luminarism

noun
lu·​mi·​nar·​ism | \ -nəˌrizəm \
plural -s

Definition of luminarism

1 : the concern with or skill in the portrayal of effects of light and shade in painting — compare pleinairism
2 often capitalized : luminism sense 2

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History and Etymology for luminarism

luminarist + -ism

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“Luminarism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luminarism. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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