bio·​mor·​phic | \ ˌbī-ō-ˈmȯr-fik How to pronounce biomorphic (audio) \

Definition of biomorphic

: resembling or suggesting the forms of living organisms biomorphic sculptures biomorphic images

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Recent Examples on the Web Smooth and organic-looking, this Doug could be taken for a biomorphic sculpture. Sarah L. Kaufman, Washington Post, "Artist Sougwen Chung wanted collaborators. So she designed and built her own AI robots.," 5 Nov. 2020 Even before Vogue revisited these biomorphic dots, celebrities had caught on, though. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Marine Serre’s Moon Bodysuit Gets a Nostalgic Makeover for Spring 2021," 29 Sep. 2020 On view are works with a kooky utopian twist, such as the blobby, biomorphic sculptures of New York artist Thomas Barger, which double as shelves for storage and display. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Cleveland Institute of Art’s ‘Title TBD’ show surveys artists’ survival strategies in an age of anxiety," 6 Sep. 2020 The bright colors and biomorphic forms of Alexander Calder’s sculpture and mobiles are instantly recognizable. Terry W. Hartle, The Christian Science Monitor, "Alexander Calder upended the seriousness of art," 17 Apr. 2020 This fieldwork led to the discovery of the new Nazca lines, which feature 40 biomorphic glyphs depicting animals, plants or people. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Archaeologists Identify 143 New Nazca Lines," 11 Dec. 2014 One of Burle Marx’s signature elements was the use of biomorphic paving patterns, with walkways functioning as part of the site’s aesthetics, not just a way through it, Forrest says. Washington Post, "Huge NY show honors Brazilian Modern landscape architect," 30 July 2019 Atop each plinth, Corkery positions a biomorphic fiberboard cutout, squirmy in the mode of Hans Arp. Cate Mcquaid,, "Artist digs into Bauhaus history at Harvard," 19 June 2019 Gerard's renowned for launching a renaissance in Dutch design in the early '70s, breaking away from the solid-wood furniture the Netherlands was known for to incorporate plusher, more biomorphic (and contemporary) shapes. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Everybody's Asking About Hilary Duff's Epic Leather Sofa — Here's Where To Get It," 10 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of biomorphic

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Biomorphic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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