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the/an/(one's) artistic style

The distinctive qualities of a particular artist or artistic movement. How would you describe Reubens' artistic style? That painting is clearly in the artistic style of the impressionists.
See also: artistic, style

poetic license

1. Intentional violations of or deviations from traditional forms, standards, or syntax by a writer in order to achieve a particular effect. Don't get hung up on adhering too strictly to iambic pentameter—you can use a bit of poetic license if it means preserving the meaning and rhythm you want. Any two-bit poet can string together a jumble of words and call it poetic license.
2. Minor changes to or misrepresentations of facts or history in the name of art or for the sake of an agenda. People complain about minor inaccuracies in historical dramas, but honestly they wouldn't be able to make the movies marketable without using a little poetic license.
See also: license, poetic

artistic license

1. Intentional violations of or deviations from traditional forms, standards, or syntax by a writer in order to achieve a particular effect. Don't get hung up on adhering too strictly to iambic pentameter—you can use a bit of artistic license if it means preserving the meaning and rhythm you want. Any two-bit poet can string together a jumble of words and call it artistic license.
2. Minor changes to or misrepresentations of facts or history in the name of art or for the sake of an agenda. People complain about minor inaccuracies in historical dramas, but honestly they wouldn't be able to make the movies marketable without using a little artistic license.
See also: artistic, license

poetic license

liberties or license of the type taken by artists, especially poets, to violate patterns of rhyme, harmony, structure, etc. I couldn't tell whether he kept making spelling mistakes or if it was just poetic license.
See also: license, poetic

poetic license

Also, artistic license. The liberty taken by a writer or artist in deviating from conventional form or fact to achieve an effect. For example, I've never seen grass or a tree of that color; but that's artistic license. [Late 1700s]
See also: license, poetic

artistic/poetic ˈlicence

(often ironic) the freedom of artists or writers to change facts in order to make a story, painting, etc. more interesting or beautiful: In the book, a fair amount of artistic licence has been taken with the timing of historical events so that they fit with the story.I allowed myself a little poetic licence in describing the table as an antique.
Licence in this idiom means ‘freedom to do or say whatever you want’.
See also: artistic, licence, poetic
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Wuttke's own resignation as artistic director, in 1996, was prompted by his mounting frustration in dealing with Brecht's daughter, Barbara Brecht-Schall, who controls the rights to her father's work.
Fabricius consulted with the court painter Spranger on specific aspects of the decoration, including a depiction of the Ptolemean terrestrial and the Copernican celestial spheres combined with a figure of Pegasus, symbol of virtue and support of artistic aspiration.
As the senior manager of this wonderful company, it is our job to provide a vibrant and creative environment in which ABT's immensely gifted dancers, artistic staff members, musicians, designers, technicians and administrators can flourish.
Slipper, whose work can be found in the repertoires of Cincinnati Ballet, Nashville Ballet and other companies, and Steve Gonzales, a MOMIX dancer and artistic director of The Jefferson Dancers, founded the Northwest Professional Dance Project in 2004.
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Seattle Repertory Theatre has appointed Braden Abraham as its new artistic director.
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To be given high praise for both its scholarship and non-specialist general reader accessibility, Faulkner's Artistic Vision: The Bizarre And The Terrible by Ryuichi Yamaguchi (Aichi University of Washington) is an engaging and intriguing instant classic on William Faulkner and his work.
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