Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or focused on coloring or an enhanced use of colour

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to color or coloring.

Etymologies

color +‎ -istic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He also knocked off the considerable technical challenges in the Britten work, as well as in the vividly coloristic Five Pieces on Folk Themes by Georgian composer Sulkhan Tsintsadze.

    Amit Peled strikes a romantic mood

  • Surrounding these new works were solid interpretations of Liszt, Debussy and Granados ripe with coloristic variety and prodigious technical execution.

    Donna Fish: Artists to Watch

  • The wine-red field appears to bring intense coloristic pressure to bear on the central motif; and this pressure seems both to account for its ellipsoid shape as well as for its suspension at the heart of the field.

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  • The result is a perilous, constantly changing equilibrium that is at once coloristic and structural.

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  • Despite brief experiments with twelve-tone writing in the 1940s and 1950s, her music rarely ventures beyond extended tonality, emphasizing coloristic harmony and diatonic dissonance.

    Marion Eug��nie Bauer.

  • Only a rare reviewer aptly noted that Tina Blau had still not been fully appreciated: “She is the first among us who saw and made light and air modern at a time when even our most famous and well-known landscape painters stuck to certain traditional coloristic formulas” (Seligmann 1909).

    Tina Blau.

  • Thus the biggest surprise of "Picasso: Mosqueteros" is its evidence of a coloristic metamorphosis that overtook the monochromatically inclined master in his supposed dotage.

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  • The musical settings range from accessible and direct to atonal, abstract and highly coloristic.

    It's a Still Life That Runs Deep

  • In a style that dispensed with the comforts of regular phrases and tonal centers, Berio offered up music of coloristic variety, polyphonic brilliance and technical innovations that challenge the most virtuosic of performers — and created the finest suite of unaccompanied pieces since Bach.

    Mattila���s Manon Misses the Mark; Berio���s Vital, Fractured Sinfonia

  • "It is a genius idea," says Ms. Mutter during an interview at a hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side, clearly relishing the exclusivity given to her instrument's coloristic voice.

    The Reigning Diva of the Violin Embraces Contemporary Music

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