• WordNet 3.6
    • n artistry a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation "the art of conversation","it's quite an art"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Artistry Artistic effect or quality.
    • Artistry Artistic pursuits; artistic ability.
    • Artistry Works of art collectively.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n artistry Artistic pursuits collectively. Browning.
    • n artistry Artistic workmanship or effect; artistic quality.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Artistry artistic pursuits: artistic workmanship, quality, or ability
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  • Robert Browning
    “Inscribe all human effort with one word, artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete!”
  • Aldous Huxley
    “Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. artiste, It. artista—L. ars, artis, art.


In literature:

That lives again to my considering eyes, and I admire as never before the fine artistry of fate.
"A Small Boy and Others" by Henry James
It is not a lack of artistry that administers the most numerous defeats to the novice free lance.
"If You Don't Write Fiction" by Charles Phelps Cushing
English verse is smoother, more matured and, molded by centuries of literature, richer in associations and surer in artistry.
"Modern British Poetry" by Various
I cannot here dwell at length on the triumphs of Aurignacian and Magdalenian artistry.
"Progress and History" by Various
I had to call a halt on all such artistry, however, for he startled me, one day, by suddenly going crosseyed.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
The side of his nature that leads him to create points to invention, to craftmanship, to artistry.
"The Next Step" by Scott Nearing
Of course, his majesty could not live on a plain porridge, hence the Apician artistry.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
And one gets this sense of artistry in an American's business dealings.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
The latter is more extensive, the former more intensive, in its artistry.
"A Manual of the Art of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
The contrast between the flaunting colors and the finished artistry that lay beneath must have struck a discordant note to the scientist.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various

In poetry:

Yes, round him were these
Earth's artistries,
But specious plans that came to his call
Did most engage
His pilgrimage,
While himself he did not see at all.
"Self- Unconscious" by Thomas Hardy
And by a modal artistry assemble
The very Sons of Morning, the ranked and choired
Heavens in sweet laudation of the Lord,
…….And make Saul cease to tremble.
"Saul And David" by Anthony Hecht

In news:

The Tribeca Film Festival may celebrate the artistry of film, but there are some actors who have found success in the fine-arts world.
"Appalachian artistry at its best".
Artistry Light Up Lip Gloss .
Yo-Yo Ma reaches height of artistry at MSO concert.
A mainstay of Knoxville's 1980s scene, Mullins is the rare example where perseverance, artistry, and timing produced amazing results—a viable career, even.
Under the leadership of Dennis Noday, this high-energy big band plays all of the Stan Kenton jazz classics featuring "Artistry in Rhythm," "Intermission Riff," and more.
PARIS — For the first time in its long history of grandeur, gore and artistry, the Louvre will host a catwalk fashion show on Tuesday.
This David Cronenberg masterpiece (1991) breaks every rule in adapting a literary classic—maybe "On Naked Lunch " would be a more accurate title—but justifies every transgression with its artistry and audacity.
Which is ironic, because not a moment of Hitchcock contains even a modicum of the artistry apparent in each of the Master 's actual films.
Their artistry and passing sequences are currently unmatched at the international level.
'A Taste for Modernism ' review: artistry, flair.
This David Cronenberg masterpiece (1991) breaks every rule in adapting a literary classic—maybe "On Naked Lunch" would be a more accurate title—but justifies every transgression with its artistry and audacity.
One package that TCM has just marketed caught my attention because it features three top-notch film noirs , and I always have been attracted to the artistry of film noir .
NYX Cosmetics has announced the top six finalists of its Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites Awards—a YouTube competition to name the Beauty Vlogger of the Year.
Woodcraft Supply and Pfeil Swiss-made carving tools are offering a chance to win prizes in wood-carving artistry and random drawing contests that run through Feb 28.