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Synonyms for aesthete

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


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Shakespeare was not an aesthete, and such of his characters as try to be aesthetes themselves (Richard II or in a sense Iago) come off very badly.
He's like a religious aesthete, two robes and a pair of sandals.
Gabriel Brockwell is an aesthete, poet, philosopher, anti-capitalist demonstrator and disaffected twentysomething on the point of mental collapse.
CHARLES Duff will tomorrow bring to life the figure of Plas Newydd's Honourable Steven Tennant, poet, artist, novelist and aesthete and lover of acclaimed war poet, Siegfrid Sassoon.
Ultimately, Schulze plays the metaphor--an aesthete freed from the loneliness of creativity, discovering the capitalist virtues he would have earlier disdained, such as ambition, organization, accountability, and success--with engaging irony, asking both what is gained and what is lost in such cultural transformations.
A hotel bathroom in a hot country where nobody speaks your language is the location for a breakdown which is to change your life, one bead of sweat at a time' - so we're told about the play which investigates the intense response of a privileged liberal aesthete to the realisation that it is not possible to continue living a vacuous cosmopolitan lifestyle in the face of economic inequality.
The development of Wilson's work, first inspired by Le Corbusier and subsequently by the Nordic modernism of Asplund, Lewerentz and especially Aalto, is analysed and the impact of ideas from aesthete Adrian Stokes and the English Free School traced alongside the rigorous rationalism of Leslie Martin.
Another example of this is the Aesthete in Either-Or, who is remarkably indifferent to successful drama; what interests him is the kind of drama that "suffers from an abnormal preponderance of the lyrical" (I, 97).
Anton Kilgallen (played by Pressman), a gay aesthete and restaurateur, has been Sandy's closest friend since the two men shared a love affair while in their 20s.
The young Brecht was more aesthete than theoretician.
Sir Harold Acton, the author, historian and aesthete who died at his Florence home on February 27 at the age of 89, has left his Tuscan estate, Le Pietra, with its five magnificent villas situated on 57 acres of olive groves and formal gardens overlooking Florence, his priceless art collections, and a substantial endowment, to New York University.
I made a speciality of aftermath, only beginning to see just how pathological it was when some admiring critic dubbed me "the aesthete of atrocity".
Both for the aesthete and the enthusiast, the all-new Jaguar XJ is an All-Star," - AUTOMOBILE Magazine
But now, L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's official newspaper has said that the author of The Importance of Being Earnest was more than "an aesthete and a lover of the ephemeral".