • noun an art movement launched in 1905 whose work was characterized by bright and nonnatural colors and simple forms; influenced the expressionists

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painful

  • adjective causing physical or psychological pain
    • worked with painful slowness
  • adjective satellite causing misery or pain or distress
    sore; afflictive.
    • it was a sore trial to him
    • the painful process of growing up

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toe

  • noun one of the digits of the foot
  • noun the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes

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maya_lin

  • noun United States sculptor and architect whose public works include the memorial to veterans of the Vietnam War in Washington (born in 1959)
    Lin.

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antonio_allegri_da_correggio

  • noun Italian painter noted for his use of chiaroscuro and perspective (1494-1534)
    Correggio.

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vanessa_bell

  • noun English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961)
    Vanessa Stephen; Bell.

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deweyan

  • adjective of or relating to John Dewey or his philosophy

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childe_hassam

  • noun United States painter noted for brilliant colors and bold brushwork (1859-1935)
    Hassam; Frederick Childe Hassam.

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naive_art

  • noun a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artists
    primitive art; outsider art; vernacular art; self-taught art.

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rousseauan

  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

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synthetism

  • noun a genre of French painting characterized by bright flat shapes and symbolic treatments of abstract ideas

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sensitization

  • noun the state of being sensitive (as to an antigen)
    sensitisation.
  • noun (psychology) the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations)
    sensitisation.

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telescopic

  • adjective satellite visible only with a telescope
    • a bright star with a telescopic companion
  • adjective satellite capable of discerning distant objects
    • a telescopic eye
    • telescopic vision

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embellish

  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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sensation

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sense experience; esthesis; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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alessandro_di_mariano_dei_filipepi

  • noun Italian painter of mythological and religious paintings (1444-1510)
    Sandro Botticelli; Botticelli.

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jacques_louis_david

  • noun French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825)
    David.

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mural

  • noun a painting that is applied to a wall surface
    wall painting.
  • adjective of or relating to walls
    • mural painting

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braque

  • noun French painter who led the cubist movement (1882-1963)
    Georges Braque.

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rationalistic

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of rationalism

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expressive_style

  • noun 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
    style.
    • all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper

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nonrepresentational

  • adjective of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature

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predestinarian

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
    determinist; fatalist; predestinationist.
  • adjective of or relating to predestination; holding the doctrine of predestination

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francisco_goya

  • noun Spanish painter well known for his portraits and for his satires (1746-1828)
    Goya; Goya y Lucientes; Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes; Francisco de Goya; Francisco Jose de Goya.

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bruegel

  • noun Flemish painter of landscapes (1525-1569)
    Brueghel; Breughel; Pieter Breughel; Pieter Brueghel; Pieter Brueghel the Elder; Pieter Bruegel; Breughel the Elder.

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jacob_epstein

  • noun British sculptor (born in the United States) noted for busts and large controversial works (1880-1959)
    Sir Jacob Epstein; Epstein.

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ceramics

  • noun the art of making and decorating pottery
  • noun an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
    ceramic.

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john_singer_sargent

  • noun United States painter (born in Italy) known for his society portraits (1856-1925)
    Sargent.

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uncolored

  • adjective without color
    uncoloured.
    • pure water is uncolored
  • adjective satellite not artificially colored or bleached
    unbleached; undyed.
    • unbleached blonde hair
    • her hair is uncolored
    • undyed cotton

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wet

  • noun wetness caused by water
    moisture.
    • drops of wet gleamed on the window
  • verb cause to become wet
    • Wet your face

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aristotelian

  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Peripatetic; Aristotelean.
  • adjective of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
    peripatetic; Aristotelean; Aristotelic.
    • Aristotelean logic

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kirchner

  • noun German expressionist painter (1880-1938)
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

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hard-nosed

  • adjective satellite guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
    practical; hardheaded; pragmatic.
    • a hardheaded appraisal of our position
    • a hard-nosed labor leader
    • completely practical in his approach to business
    • not ideology but pragmatic politics

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mondrian

  • noun Dutch painter whose work (intersecting lines at right angles and planes in primary colors) influenced the development of abstract art (1872-1944)
    Piet Mondrian.

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matter

  • noun a vaguely specified concern
    thing; affair.
    • several matters to attend to
    • it is none of your affair
    • things are going well
  • noun some situation or event that is thought about
    topic; issue; subject.
    • he kept drifting off the topic
    • he had been thinking about the subject for several years
    • it is a matter for the police

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jean_auguste_dominique_ingres

  • noun French classical painter (1780-1867)
    Ingres.

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scholastic

  • noun a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    pedant; bookworm.
  • noun a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

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poussin

  • noun French painter in the classical style (1594-1665)
    Nicolas Poussin.

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john_james_audubon

  • noun United States ornithologist and artist (born in Haiti) noted for his paintings of birds of America (1785-1851)
    Audubon.

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smelling

  • noun the act of perceiving the odor of something
    smell.
  • verb inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
    smell.

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aesthetic

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    esthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism
  • adjective relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
    esthetic.
    • aesthetic values

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albrecht_durer

  • noun a leading German painter and engraver of the Renaissance (1471-1528)
    Durer.

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sculpture

  • noun a three-dimensional work of plastic art
  • noun creating figures or designs in three dimensions
    carving.

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printmaker

  • noun an artist who designs and makes prints
    graphic artist.

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giovanni_cimabue

  • noun painter of the Florentine school; anticipated the move from Byzantine to naturalistic art (1240-1302)
    Cimabue.

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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oldenburg

  • noun United States sculptor (born in Sweden); a leader of the pop art movement who was noted for giant sculptures of common objects (born in 1929)
    Claes Oldenburg; Claes Thure Oldenburg.

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modeled

  • adjective satellite resembling sculpture
    sculptured; sculptural; sculpturesque.
    • her finely modeled features
    • rendered with...vivid sculptural effect
    • the sculpturesque beauty of the athletes' bodies
  • verb plan or create according to a model or models
    pattern; model.

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warhol

  • noun United States artist who was a leader of the Pop Art movement (1930-1987)
    Andy Warhol.

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jacopo_robusti

  • noun Italian painter of the Venetian school (1518-1594)
    Tintoretto.

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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steen

  • noun Dutch genre painter (1626-1679)
    Jan Steen.

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raw

  • noun informal terms for nakedness
    birthday suit; altogether.
    • in the raw
    • in the altogether
    • in his birthday suit
  • adjective satellite (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
    natural; rude.
    • natural yogurt
    • natural produce
    • raw wool
    • raw sugar
    • bales of rude cotton

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cognizant

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognisant; aware.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit

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distorted

  • adjective satellite so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly
    deformed; misshapen; ill-shapen; malformed.
    • deformed thalidomide babies
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • an ill-shapen vase
    • a limp caused by a malformed foot
    • misshapen old fingers
  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; distort; garble.

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bernini

  • noun Italian sculptor and architect of the baroque period in Italy; designed many churches and chapels and tombs and fountains (1598-1680)
    Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini.

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monochrome

  • noun painting done in a range of tones of a single color
  • noun a black-and-white photograph or slide
    black and white.

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gaston_lachaise

  • noun United States sculptor (born in France) noted for his large nude figures (1882-1935)
    Lachaise.

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crawford

  • noun United States neoclassical sculptor (1814-1857)
    Thomas Crawford.
  • noun United States film actress (1908-1977)
    Joan Crawford.

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metaphysics

  • noun the philosophical study of being and knowing

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coloring_material

  • noun any material used for its color
    color; colour; colouring material.
    • she used a different color for the trim

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hals

  • noun Dutch portrait and genre painter who endowed his portraits with vitality and humor (1580?-1666)
    Frans Hals.

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depict

  • verb show in, or as in, a picture
    picture; render; show.
    • This scene depicts country life
    • the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting
  • verb give a description of
    draw; describe.
    • He drew an elaborate plan of attack

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genuine

  • adjective not fake or counterfeit
    echt.
    • a genuine Picasso
    • genuine leather
  • adjective satellite not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed
    true; unfeigned.
    • genuine emotion
    • her interest in people was unfeigned
    • true grief

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wall_painting

  • noun a painting that is applied to a wall surface
    mural.

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rockwell

  • noun United States illustrator whose works present a sentimental idealized view of everyday life (1894-1978)
    Norman Rockwell.

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hoity-toity

  • adjective satellite affectedly genteel
    grandiose; highfalutin; la-di-da; highfaluting; hifalutin.

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cyberart

  • noun art that is produced with the help of computer hardware and software

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albers

  • noun United States painter born in Germany; works characterized by simple geometrical patterns in various colors (1888-1976)
    Josef Albers.

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sententious

  • adjective satellite abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing
    • too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation"- Kathleen Barnes
  • adjective satellite concise and full of meaning
    pithy.
    • welcomed her pithy comments
    • the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen

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distemper

  • noun any of various infectious viral diseases of animals
  • noun an angry and disagreeable mood
    ill humor; ill humour.

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get_the_hang

  • verb be or become completely proficient or skilled in
    master.
    • She mastered Japanese in less than two years

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constantin_brancusi

  • noun Romanian sculptor noted for abstractions of animal forms (1876-1957)
    Brancusi.

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ideal

  • noun the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; apotheosis; saint; nonpareil.

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cantor

  • noun the musical director of a choir
    choirmaster; precentor.
  • noun the official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical part of the service and sings or chants the prayers intended to be performed as solos
    hazan.

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substitute

  • noun a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    replacement.
  • noun an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
    second-stringer; reserve.

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nouveau-riche

  • noun a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
    arriviste; upstart; parvenu.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
    parvenu; upstart; parvenue.

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distortionist

  • noun a painter who introduces distortions

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blunt

  • verb make less intense
    • blunted emotions
  • verb make numb or insensitive
    benumb; dull; numb.
    • The shock numbed her senses

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hans_holbein

  • noun German painter and engraver noted for his portraits; he was commissioned by Henry VIII to provide portraits of the English king's prospective brides (1497-1543)
    Holbein; Holbein the Younger.
  • noun German painter of religious works (1465-1524)
    Holbein; Holbein the Elder.

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impressionism

  • noun a school of late 19th century French painters who pictured appearances by strokes of unmixed colors to give the impression of reflected light

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bartholdi

  • noun French sculptor best known for creating the Statue of Liberty now in New York harbor
    Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.

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shallow

  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shoal.
  • verb make shallow
    shoal.
    • The silt shallowed the canal

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carl_orff

  • noun German musician who developed a widely used system for teaching music to children (1895-1982)
    Orff.

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jean_arp

  • noun Alsatian artist and poet who was cofounder of dadaism in Zurich; noted for abstract organic sculptures (1887-1966)
    Arp; Hans Arp.

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robert_indiana

  • noun United States pop artist (born 1928)
    Indiana.

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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philosophy

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; school of thought; ism; doctrine.
  • noun the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

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foliate

  • verb hammer into thin flat foils
    • foliate metal
  • verb decorate with leaves

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audition

  • noun the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
    auditory sense; sense of hearing; auditory modality; hearing.
    • his hearing was impaired
  • noun a test of the suitability of a performer
    tryout.

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ben_shahn

  • noun United States artist whose work reflected social and political themes (1898-1969)
    Shahn; Benjamin Shahn.

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chagall

  • noun French painter (born in Russia) noted for his imagery and brilliant colors (1887-1985)
    Marc Chagall.

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ernst

  • noun painter (born in Germany, resident of France and the United States) who was a cofounder of dadaism; developed the technique of collage (1891-1976)
    Max Ernst.

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philosophic

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophical.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophical.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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probabilistic

  • adjective of or relating to the Roman Catholic philosophy of probabilism
  • adjective of or relating to or based on probability
    • probabilistic quantum theory

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model

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    framework; theoretical account.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • noun a type of product
    • his car was an old model

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grave

  • noun death of a person
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    tomb.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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giacometti

  • noun Swiss sculptor and painter known for his bronze sculptures of elongated figures (1901-1966)
    Alberto Giacometti.

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paola_caliari

  • noun Italian painter of the Venetian school (1528-1588)
    Veronese; Paolo Veronese.

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picture

  • noun a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    image; ikon; icon.
    • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
    • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them
  • noun graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    painting.
    • a small painting by Picasso
    • he bought the painting as an investment
    • his pictures hang in the Louvre

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classicist

  • noun an artistic person who adheres to classicism
  • noun a student of ancient Greek and Latin
    classical scholar.

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fine_arts

  • noun the study and creation of visual works of art
    beaux arts.
  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    art; fine art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art

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mobile

  • noun sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents
  • noun a river in southwestern Alabama; flows into Mobile Bay
    Mobile River.

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clear

  • noun the state of being free of suspicion
    • investigation showed that he was in the clear
  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    open.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open

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camp

  • noun temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
    encampment; bivouac; cantonment.
    • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
  • noun a group of people living together in a camp
    • the whole camp laughed at his mistake

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metaphysical

  • adjective pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics
    • metaphysical philosophy
  • adjective satellite without material form or substance
    • metaphysical forces

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musical

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical comedy; musical theater.
  • adjective characterized by or capable of producing music
    • a musical evening
    • musical instruments

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katsushika_hokusai

  • noun Japanese painter whose work influenced the impressionists (1760-1849)
    Hokusai.

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vernacular

  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    patois; argot; cant; slang; jargon; lingo.
    • they don't speak our lingo
  • noun the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)

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consummate

  • verb fulfill sexually
    • consummate a marriage
  • verb make perfect; bring to perfection

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artistic

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of art or artists
    • his artistic background
  • adjective satellite satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities
    • artistic workmanship

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clean

  • noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    clean and jerk.
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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william_blake

  • noun visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827)
    Blake.

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alterable

  • adjective capable of being changed or altered in some characteristic
    • alterable clothing
    • alterable conditions of employment
  • adjective satellite (of the punishment ordered by a court) capable of being changed to one less severe

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ornament

  • noun something used to beautify
    decoration; ornamentation.
  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    embellish; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day

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painting

  • noun graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    picture.
    • a small painting by Picasso
    • he bought the painting as an investment
    • his pictures hang in the Louvre
  • noun creating a picture with paints
    • he studied painting and sculpture for many years

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review

  • noun a new appraisal or evaluation
    reappraisal; reassessment; revaluation.
  • noun an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    critique; critical review; review article.

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fact

  • noun a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
    • first you must collect all the facts of the case
  • noun a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
    • he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts

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classicism

  • noun a movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms
    classicalism.
    • classicism often derived its models from the ancient Greeks and Romans

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georges_pierre_seurat

  • noun French painter who developed pointillism (1859-1891)
    Seurat; Georges Seurat.

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impression

  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    feeling; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying
  • noun an outward appearance
    effect.
    • he made a good impression
    • I wanted to create an impression of success
    • she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

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shot

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shooting.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    pellet.
    • the shot buzzed past his ear

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lange

  • noun United States photographer remembered for her portraits of rural workers during the Depression (1895-1965)
    Dorothea Lange.

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pierre_auguste_renoir

  • noun French impressionist painter (1841-1919)
    Renoir.

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suprematist

  • noun an artist of the school of suprematism

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decoupage

  • noun art produced by decorating a surface with cutouts and then coating it with several layers of varnish or lacquer
  • noun the art of decorating a surface with shapes or pictures and then coating it with vanish or lacquer

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rothko

  • noun United States abstract painter (born in Russia) whose paintings are characterized by horizontal bands of color with indistinct boundaries (1903-1970)
    Mark Rothko.

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kent

  • noun a county in southeastern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, it was the first to be colonized by the Romans
  • noun United States painter noted for his woodcuts (1882-1971)
    Rockwell Kent.

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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symbolisation

  • noun the use of symbols to convey meaning
    symbolization.
  • noun something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
    symbolization; symbol; symbolic representation.
    • the eagle is a symbol of the United States

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transcendental_philosophy

  • noun any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material
    transcendentalism.

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coloring

  • noun a digestible substance used to give color to food
    food coloring; food colouring; food colour; colouring; food color.
    • food color made from vegetable dyes
  • noun a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    color; colour; colouring.
    • a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light

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naturalistic

  • adjective satellite representing what is real; not abstract or ideal
    realistic.
    • realistic portraiture
    • a realistic novel
    • in naturalistic colors
    • the school of naturalistic writers

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picasso

  • noun prolific and influential Spanish artist who lived in France (1881-1973)
    Pablo Picasso.

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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transcendentalism

  • noun any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material
    transcendental philosophy.

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photographic

  • adjective relating to photography or obtained by using photography
    • photographic equipment
  • adjective satellite representing people or nature with the exactness and fidelity of a photograph

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kandinski

  • noun Russian painter who was a pioneer of abstract art (1866-1944)
    Wassily Kandinski; Kandinsky; Wassily Kandinsky.

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grotesque

  • noun art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
  • adjective satellite distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous
    monstrous.
    • tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas
    • twisted into monstrous shapes

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bust

  • noun a complete failure
    flop; fizzle.
    • the play was a dismal flop
  • noun the chest of a woman
    female chest.

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artistic_creation

  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    art; artistic production.
    • 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

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nontextual_matter

  • noun photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
    graphics; art; artwork.
    • the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book

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reactive

  • adjective participating readily in reactions
    • sodium is a reactive metal
    • free radicals are very reactive
  • adjective satellite reacting to a stimulus
    responsive.
    • the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons

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tiffany

  • noun United States artist who developed Tiffany glass (1848-1933)
    Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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grandiloquent

  • adjective satellite lofty in style
    tall; magniloquent.
    • he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying
  • adjective satellite puffed up with vanity
    pompous; portentous; overblown; pontifical.
    • a grandiloquent and boastful manner
    • overblown oratory
    • a pompous speech
    • pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek

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james_abbott_mcneill_whistler

  • noun United States painter (1834-1903)
    Whistler.

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transcendental

  • adjective satellite existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
    nonnatural; otherworldly; preternatural.
    • find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley
  • adjective of or characteristic of a system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material

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caravaggio

  • noun Italian painter noted for his realistic depiction of religious subjects and his novel use of light (1573-1610)
    Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.

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creative_person

  • noun a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
    artist.

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kandinsky

  • noun Russian painter who was a pioneer of abstract art (1866-1944)
    Wassily Kandinski; Kandinski; Wassily Kandinsky.

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derain

  • noun French painter and exponent of fauvism (1880-1954)
    Andre Derain.

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viktor_vasarely

  • noun French painter (born in Hungary) who was a pioneer of op art (1908-1997)
    Vasarely.

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plump

  • noun the sound of a sudden heavy fall
  • verb drop sharply
    plummet.
    • The stock market plummeted

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glyptography

  • noun carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones)
    glyptic art.
  • noun carving or engraving (especially on stones)

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toulouse-lautrec

  • noun French painter who portrayed life in the cafes and music halls of Montmartre (1864-1901)
    Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.

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prowess

  • noun a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
    artistry; art.
    • the art of conversation
    • it's quite an art

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colorful

  • adjective having striking color
    colourful.
    • colorful autumn leaves
  • adjective striking in variety and interest
    colourful.
    • a colorful period of history
    • a colorful character
    • colorful language

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chaim_soutine

  • noun French expressionist painter (born in Lithuania) (1893-1943)
    Soutine.

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modifiable

  • adjective capable of being modified in form or character or strength (especially by making less extreme)
    • the rhythm of physiological time is not modifiable except by interference with certain fundamental processes" - Alexis Carrel

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maxfield_frederick_parrish

  • noun United States painter (1870-1966)
    Parrish; Maxfield Parrish.

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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hepworth

  • noun British sculptor (1902-1975)
    Dame Barbara Hepworth; Barbara Hepworth.

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da

  • noun an official prosecutor for a judicial district
    district attorney.

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aetiology

  • noun the cause of a disease
    etiology.
  • noun the philosophical study of causation
    etiology.

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stella

  • noun United States minimalist painter (born in 1936)
    Frank Stella; Frank Philip Stella.

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greco

  • noun Spanish painter (born in Greece) remembered for his religious works characterized by elongated human forms and dramatic use of color (1541-1614)
    El Greco; Domenikos Theotocopoulos.

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tiepolo

  • noun Italian painter (1696-1770)
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

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legitimate

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized
  • verb show or affirm to be just and legitimate

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romantic_movement

  • noun a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization
    Romanticism.
    • Romanticism valued imagination and emotion over rationality

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artificial_flower

  • noun a handmade imitation of a blossom

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du

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thomas_sully

  • noun United States painter (born in England) of portraits and historical scenes (1783-1872)
    Sully.

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gem

  • noun art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
    treasure.
  • noun a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
    stone; gemstone.
    • he had the gem set in a ring for his wife
    • she had jewels made of all the rarest stones

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nouveau

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phantasmagoric

  • adjective satellite characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions
    phantasmagorical; surrealistic; surreal.
    • a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows"--J.C.Powys
    • the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature

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grandma_moses

  • noun United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860-1961)
    Moses; Anna Mary Robertson Moses.

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