abstract art, abstractionism - an abstract genre of art; artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation
art, fine art - the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"
chinoiserie - a style in art reflecting Chinese influence; elaborately decorated and intricately patterned
folk art - genre of art of unknown origin that reflects traditional values of a society
genre painting - a genre depicting everyday life
landscape painting, landscape - a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery
magic realism - a literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative or meticulously realistic painting are combined with surreal elements of fantasy or dreams
modernism - genre of art and literature that makes a self-conscious break with previous genres
naive art, outsider art, primitive art, self-taught art, vernacular art - a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artists
pointillism - a genre of painting characterized by the application of paint in dots and small strokes; developed by Georges Seurat and his followers in late 19th century France
postmodernism - genre of art and literature and especially architecture in reaction against principles and practices of established modernism
primitivism - a genre characteristic of (or imitative of) primitive artists or children
synthetism - a genre of French painting characterized by bright flat shapes and symbolic treatments of abstract ideas
pass judgment, judge
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
grade, rate, rank, place, range, order - assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
stand - have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?"
approve - judge to be right or commendable; think well of
disapprove - consider bad or wrong
choose - see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way; "She chose not to attend classes and now she failed the exam"
prejudge - judge beforehand, especially without sufficient evidence
appraise, assess, evaluate, valuate, value, measure - evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk"
reappraise - appraise anew; "Homes in our town are reappraised every five years and taxes are increased accordingly"
reject - refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
accept - consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
think, believe, conceive, consider - judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
count on, figure, forecast, reckon, estimate, calculate - judge to be probable
anticipate, expect - regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
ascribe, attribute, impute, assign - attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
attribute, assign - decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"
disapprove, reject - deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"
adjudge, declare, hold - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
critique, review - appraise critically; "She reviews books for the New York Times"; "Please critique this performance"
fail - judge unacceptable; "The teacher failed six students"
pass - accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
test, try out, try, essay, examine, prove - put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"