pictorialism

noun
pic·​to·​ri·​al·​ism | \pik-ˈtȯr-ē-ə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of pictorialism 

1 : the use or creation of pictures or visual images

2 : a movement or technique in photography emphasizing artificial often romanticized pictorial qualities

Other Words from pictorialism

pictorialist \pik-​ˈtȯr-​ē-​ə-​list \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of pictorialism

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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