plural -s
: an artist who is especially concerned with the effects of light and the portrayal of them in painting : an artist skilled in the rendition of effects of light and shade
often capitalized : luminist sense 2

Word History


French luminariste, from luminaire lighting, lights + -iste -ist

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“Luminarist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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