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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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 On the fifth floor, an informal office and meeting area features long, curving timber benches and biomorphic built-in shelving. Natalia Rachlin, New York Times, "A Shrine to Craftsmanship Inside a Silver London Townhouse," 11 Apr. 2018 Michelle Lougee crochets plastic bags into pointed, insinuating, enchantingly goofy biomorphic forms, also on view at Boston Sculptors. Cate Mcquaid,, "Liz Shepherd and Michelle Lougee make the mundane memorable," 27 June 2018 Gravity-defying lightness struts its wondrous stuff in her abstract yet suggestively biomorphic pictures of suns (or sunflowers), planets (or soap bubbles), flora (or fauna), figures (or doodles), butterflies (or X-marks-the-spot gestures). David Pagel,, "Laurie Nye paints her way to Venus. You can join the ride," 16 May 2018 The public and private spaces at Phantasma are rendered in lushly biomorphic Art Nouveau lines, and the arch of the show palace's stage cleverly incorporates a stylized evocation of the Phantom's mask. Daryl H. Miller,, "'Love Never Dies,' a sequel to 'Phantom of the Opera,' struggles to abduct us," 9 Apr. 2018 One of Krause’s resembles a lacy photogram; another squirms with blue and pink biomorphic strands, spreading like ivy. Cate Mcquaid,, "‘Inventur’ looks at German art in the wake of WWII," 15 Mar. 2018 One clear example is a 2009 biomorphic abstract ceramic sculpture fired with a matte-textured glaze of intense cobalt blue. Steven Litt,, "Akron Art Museum celebrates lyrical abstractions of Jun Kaneko in show opening today (photos)," 17 Feb. 2018 The visual volley is complemented by similar rhythms among biomorphic blobs whose shapes echo one another’s and simple patterns that look as if they have been cut from the same cloth. David Pagel,, "How Yevgeniya Baras' pictographs carry a language all their own," 5 Feb. 2018

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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