Definitions for "Picturesque"
Forming, or fitted to form, a good or pleasing picture; representing with the clearness or ideal beauty appropriate to a picture; expressing that peculiar kind of beauty which is agreeable in a picture, natural or artificial; graphic; vivid; as, a picturesque scene or attitude; picturesque language.
Eighteenth-century English concept of arranging pictorial and architectural elements to emulate the pictures of seventeenth-century landscape painters such as Claude Lorrain and Nicolas Poussin. Picturesque elements include irregular composition with groupings that leads the eye to hazy distances and broad areas of light and dark, often using ruins, gardens and rolling lawns as subject matter.
an artistic principle in both painting and gardening that emphasizes the rough and irregular, the surprising, the various, the commonplace, and the decaying or aged; picturesque gardening and painting were mutually influential.
strikingly expressive; "a picturesque description of the rainforest"