pictorialism

noun
pic·​to·​ri·​al·​ism | \ pik-ˈtȯr-ē-ə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce pictorialism (audio) \

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 How to pronounce pictorialist (audio) \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of pictorialism

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pictorialism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pictorialism. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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