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showing good taste

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satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities

aesthetically pleasing

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I suppose there is something in the human form that appeals to the artistic turn more powerfully than any animal shape can.
He stands outside his subject, and through its medium produces incomparable and artistic effects.
I sympathise with the artistic temperament; I remember you used sometimes to hint to me that you thought my own temperament too artistic.
Beverley, however, appeared to have no artistic sensitiveness whatsoever.
Nevertheless, there are to-day in the artistic youth so much life, power, and, so to speak, predestination, that in our schools of architecture in particular, at the present time, the professors, who are detestable, produce, not only unconsciously but even in spite of themselves, excellent pupils; quite the reverse of that potter mentioned by Horace, who dreamed amphorae and produced pots.
He honestly mistook his sensuality for romantic emotion, his vacillation for the artistic temperament, and his idleness for philosophic calm.
It was as if a light had been kindled in a carved and painted lantern and the intricate, skillful, artistic work on its sides, that previously seemed dark, coarse, and meaningless, was suddenly shown up in unexpected and striking beauty.
This is what I find the fatal defect of our American Ossian, Walt Whitman, whose way is where artistic madness lies.
He was [29] meant--we see it in the variety, the high level both of matter and style, the animation, the gravity, of one after another of these thoughts--on religion, on poetry, on politics in the highest sense; on their most abstract principles, and on the authors who have given them a personal colour; on the genius of those authors, as well as on their concrete works; on outlying isolated subjects, such as music, and special musical composers--he was meant, if people ever are meant for special lines of activity, for the best sort of criticism, the imaginative criticism; that criticism which is itself a kind of construction, or creation, as it penetrates, through the given literary or artistic product, into the mental and inner constitution of the producer, shaping his work.
He came to me at once to make sure of this, and remained to walk the floor gloriously as he told me what recognition means to gentlemen of the artistic callings.
He was numb to emotions of any sort save the artistic ones concerned in the writing of "Overdue.
It was furnished with the cast-off possessions of his bachelor days and with odd things which he sheltered for friends of his who followed itinerant and more or less artistic callings.
I have to groan heartrendingly in one of them, and it's really hard to get up a good artistic groan, Marilla.
who both in temperament and in artistic theories and practice presents a complete contrast to Shakspere.
But if I find them giving themselves airs, or monopolizing my father, or at all ill-treating him, or worrying him with their artistic beastliness, I intend to put my foot down, yes, firmly.