esthete


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one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature

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Contrary to the conviction of much criticism of D'Annunzio, there is little of the Ubermenschliches to be found in Giorgio's flight from a "vita volgare" (63) to the luxe, calme et volupte of the moneyed esthete.
As an esthete and a lover of a particular country, I am happy to teach in Italy.
61) By 1904, disgruntled by the lack of response to his scenic and directorial ideas in England, and encouraged by German esthete and critic Count Harry Kessler, Craig left for Germany in search of theatrical affirmation and work.
se dessine le portrait d'un theoricien rigoureux et stimulant, mais egalement, celui d'un esthete mu par la beaute de la vie.
Rey's playing combines country blues, stride piano, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie through the sensibility of "an autodidact trailer park esthete," a news release says.
Mpiana: esthete incarne on defi d'un destin social?
The pathos of the esthete, for instance, "either distances itself from existence or else is present in it through an illusion" and therefore suffers from an "abstract sentimentality" (54, 58).
Es el propio escritor cretense quien expresa esa amplitud mental: "fui katharevusiano, nacionalista, demoticista, cientifico, poeta, socialista, hombre religioso, ateo, esthete, y nada de todo eso puede enganarme" (3).
parmi les etrangers qui affluerent a Paris apres la Commune pour satisfaire une curiosite malsaine et se repaitre de ruines, un esthete qui, singeant Neron assistant du haut des jardins du Palatin au spectacle de l'incendie de Rome .
An avowed esthete, he wrote some of the most beautiful and sonorous poetry in Serbian literature.
Lane was a gentleman, an esthete, a bon vivant and a businessman.
There, the middle-aged Madame falls passionately in love with twenty-year-old esthete and freedom fighter Diamantino Marquez, thus betraying not only her husband but also (and much more significantly) her own admonition to herself and her devotees "never to commit [them]selves to a relationship that would clip [their] wings.
Ultimately Corris arrives at this formulation: "I believe Hirst's persona of the esthete is a shadow of Romanticism, an indication of his belief that it is the most effective role to assume in the struggle against social art.
Her relevance to the situation in Proust's novel is that Zipporah is a Midianite--not a member of the tribe--who becomes Moses's wife, just as Odette the middlebrow courtesan becomes wife to the aristocratic esthete Swann.