aesthete aesthete  /ˈɛs θit/

Definition(s):

  • (n) one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature

Usage(s):

  1. Szarkowski, an aesthete to the fingertips, will have none of it.
  2. James Woods begins playing besieged Cincinnati museum director Dennis Barrie less as a saint than a fish-out-of-SoHo aesthete.
  3. Being a collector turns you into an aesthete, a financier, a voyager, a voyeur and a scholar.

News

  • Rag & Bone’s Former Menswear Designer Starts His Own Line

    Although Nathan Bogle was one of the original co-founders of Rag & Bone's menswear line in 2004, he left shortly after it rose to prominence in 2006 and is now barely a footnote in its history. In an interview with the Aesthete, he declines to say much about his departure from ... More »
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. "I look at a lot of the female-fronted bands at the moment and most of the women are interchangeable. They seem reluctant to do something different," Manson says. "I think perhaps rock'n'roll in general has been defined by a male aesthete and...
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Shirley Manson Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. Matar told The Observer that he "would have liked to write a book that had nothing to do with politics," that "ultimately I am a sensualist and an aesthete."
    on Apr 1, 2007 By: Hisham Matar Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. Scheijen provides superb glimpses of his personality in action: "part over-sensitive aesthete, part coarse Hussar", as his friend Alexandre Benois said, with his extraordinary laugh: "The hinges of his jaws opened to expose a vast interior...
    on Nov 13, 2009 By: Alexander Benois Source: guardian.co.uk

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