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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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However, the point I want to make is that I think everyone has the ability to express themselves artistically if it is developed at a young age.
Teachers may be especially important in the lives of those artistically talented adolescents who do not come from artistic families--adolescents in these situations are
Some piano teachers whose students are artistically playing literature, such as one of the Bach Minuets in G, Schumann The Happy Farmer and Beethoven Ecossaise in G Major, may next assign the students Clementi sonatinas such as Sonatina in C Major, Op.
Be-Bop Biscotti is hand-crafted and gourmet, as well as artistically designed.
And during the late '60s, as America and the world endured round after round of profound social, cultural, and political turbulence, the Beatles changed with the times, making music that was more artistically daring.
Low-volume luxury makers can get away with artistically sculpted panels because they often produce only a few thousand units of a given vehicle and charge prodigious sums for each one, so they can afford to coddle their stamping dies with lots of expensive hand polishing.
Montreal-based experimental animator Steven Woloshen is, like his West Coast contemporary Richard Reeves, keeping alive the artistically vital and often cinematically thrilling non-representational animation style established in Canada by Norman McLaren.
A colorful frieze of artistically photographed gears also traverses the walls of the plant's QC lab.
Creating differentiated art curricula to accommodate artistically talented student individual needs may enhance student performance and program outcomes.
"It was a growth experience for me, not artistically, but I got a chance to see how much hard work it is going on tour." DADDY, CAN I HAVE A RECORDING CONTRACT?: Solange's father is the manager of Destiny's Child, and the dance gig was a chance for her parents to gauge how well Solange could handle the demands of show biz.
The book is artistically written, with references to old African-American spirituals, when appropriate, to help shed light on a topic.
`When I was an art student, artists couldn't even think of experimenting artistically.' The irony was that this period of artistic repression followed the flowering of the Russian avant-garde at the beginning of the 20th century.
A large part of this book is devoted to formal descriptions of artistically hybrid objects, whose purported significance is all too often based on assertion.
Brooks Bouson employs psychological and psychoanalytic theories of trauma and shame to understand how Toni Morrison's novels stage scenes of racial violence and shaming in order to "aestheticize--and thus to gain narrative mastery over and artistically repair--the racial shame and trauma she describes." The above sentence may seem somewhat circular in its logic (theories of shame and trauma are employed to understand shame and trauma), and this is one problem with the book.
In an early '60s essay in The Nation included in Now Dig This, he contends that "it is not possible for a book to compete, aesthetically, psychologically, or in any other way, with a film." But film is inherently collaborative, artistically and especially financially, and Southern had bad instincts when it came to picking projects and partners that would pay off.