pictorial + -ism
pictorialism (countable and uncountable, plural pictorialisms)
- (photography) A school of artistic photography that emphasized using photography to mimic certain styles of contemporary painting, that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
- Any artistic use of photography to imitate painting, especially using pictorial conventions
2007 December 21, Karen Rosenberg, “In Bhutan, Sacred Sights Amid the Clouds”, in New York Times:
- The black-and-white portraits and landscapes […] fall somewhere between photojournalism and pictorialism.