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Synonyms for inartistic

lacking aesthetic sensibility

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That was "inartistic and deplorable catering to the taste of the groundlings", wrote Henry Krehbiel in the New-York Tribune (4).
524), remain in Aristotelian terms inartistic proofs--applied, not invented.
The used rasterization method is mainly due to two points: First, the too larger stroke will result in an inartistic rendering, the stroke is usually fine, the canvas is relatively larger, and the rounding approximation is rough but acceptable.
There is something inartistic about their bodies, too.
A descriptive title translation such as [phrase omitted] [uniform of horse races] or [phrase omitted] [clothes of horsemen] would sound inartistic. Therefore, the translator has chosen a new title, viz.
Admittedly, not all of the thousands of texts in the category of Christian biography show all of these characteristics, nor do they appear in equal measure; (9) but the feeling that they are prevalent has led to a general impression that these texts are inartistic, vulgar, sanctimonious, and even bigoted, and thus do not merit serious scholarly attention except as (often dubious) sources for historical events and social attitudes.
(35) This scene drew the most praise from critics: Illustrated London News found that the clash of "sex-emotions" and arguments "ma[de] better drama than we have had in scores of problem-plays," (36) and Max Beerbohm admired its verisimilitude, observing that "Miss Robins has studied the mind of the crowd not less intently than the mind of the popular orator; and Mr Granville Barker has so drilled the crowd that its reality is overwhelming enough to be almost inartistic." (37) Ironically, it is a hostile voice from the crowd that ultimately provokes Vida Levering into articulate speech.
Others have condemned Ayu's work, claiming her writing presents inartistic, semi-pornographic descriptions of sex and thereby lowers women's status, turning them into demeaned sexual commodities, or that the sexual attitudes and desires represented in Ayu's work (and other novels written in the following years by a number of women writers) present deviant and appalling morals, or are not appropriate for Indonesian culture (Loekito 2003).
Dismissing the play in the Daily Mail as "crude" and "inartistic", Blatchford criticised du Maurier's unsympathetic portrayal of the average Briton.
that the heavy presence of Chesterton himself within the Ballad could be viewed as a positive rather than negative aspect, and the only criticism she sees fit to offer, contra Baring and others, is that "prophecy of the future is nearly always inartistic" in "narratives that suppose the author to be living in a past age," and whether or not Chesterton has overcome this problem is more than she can say (193-96).
That an episodic arrangement of events breaks the illusion of art was recognized by Aristotle who, in the Poetics, condemns as inartistic all episodic plots: "Of 'simple' plots and actions the worst are those which are 'episodic' By this I mean a plot in which the episodes do not follow each other probably or inevitably." (27) And since each event in the Evagoras comes not because of a previous one but merely after a previous one, the illusion of a self-enclosed theme and a self-contained story is shattered by an emphasis on the actual.
They are both voluble, both addicted to moralizing and philosophizing a tout bout de champ, both inartistic" (980).
The grapes of Zeuxis were inartistic, unless in a bird's-eye view; and not even the curtain of Parrhasius could conceal his deficiency in point of genius.