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- n. the state of being a connoisseur
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- n. State of being a connoisseur.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The rôle or part of a connoisseur; critical judgment in matters of art.
- n. Skill as a connoisseur; proficiency as an art critic.
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- n. love of or taste for fine objects of art
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Whether this proves Borrow's susceptibility to female charm I cannot say, but it seems to me rather to prove a sort of connoisseurship, which is not the same thing.
The second part of this section will introduce the idea of connoisseurship as a means of identifying works from the past as masterpieces.
Accompanying me through the exhibition, Mr. Lahikainen observes: "Beyond understanding connoisseurship, which is part of a curator's job, this project offered the opportunity to learn your guy so well that you learn his spirit and the thinking that guided his hand.
So for example, the general skill Carouse has as its subskills "connoisseurship", gamble, and gather information.
No wonder so many business big-shots go for Hirst: his work is both simple-minded and sensationalist, just the ticket for newbie collectors who are, to put it mildly, connoisseurship-challenged and resonance-free.
For Evan Snyderman of R 20th Century, a leading New York gallery, Design Miami/Basel is one of the few fairs in the world committed to the level of presentation and connoisseurship our gallery strives to achieve.
We in this way wish to honor Nik Douglas 'life's work of dedication to the Dharma, interdisciplinary scholarship and research, avid connoisseurship and arduous efforts to collect an extraordinary body of work documenting this central vein of the artistic emanation body.
For the post-Cracker, post-Lecter generation, the old, penny-dreadful voyeurism depicted in Orwell's essay on murders has been replaced by a more gracious style of connoisseurship, whereby scholarly assessment of the serial murderer is supposed to further understanding of the whole human condition.
Posting the latest OK Go video on a friend's wall because you're thinking, "Wow, I love being known as the kind of person who listens to OK Go, and I want to be seen as the person who discovered this new thing, and I want someone else to think fondly of me because of my exquisite connoisseurship!" is broadcasting.
But art collectors with sufficient patience, discernment and funds can still practice connoisseurship of the old school, creating collections of the highest quality while maintaining a careful sense of balance.