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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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* Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley, Calif., has appointed Josh Costello its new artistic director, succeeding Tom Ross, who will depart in July after 15 years at the helm.
should contribute to the allocation of additional funding, thus applying the principle of equal additional contribution: the municipality allocates no less than the amount allocated by the Government to increase the salaries of cultural and artistic employees of municipal cultural institutions.
Some of them are stated as follow: Development of artistic mentality in the soul of human beings is very helpful for individual self confidence and development in life.
Mary Wilson's virtuosity and personality are captivating and, when her voice soars above the 100 voices of Key Chorale, it's heaven on earth."--JOSEPH CAULKINS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, KEY CHORALE
It is only what, at any given moment, does not exist as an object of artistic discourses and practices.
Artistic entered on Step 1 and accounted for 13.6% (p<.001) of the variance in NI scores.
Mexico, with its pre-Columbian cultures, primitive art, and abundant hospitality, provided Varo broad artistic freedom and an exciting context in which to practice surrealist rebellion.
Ultimately, the work's importance derives from the interdisciplinary methodology of its contributors, who undertake the twofold task of detecting artistic lines of influence in Roman Baroque decorative arts while explicating their use and symbolic importance in their original context.
First, there is a tendency for Chinese folktale picture book artists to disregard Chinese artistic conventions.
Winter covers an impressive array of artistic expression (painting, cinema, literature, poetry, and the building of memorials), in England, France and Germany to illustrate the "vigorous mining" of "the host of images and conventions derived from eighteenth and nineteenth-century religious, romantic, or classical traditions." (p.
The greatest travesty in American theatre today is that, in spite of the voluminous amounts of talent and craft evident at every level in the black theatrical, musical, and artistic communities, we--as a nation--have not found it necessary to institute and support a major regional black theatre.
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In July, founding artistic director Chanda Hall, and executive director Diane Englert both left their positions.
Indirectly, this show reflected the presence of "blank spots" on the artistic map of Europe, which had often been justified in the past by the unfavorable geopolitical division of the old continent into East and West.
His support of building projects, interior decorations and altarpieces, collections of gems, manuscripts, and other objects all'antica has been credited as one of the driving forces behind the artistic revolution of the early Renaissance.