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Word: convention

Definition: social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement


Sentences Containing 'convention'

This obscuring of the direct appeal of art by the accumulation of too much naturalistic detail, and the loss of power it entails, is the cause of artists having occasionally gone back to a more primitive convention.
And the revival of line drawing, and the desire there is to find a simpler convention founded on this basis, are among the most hopeful signs in the art of the moment.
The convention will be more natural or more abstract according to the nature of the thing to be conveyed and the medium employed to express it.
But naturalism is just as much a convention as any of the other isms that art has lately been so assailed with.
There, even the convention of a frame and flat surface are done away with, besides the painted symbols to represent things.
If the convention adopted has not been vitalised by the emotion that is the reason of the painting, it will, of course, be a lifeless affair.
The artist has to discover a convention for himself, one that fits his particular individuality.
Whether working with pen, pencil, chalk, or charcoal, they always created a convention within which unlimited expression has been possible.
For certain impressions it probably will never be bettered, but it is a very well worn convention.
This atmosphere of other worldliness where the music of line and color was uninterrupted by any aggressive look of real things is a better convention for the expression of such ideas and emotions.
But Tom, he WAS so proud and joyful, he just COULDN'T hold in, and his tongue just WENT it--she a-chipping in, and spitting fire all along, and both of them going it at once, like a cat convention; and she says: "WELL, you get all the enjoyment you can out of it NOW, for mind I tell you if I catch you meddling with him again--" "Meddling with WHO?"
I hear of a convention to be held at Baltimore, or elsewhere, for the selection of a candidate for the Presidency, made up chiefly of editors, and men who are politicians by profession; but I think, what is it to any independent, intelligent, and respectable man what decision they may come to?

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