Pronunciation: (är-tis'tik),[key] —adj. 1. conforming to the standards of art; satisfying aesthetic requirements: artistic productions. 2. showing skill or excellence in execution: artistic workmanship. 3. exhibiting taste, discriminating judgment, or sensitivity: an artistic arrangement of flowers; artistic handling of a delicate diplomatic situation. 4. exhibiting an involvement in or appreciation of art, esp. the fine arts: He had wide-ranging artistic interests. 5. involving only aesthetic considerations, usually taken as excluding moral, practical, religious, political, or similar concerns: artistic principles. 6. of art or artists: artistic works. 7. of, like, or thought of as characteristic of an artist: an artistic temperament.Also,ar•tis'ti•cal.