kineticism

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kineticism (uncountable)

  1. Kinetic art
  2. Energetic movement, particularly applied to any visual arts
    • 2007 February 8, Stephen Holden, “A Big, Heartfelt Serving of the Old Razzle-Dazzle”, New York Times:
      In his heyday (the late 1960s and ’70s) Mr. Vereen reigned as Broadway’s heir to Sammy Davis Jr. Even at the peak of his career he lacked his idol’s cyclonic kineticism.
    • 2008 August 24, Terrence Rafferty, “Images With Impact, and With a Debt to the Late 1980s”, New York Times:
      And it’s probably not a coincidence that the time they evoke was also the beginning of the heyday of Asian commercial cinema, when directors like Tsui Hark and John Woo were reinvigorating moribund movie genres with wild kineticism and an almost insolent indifference to the niceties of narrative logic.