Once she became a “pro”, however, she abandoned her arty ways and stuck to a more documentary style.
Cosmopolis is too arty and abstract, even by Cronenberg standards, to become a commercial success.
He was only a baby; and she had left him to run about with arty and Catty as if he were a big boy.
They came as young as you, arty, and as weak as you, but no one ever made them do wrong.
He linked his arm in arty Kane's and the two walked along the Strand, discussing the permutations of human feeling.
Nonsense, arty; the summer holidays will bring you round again.
These foo lines comes from a umble but arty frend to command.
"Tha'rt a knivey nuisance, arty Morel," she said, sitting back.
But, while perusing these two books, we have had an 'umble and an 'arty laugh in the depths of our 'umiliation.
First comes my country, then my family; but first and last—my arty!
Pretentiously and self-consciously artistic; straining for esthetic effect: an artsy-craftsy little boutique on Nantucket (1940s+)