synthetism

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synthetism (ˈsɪnθɪˌtɪzəm)
 
n
(often capital) the symbolism of Gauguin and the Nabis, who reacted against the impressionists and realists by seeking to produce brightly coloured abstractions of their inner experience
 
[C19: from Greek sunthetos composite; see synthetic]
 
'synthetist
 
n

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synthetism

noun
a genre of French painting characterized by bright flat shapes and symbolic treatments of abstract ideas 
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