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artistic license

1. Intentional violations of or deviations from traditional forms, standards, or syntax by a writer in order to achieve a particular effect. Any two-bit poet can string together a jumble of words and call it artistic license. 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.
2. Changes to or misrepresentations of facts or history in the name of art or for the sake of an agenda. The film uses a bit too much artistic license, portraying the warriors as "saviors" of the region, while ignoring the fact that they slaughtered thousands of innocent people.
See also: artistic, license
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Accordingly, we see how the willfully contrived composite creatures pictured by sculptors as well as painters, those inevitably grotesque and monstrous hybrids wholly engendered by their vocational fantasia, had long since implicitly become a standard symbol for artistic license and freedom.
The Service Availability[TM] Forum (SA Forum), the organization developing, publishing, educating on and promoting open specifications for carrier-grade service availability, today announced it has released its latest specifications under the Artistic License 2.
We understand artistic license and we get artistic expression, but celebrities need to recognise that they're role models for young people in the community," Chris Wagner, communications director for Lifeline, said.
The Welsh trainer doubled up when Carcinetto came with a well-timed run under son Richard to overcome Artistic License in the extended 5f all-aged handicap.
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In the first of a new series poking fun at tabloid favourites, they play the media darlings whose romance and adventures are recreated, albeit with a large amount of artistic license.
The filmmakers' commentaries on the DVD make it clear that the time frames in the movie were artistic license.
But when we take artistic license, we're doing it for the greater good.
Katzenberg and his staff understood that regardless of any disclaimers about artistic license, most of their audience would be comparing the film's story to the biblical narrative.
NEW YORK -- Historically, lighting designers sought artistic license with a lamp's base, keeping the shade in its utilitarian role as a diffuser of light.
Klein's claims to have "invented" monochrome painting, or, for that matter, to have invented "International Klein Blue" - the Symbolist azure, visible in the luminous pastels of Odilon Redon since the 1890s - are cases In point, with strategically placed disinformation appearing as legitimate artistic license.
By circumventing traditional publishing methods, we're able to pass the savings directly on to the consumer as well as have much greater artistic license with our game.
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): President Barack Obama's "Hope" portrait, which became an icon of his 2008 campaign, is now a symbol of copyright scuffles, artistic license and political dissent.
Another piece of master plotting from the master, but she will go off a short price, and I'm going to take her on with another improving three-year-old, Artistic License, who will start a much bigger price.