Definition of Morellian in English:


Pronunciation /məˈrɛlɪən/ /mɒˈrɛlɪən/


  • Designating, relating to, or following the systematic method of art criticism expounded by Morelli, stressing the importance of studying detail as a guide in the attribution of paintings.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Academy: a monthly record of literature, learning, science, and art. From the name of Giovanni Morelli, Italian art critic + -an.