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aesthete

[′es‚thēt]
(botany)
A plant organ with the capacity to respond to definite physical stimuli.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Ballet, specifically "le gout 'ballets russes,"' Narcissus, pretty boys and musclemen, "esthetes," all add up to the "pervers," or, as Leiris obligingly glosses it for us with the benefit of adult masculine hindsight, "l'homosexualite." This assemblage is different from the straight white male subjectivity that L'age d'homme pieces together so painstakingly: it is carefully segregated, along with femininity and blackness, as "tout un monde cote, un domain defendu" from the selfhood that is equated with maleness.
the painters and esthetes of Diaghilev's 'World of Art' circle" (p.
No one will sigh over it except the unimaginative well-fed, well-housed, and well-clothed esthetes who are miraculously able to extract color and fascination out of human misery and degradation." It was precisely those Jews, the new middle-class, often described by Ausubel as "physically fat and spiritually sleek from prosperity," who ensured that the East Side would be reincarnated as a center of Jewish culture.(10)
The resultant alienation (not Mumford's word--he uses "splitting") of the artist from his public has led to the creation of the "picturesque" (286), an art of self-indulgence directed at a small class of esthetes or simply indulged in for the artist's own pleasure.
Combattons pour un art puissant et dynamique, pour un art robustement populaire, inspire par les inventeurs de la technique et les fermes volontes proletariennes, un art democratique oppose a la vulgarite et au raffinement bourgeois des esthetes. Litterature de rive gauche, litterature de rive droite ont la meme origine et sont egalement mauvaises.
There is little chance that future esthetes will find themselves poring over Cunningham's oeuvre, but archivists and cultural historians will probably bless his name.
It sticks up out of Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan like a sullen blade, and its presence there has divided the art world into philistines like myself, who think it should be removed, and esthetes, who want it to remain forever.
Hassan Megri : Certes, les artistes esthetes et idealistes ont de tout temps recherche le sublime, l'insolite et le charismatique pour s'inspirer des vertus et des atouts de certains lieux oniriques et fascinants qui incitent a la creativite spontanee.
Pour ces femmes esthetes, le tapis est plus qu'une marchandise et un gagne-pain, il revet aussi une valeur artistique, en ce sens que le tissage represente egalement, a leurs yeux, un moyen d'exprimer leurs sentiments, d'attenuer quelque peu les dures conditions de vie dans cette region montagneuse.
The density of the esthetes is independent of the presence and definition of the granules.
Il souligne surtout l'aspect monumental de ce Journal de deux esthetes qui voulurent'artialiser' leur existence: memoire d'un champ (litteraire) et d'un siecle.