To perform a 'Courtesy' for royalty but at the same time release some natural gas!
After collecting her OBE from the Queen, Jane stated to Nicki; "As I accepted my award from Her Royal Highness the Queen , I think I let a "Fartsy" go!
by Stickwood1 April 23, 2010
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those girls who take 1000 "deep" photos of themselves (that are all on facebook, listen to Iron & Wine and wear clothes from Urban Outfitters.
they consider themselves "artsy" when in fact using a film camera you bought at urban outfitters does NOT make you artsy nor even an artist.
they will know nothing about art, yet consider their photos of themselves looking sad a piece of art.
you will find them in their natural habitat of cities such as Brooklyn and San Francisco.
"omg have you seen lila's new profile picture! its so pretty and artsy!"
"um, its a picture of her looking down next to a tree with a fish eye lens... thats not artsy, its fartsy."
by amaezing November 09, 2011
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A derogatory term to describe a pretentiously irritating person who exhibits an overblown involvement or appreciation of the arts

Artsy-fartsy individuals tend to be unemployed and enjoy finger-painting.
I cannot stand the artsy-fartsy type; they are just a bunch of trendy hippies.”
by tttico February 06, 2010
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something supposedly highly cultural, but to the regular sane person merely pretentious.
ABSTRACT ARTIST: This old boot stuck to a canvas represents fading life and lost integrity....
TEENAGER: Uh, yeh, dude, it's just an artsy fartsy old boot.
by Helen Partallama November 07, 2010
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used to describe either a person who does weird art for the sake of being artsy or the art that a person like that does. artsy fartsy is generally bad artwork that is made so weird and hard to understand, that people just assume it's genius.
"that artsy farsty girl just painted a canvas black. she thinks it represents her pain, but i think it's just artsy fartsy."
by valerie July 19, 2004
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Anything produced in the arts that is over the top eccentric and comes out looking stupid. The artist who created it is usually some loser who tries to be different, but does the same thing as every other artsy-fartsy type. They tend to think their works are unique, creatively genius, good for all humanity, abstract, and expressive. If the artists is a film maker then the movie makes absolutely no sense, will have random shots, is usually shot in black and white, and has stupid monotone dialogue. If they are a musician then they create music specific for avant-garde. The music is a bunch of noise with no harmony, rhythm, or present melody. The artist says his or her piece of music details the work of a Picasso painting.

Every 'artsy-fartsy' person is an aspiring artist. Even if they just go to museums to stare at paintings and act like they have a true passion for it, they can't help but create their own pieces of trash. Then they show it off to the public and the public tells them they suck. So the artists always respond with "no one understands my vision" or some stupid excuse like that.

Don't confuse the phony artsy-fartsy types from the real artists. Real artists will consistently change their style of work and explore new areas. The fakes will copy off a real artist and make the same pointless work for the rest of their career. Real artists will never cheese-out.
"Film festivals are filled with 'artsy-fartsy films'."

"I don't like my teacher. He's too artsy-artsy".
by Joe May 06, 2008
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Trying too hard to be artistic; an overly strong interest in appearing to be aesthetically aware.

From a lyrical marriage of the words "art" (creative or imaginative activity such as painting or poetry) and "fart" (expelling gas). The implication is that the art (or person) in question is no more than a glorified fart.
I don't like his paintings - they're a little bit too artsy fartsy.
by VAKI5 May 10, 2005
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