synthetism

noun, often capitalized syn·the·tism \ˈsin(t)thəˌtizəm\

Definition of synthetism

plural

-s

  1. :  an art theory current in France about 1890 that a painting is to be considered a formal arrangement of color on a flat surface before it is a particular representation — compare nabi

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Origin and Etymology of synthetism

Greek synthetos put together, composed + English -ism — more at synthetic


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