synthetism

/ (ˈsɪnθɪˌtɪzəm) /

noun

(often capital) the symbolism of Gauguin and the Nabis, who reacted against the impressionists and realists by seeking to produce brightly coloured abstractions of their inner experience

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Derived forms of synthetism

synthetist, noun

Word Origin for synthetism

C19: from Greek sunthetos composite; see synthetic
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