Definition of artistic in English:

artistic

adjective

  • 1Having or revealing natural creative skill.

    ‘my lack of artistic ability’
    • ‘By dint of hard work and determination Piper used his natural artistic talent and practical skills to great effect.’
    • ‘But there is something, perhaps, that explains the interest beyond mere artistic skill.’
    • ‘But many of us were artistic, creative types with unknown, foggy futures in a world of technology.’
    • ‘Fintan, who was so creative and artistic, even wrote poems about depression.’
    • ‘It is completely devoid of his previous sensitivity, and to a large extent, of his artistic creativity.’
    • ‘On the camp, O'Donnell's artistic skills were recognised and he was charged with the sign-painting.’
    • ‘You have an artistic imagination and the skill to express it well.’
    • ‘Still, spurred on by my, as yet unfulfilled artistic creativity, I'm off to night school to learn to be a sculptor.’
    • ‘I am sick of struggling to find a way of sharing my artistic skills.’
    • ‘You have a deep artistic and creative side which shows through a love for music and literature.’
    • ‘Many people in this category have strong artistic and creative inclinations.’
    • ‘The core strength needed is phenomenal, and it is not only a test of artistic skill but also a lesson in superb control.’
    • ‘The various competitions tapped the latent creative and artistic potential of women.’
    • ‘Athletic skill and artistic talent pair with classic stories as the tales of these Disney favourites unfold.’
    • ‘Another member of the family was well-known locally for her artistic skills.’
    • ‘All of this takes a high level of artistic skill to create rockwork that looks natural.’
    • ‘You have the time and space to be creative, poetic, artistic and sensitive.’
    • ‘Tutors at the college were bowled over by her natural artistic talent and offered her a place on the course.’
    • ‘Children at schools around Trowbridge have been putting their artistic skills to good use in aid of local charities.’
    • ‘I have always believed that we all possess the ability to be creative and artistic.’
    creative, imaginative, inventive, original
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    1. 1.1 Relating to or characteristic of art or artists.
      ‘a denial of artistic freedom’
      • ‘It is one of the great artistic, cultural and creative centres of the world.’
      • ‘Both the state and communal administrations support artistic formation and creativity.’
      • ‘Let me conclude this topic by looking at inflation in the art market and artistic attempts to escape it.’
      • ‘It's this artistic energy that makes the art business so much fun for the rest of us.’
      • ‘Sickert seemed to share Degas' artistic vision in a way he never did with Whistler.’
      • ‘Landscape painting enjoyed a great vogue in the seicento, an age of artistic originality in many directions.’
      • ‘His conclusion was that the year had been rather better for the cause of artistic freedom than it had been for art itself.’
      • ‘Throughout his career he was an advocate of Constructivism not merely as an artistic movement but as the ideology of a way of life.’
      • ‘For a museum man of those days Reynolds was unusually aware of current artistic trends.’
      • ‘Or if there is a strong creative or artistic aspect in their charts, they can aim for the arts.’
      • ‘Four major exhibitions celebrate different aspects of Turner's artistic achievement this season.’
      • ‘I went to a school that catered for artistic and creative ambitions.’
      • ‘His work has proved difficult to define within the artistic milieu of Hans Holbein the elder's workshop.’
      • ‘Normally there is a close relation between art world consensus about artistic value and market value.’
      • ‘It was hardly surprising that Glasgow at the end of the 19th century should have been a hotbed of artistic creativity.’
      • ‘Yet in his lifetime the horse was of course as much a problem for Stubbs's reputation as it was the cornerstone of his artistic practice.’
      • ‘Matisse grew up in a provincial environment starved of artistic contact.’
      • ‘The executives were trying to wrestle artistic and creative control back.’
      • ‘This is artistic licence and I think Rubens is taking it to portray sheer power.’
      • ‘The sculptor subsumes his own artistic personality into this collective whole.’
      unconventional, nonconformist, unorthodox, avant-garde, offbeat, off-centre, irregular, original, alternative, experimental, idiosyncratic, eccentric
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    2. 1.2 Aesthetically pleasing.
      ‘computer programs which produce artistic designs’
      • ‘Out has gone the traditional lawn which has been replaced by water while hedges have been replaced by artistic steel designs.’
      • ‘The film that Alex created, and what he wanted to create, is just beautifully artistic to me.’
      • ‘Instead, she watched Seth as he picked up a beautiful, artistic vase, studying it with respect.’
      • ‘Generally, viewers are amazed that sexual motifs can be so beautiful and artistic.’
      • ‘Arrange the asparagus tips on top in an artistic design of your choice.’
      • ‘Firstly, the sole bite mark out of the bottom corner is an exquisite artistic touch of which even Tracey Emin would be proud.’
      • ‘Children who take along their own flowers will be shown how to turn them into artistic creations.’
      • ‘It was such a beautiful, artistic shot, with the blackness outlining this post as it jutted up from the water.’
      • ‘They were exquisite, artistic and elegant, bringing a whole new look to sarees.’
      • ‘Speaking generally, the French designs are the most artistic and the English the most humorous.’
      • ‘Am I ready for the blandness of tasteful white walls and artistic black and white photographic prints?’
      • ‘In his hand was a blue envelope with his parents' address written on it in his mother's fine, artistic handwriting.’
      • ‘The powers-that-be assured me that the shots were going to be lovely and artistic.’
      • ‘It is only after people have a good command of the basics that they can do so in an elegant and artistic manner.’
      • ‘In any case, these sweet crepes are artistic creations and legitimate desserts.’
      • ‘His beautiful artistic hands began to lengthen, his claws replacing his nails.’
      aesthetic, aesthetically pleasing, beautiful, fine, attractive, decorative, ornamental, lovely, moving, emotional, tasteful, graceful, stylish, elegant, subtle, exquisite, expressive
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Pronunciation

artistic

/ɑːˈtɪstɪk/