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dilettante

a person who loves the arts
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The action needs to be understandable, believable and precisely repeatable: mastery vs dilettantism.
Many scholars have been reluctant to take Wagner's theoretical writings seriously, perhaps because of the unwieldy prose, obtuse ideas, and the composer's seeming dilettantism.
Amateur Solutions," and a vein of dilettantism runs through many of the assemblage-like works in this exhibition, which were made by members of BHQF in collaboration with those attending the university.
And to other historians, echoing the charge of dilettantism, Dawson was not really an historian at all but a subtle kind of theologian who cloaked his theodicy in a smattering of history to give it pith.
Two years earlier, in Chiromanzia e Tatuaggio (1903), Luigi Cerchiari had proudly extolled the progresses of anthropology, thanks to which tattooing "da semplice dilettantismo di una barbara estetica, da strana esplicazione di un'arte primitiva, e divenuto indice della civilta assente, indizio di criminalita, di patologia fisica e morale" (Chiromanzia viii) ["from the simple dilettantism of a barbaric aesthetics, and the strange manifestation of a primitive art, has become the index of the absence of civilization, a sign of criminality, of physical and moral pathology"].
To worship the product and ignore its developments leads to dilettantism and reaction.
Particularly throughout the period of the Preisaufgaben (1799-1805), the classical ideal became the yardstick by which he measured excellence in the arts, acting as a bulwark against the rising tide of Romantic influences such as dilettantism and extreme emotionalism.
Further, it was precisely the hackneyed, vaguely cliched thoughts and dilettantism of the Spasmodics that Arnold was seeking to distance himself from, beginning with Sohrab and Rustum.
I have to guess as I don't know what good reason it should have for displaying bits of well-dressed, dismembered mannequin around its stylish bar - apart from a little aesthetic dilettantism, of course.
She is careful to explain that her view that art exists for the purpose of pleasure does not imply that the study of art is, as "decadents" suggest, "mere intellectual dilettantism or sensual superfineness" ("Art and Life I" 684).
Impressive location scenes in which Olive walks the streets and stands in lines filled with countless job seekers deftly evoke the anxious desperation of the Depression, just as the lives of the privileged are summoned up by the Comtesse's wall-intended dilettantism and frequent glimpses of the exclusive restaurants and salons patronized by the rich and powerful.
The suspicion of intellectual dilettantism which has its origins in Lessing's objections to inter-art studies has slowly been eroded by a wide range of scholarly and critical activity.