picturesque

[adj] - strikingly expressive 2. [adj] - suggesting or suitable for a picture
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picturesque

In art, having those qualities that characterize a good picture, natural or artificial. In particular it refers to something pretty or attractive, especially in a quaint or charming way. ...
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Picturesque

Interest in landscape painting and in looking at the landscape itself grew rapidly through the second half of the eighteenth century. Definitions of types of landscape or view, seen from an aesthetic or artistic point of view, followed. At one extreme was the Sublime (awesome sights such as great mountains) at the other the Beautiful, the most peac
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Picturesque

term defined in the later 18th century as an aesthetic quality in architecture and landscape garden design: in architecture is normally applied to asymmetrically composed buildings of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, particularly in the castellated, Italianate and cottage styles. ...
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Picturesque

Pic`tur·esque' adjective [ Italian pittoresco : confer French pittoresque . See Pictorial .] Forming, or fitted to form, a good or pleasing picture; representing with the clearness or ideal beauty appropriate to a picture; expressing that peculiar kind of beauty which is agreeable i
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picturesque

Forming, or fitted to form, a good or pleasing picture; representing with the clearness or ideal beauty appropriate to a picture; expressing that peculiar kind of beauty which is agreeable in a picture, natural or artificial; graphic; vivid; as, a picturesque scene or attitude; picturesque language. 'What is picturesque as placed in relation to the
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picturesque

adjective suggesting or suitable for a picture; pretty as a picture; `a picturesque village`
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picturesque

adjective strikingly expressive; `a picturesque description of the rainforest`
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Picturesque

• (a.) Forming, or fitted to form, a good or pleasing picture; representing with the clearness or ideal beauty appropriate to a picture; expressing that peculiar kind of beauty which is agreeable in a picture, natural or artificial; graphic; vivid; as, a picturesque scene or attitude; picturesque language.
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picturesque

artistic concept and style of the late 18th and early 19th centuries characterized by a preoccupation with the pictorial values of architecture and ... [3 related articles]
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picturesque

picturesque, picturesqueness 1. Of, suggesting, or suitable for a picture: 'We saw the picturesque rocky shores.' 2. Striking or interesting in an unusual way; irregularly or quaintly attractive; as a picturesque sea shore. 3. Strikingly graphic, vivid, expressive; creating detailed mental images; as, picturesque language. 4. Visually charming o
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picturesque

picturesque, term used in 18th-century England to refer to a landscape that looked as if it had come out of an academic painting. Used as derogatory criticism of such painting, the picturesque was considered pretty rather than beautiful.
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Picturesque

A modification of the beautiful in English aesthetics, 18th century. -- L.V.
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picturesque

In art, having those qualities that characterize a good picture, natural or artificial. In particular it refers to something pretty or attractive, especially in a quaint or charming way
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Picturesque

Picturesque is an aesthetic ideal introduced into English cultural debate in 1782 by William Gilpin in Observations on the River Wye, and Several Parts of South Wales, etc. Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty; made in the Summer of the Year 1770, a practical book which instructed England’s leisured travelers to examine “the face of a countr
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Picturesque

Like-a-picture, charming, quaint. Picturesque architecture and landscape architecture evolved in England in the 18th and 19th centuries, and influenced American architecture and landscapes in the 19th century; winding paths, asymmetrical compositions, rustic or exotic elements (see pagoda), and faux ruins were characteristic of picturesque architec
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picturesque

an artistic principle in both painting and gardening that emphasizes the rough and irregular, the surprising, the various, the commonplace, and the decaying or aged; picturesque gardening and painting were mutually influential.
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