pictorialism

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noun pic·to·ri·al·ism \-ē-ə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of pictorialism

  1. 1 :  the use or creation of pictures or visual images

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

pictorialist

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1869

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1869


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