artistic temperament

   A catch-all reference to artists' more peculiar attitudes, emotions, or behaviors which observers often attribute to being elements of artists' creative activities. Artists invariably do some things which non-artists find eccentric. Nevertheless, the concept of an "artistic temperament" may be too formless to define satisfactorily. And, it's too often used as an evasion of various issues difficult to confront.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • artistic temperament — noun The emotional and capricious temperament ascribed to artists • • • Main Entry: ↑artist …   Useful english dictionary

  • artistic — artistic, aesthetic are often understood as equivalent terms, especially when used in such collocations as the artistic or aesthetic temperament; artistic or aesthetic satisfaction; artistic or aesthetic standards or values; for artistic or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • artistic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having or revealing creative skill. 2) relating to or characteristic of art or artists: an artistic temperament. 3) aesthetically pleasing: artistic designs. DERIVATIVES artistically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Temperament — In psychology, temperament is the innate aspect of an individual s personality, such as introversion or extroversion.Temperament is defined as that part of the personality which is genetically based. Along with character, and those aspects… …   Wikipedia

  • artistic — artistically, adv. /ahr tis tik/, adj. 1. conforming to the standards of art; satisfying aesthetic requirements: artistic productions. 2. showing skill or excellence in execution: artistic workmanship. 3. exhibiting taste, discriminating judgment …   Universalium

  • artistic — ar|tis|tic [ ar tıstık ] adjective ** 1. ) relating to any form of art, including painting, music, literature, acting, and dancing: cultural and artistic activities a dazzling display of artistic talent a director s high artistic standards a )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • artistic */*/ — UK [ɑː(r)ˈtɪstɪk] / US [ɑrˈtɪstɪk] adjective 1) a) relating to any form of art, including painting, music, literature, acting, and dancing cultural and artistic activities a dazzling display of artistic talent a director s high artistic standards …   English dictionary

  • temperament — n. 1 a person s distinct nature and character, esp. as determined by physical constitution and permanently affecting behaviour (a nervous temperament; the artistic temperament). 2 a creative or spirited personality (was full of temperament). 3 a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • temperament — n. an artistic; poetic temperament * * * [ temp(ə)rəmənt] poetic temperament an artistic …   Combinatory dictionary

  • temperament — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ fiery, violent, volatile ▪ fragile (esp. BrE), high strung (AmE), highly strung (BrE), nervous (esp. BrE) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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