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artsy

Overtly interested in art and style, perhaps overly or pretentiously so. I like that café, but it's always packed with artsy types talking about their obscure interests.

artsy-fartsy

Overtly interested in art and style, perhaps overly or pretentiously so. I like that café, but it's always packed with artsy-fartsy types talking about their obscure interests.

artsy (fartsy)

mod. obviously or overly artistic; effete. (Mildly offensive.) The decorations were sort of artsy fartsy, but the overall effect was quite nice.
See also: artsy, fartsy

artsy

verb

artsy-craftsy

mod. dabbling in arts and crafts; artistic. The artsy-craftsy crowd held a show in the library parking lot last Sunday.
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Mostly set in 1920, and revolving around an arbiter of disputes between rival martial-arts schools, the pic will draw devotees of the artsier form of the genre, but elude broader appeal.
com entrepreneur (much of the film takes place in the '90s), and the artsier Emily convinces herself that, hunky or not, he's a little too square for her.
Meanwhile, catering to artsier thrill-seekers are "Steampunk," created by performance-art troupe Third Rail Projects, and "Savoy," co-presented by cutting-edge downtown venue PS 122.
This year's festival follows the release of a preliminary Urban Land Institute report recommending that the Community Redevelopment Agency, which more than two decades ago declared a portion of the community a redevelopment zone, invest more funds in creating an even artsier district.
Some French animation is taking an artsier approach, using traditional 2-D animation.
It was in the late 1970s that ``Jaws'' and ``Star Wars'' made high-tech escapism replace the artsier, socially engaged cinema of the counterculture generation (which itself began to dominate Hollywood a decade earlier as audiences abandoned the commercially doddering, classic Hollywood studio approach that had ruled since the start of the sound era).
These films are extremely important for us because it is through them that the general audience gains confidence in the whole variety of our European cinema, including the auteur cinema, documentaries, or any artsier or more eclectic films.
But he adds that E Walk has been more successful with action pics, while artsier fare like Woody Allen's "Sweet and Lowdown" tends to falter.