- conforming to the standards of art; satisfying aesthetic requirements: artistic productions.
- showing skill or excellence in execution: artistic workmanship.
- exhibiting taste, discriminating judgment, or sensitivity: an artistic arrangement of flowers; artistic handling of a delicate diplomatic situation.
- exhibiting an involvement in or appreciation of art, especially the fine arts:He had wide-ranging artistic interests.
- involving only aesthetic considerations, usually taken as excluding moral, practical, religious, political, or similar concerns: artistic principles.
- of art or artists: artistic works.
- of, like, or thought of as characteristic of an artist: an artistic temperament.
Origin of artistic
Related Words for artisticdecorative, imaginative, creative, dramatic, aesthetic, musical, inventive, cultured, elegant, exquisite, fine, graceful, grand, harmonious, ideal, ornamental, picturesque, pleasing, poetic, refined
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Contemporary Examples of artistic
By giving an artistic veto to a madman, we submit to the mindset of a slave.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror
December 19, 2014
Colfer's artistic callings share a common thread: they are deeply personal and rooted in a challenging childhood.Chris Colfer on Writing, Acting, and the Pain of Being A Pop Culture Trailblazer
December 15, 2014
Hitchcock had met or known about everyone of artistic consequence over the last 60 years.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
An artistic style that has been compared to Cubist Expressionism was also discovered across the site.Egypt Ain’t The Only Pyramid Show In Town
December 11, 2014
Three-dimensional shots attempt to capture the majesty of his triumphs from the artistic world to the scientific.Doctor Who: It’s Time For a Black, Asian, or Woman Doctor
December 11, 2014
Historical Examples of artistic
There is no gradation in his giving, and none in his fall; no artistic crescendo.The Man Shakespeare
Humility, like the artistic, acceptance of all experiences, is merely a mode of manifestation.
It is, if I can fully attain to it, the ultimate realisation of the artistic life.
But the sympathy of the artistic temperament is necessarily with what has found expression.
She will agree that I know when colors are right and a thing is artistic.Her Father's Daughter
- of or characteristic of art or artists
- performed, made, or arranged decoratively and tastefully; aesthetically pleasing
- appreciative of and sensitive to beauty in art
- naturally gifted with creative skill
Word Origin and History for artistic
1753, from French artistique, from artiste (see artist). Native artist-like was recorded from 1711; artistly from 1754; artistical from 1801. Related: Artistically.