Definition of Morellian in US English:

Morellian

adjective

  • Designating, relating to, or following the systematic method of art criticism expounded by Morelli, stressing the importance of studying detail as a guide in the attribution of paintings.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Academy: a monthly record of literature, learning, science, and art. From the name of Giovanni Morelli, Italian art critic + -an.