aesthete

(redirected from Aesthetes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

aesthete

[′es‚thēt]
(botany)
A plant organ with the capacity to respond to definite physical stimuli.
References in periodicals archive ?
As the experience of Pater's fictional aesthetes attests, it is instituted at great cost.
While Freedman produces a convincing re-assessment of the British Aesthetes by looking positively at their achievement and influence, he re-inscribes the controversy by running to stereotype when describing the Modernists.
The Grosvenor Gallery was almost like a private club, the Aesthetes approved of the Hellenic themes used by artists such as Walter Crane and George Frederick Watts.
So Denisoff's story is not about outsiders versus insiders, enemies of aestheticism versus aesthetes, straight versus gay.
Oddly enough, or maybe not so oddly or enough, the people who scoff at aesthetes are those who go all weak in the artistic knees when presented with "deep" stuff.
The elegant and ethereal world of dance is an arena that gays and lesbians, aesthetes as we are known to be, are particularly drown to.
It was here, where panelists grappled publicly with the sort of uncomfortable art-meets-money questions that aesthetes usually try to avoid, that the event most made noises like a revolutionary art uprising.
And an artist like Bowers isn't interested in communing with aesthetes.
A monumentally stupid decision that has reverberated throughout history, and that would disprove my theory if it wasn't for the fact that these aesthetes and epicureans then got the proverbial ten shades beaten out of them by the Romans, who in turn were that busy building things to inspire epic cinematographers 2000 years hence, that they got battered by a bunch of Fly Agaric-crazed proto-Hell's Angels riding horses, not Harley Davidsons.
Sade's literary valorization of the vile exposes that which is hidden by platitudes and other "enlightened" justifications for the literal atrocities committed routinely in the name of God and country (though, of course, the self-interest of rich aesthetes escapes critique in this aristocrat's telling).
Since the mid 1970s, writers such as Myles have been hauling poetry out of the hands of prissy aesthetes and giving it back to homo rock and rollers like Liu, whose new book is Say Goodnight.
SoHo's aesthetes clearly understand aesthetics as well as you or I.