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pretentiously artistic

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showily imitative of art or artists

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The strong cast puts in fine performances, especially Sheila Hancock, but this self-indulgent artiness left me cold - and saying no.
Wolfe and other fair administrators wanted to bring back the artiness but without the tackiness.
Decorate your pad in a mish mash of artiness and travel to off beat destinations even if it's on a back pack budget.
While some of the self-conscious artiness of the 13-song, hourlong film, which was directed by Mitchell, is distracting, the music is solid with her band of keyboardist Russell Ferrante, guitarist Michael Landau, Klein and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta.
5) Apparently, this striking jeremiad was influenced by Wyndham Lewis's own energetic satires, especially The Apes of God (1930), which Sorrentino calls "Lewis's brilliant assault upon the Bloomsbury of his time" (O'Brien, "Interview" 6): "Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things--what I wanted to do with this morass of phony artiness that exists in New York and other places--was directly influenced by The Apes of God.
The temptation is to try to preserve the quality of funky charm or bohemian artiness or whatever icon you prefer, which can mean either packaging "the P'town experience" for profit or turning the town into a museum.
Hobbled by his reputation for unreasonable production demands, artiness, quitting jobs, and making himself sick with neurosis, he craves one last chance.
After the gutty originality of Damn the Torpedoes and Hard Promises, Southern Accents, Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), and Into the Great Wide Open suffered from a self-conscious artiness.
Several of the works I've recently read (for example, SeWs Great Apes, Wallace's Infinite Jest, Hynes's Publish and Perish, and to a lesser extent, McDermott's That Night), might, a few years ago, have been called "postmodern," an appellation that would have lent them a kind of respectability or artiness.
Because the distinction between art and artiness is central to Henry Fool, the inclusion of books and ideas is organic to the narrative rather than in self-conscious relation to it.
It's also why he sometimes attacked art house favorites such as Bergman, Godard, and Antonioni; he felt they couldn't tell a story and used artiness to cover up this failing.
This is a pointless, silly hybrid, illustrating (and it does precious little else) what happens when you mix a fine line in archaeology with a parallel penchant for glossy numbers on Imelda Marcos-style shoes and such-like artiness.
The Coppola story is important as a parable about the "New Hollywood"--a hyper-commercial industry that privileges spectacle over substance and confuses artiness with a genuine sensibility.
The problem wasn't just the hermeticism of abstraction, or its purity, or its self-importance, or its narrative incapacity, or its artiness.
Starring: Csaba Czene This bizarre Hungarian movie is part comedy, part horror and part pretentious artiness.