Definition of Pictorialism

1. Noun. (photography) A school of artistic photography that emphasized using photography to mimic certain styles of contemporary painting, that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries ¹



2. Noun. Any artistic use of photography to imitate painting, especially using pictorial conventions ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pictorialism

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pictorialism

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Literary usage of Pictorialism

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1. Wilson's Photographic Magazine (1912)
"His ambition lies in the direction of pure pictorialism; but as yet, despite grand prizes and gold medals galore, he has never received the highest ..."

2. The American Amateur Photographer (1904)
"You cannot get along without pictorialism but you can get along without extreme pictorialism. A photographic print does not need to- look as if the negative ..."

3. Poole's Index to Periodical Literature: The First Supplement, from January 1 by William Frederick Poole, William Isaac Fletcher (1888)
"and pictorialism in Verse. (W. Sharp) Portfo. 13: 176. — and the Pre-Raphaelites. (LJ Swinburne) New Eng. 44: 505, <'"?• — and the Religion of Beauty. ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1893)
"... it would have been much better if the birds and fishes had been plainly set up on stands, without any attempt to amuse the public by " pictorialism. ..."

5. Nature in Music and Other Studies in the Tone-poetry of Today by Lawrence Gilman (1914)
"... which anticipated Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony by a quarter of a century; and he will of course note the naive pictorialism of Johann Sebastian Bach, ..."

6. Nature in Music and Other Studies in the Tone-poetry of Today by Lawrence Gilman (1914)
"... which anticipated Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony by a quarter of a century; and he will of course note the naive pictorialism of Johann Sebastian Bach, ..."

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