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art form

the more or less established structure, pattern, or scheme followed in shaping an artistic work:
The sonata, the sonnet, and the novel are all art forms.
a medium for artistic expression:
ballet, sculpture, opera, and other art forms.
a medium other than the artistic regarded as having highly developed or systematized rules, procedures, or formulations:
international diplomacy regarded as an art form.
Origin of art form
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for art form
  • He's turned matching plant to container into an art form.
  • And to capture that rare view for reproduction can also prove to be an art form in itself.
  • Slides changed photography from an intimate art form to an educational and lecturing tool.
  • Bearden became a master of collage, an art form as complex, fragmented and many-layered as his life.
  • Dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of dolls as an art form.
  • Still others, acquired more recently, represent photography as a technology or an art form.
  • Artists' journals can be an art form unto themselves, a taxonomy of days that attempt to capture the random rush of creativity.
  • Forcing children to be scarred then, as now, is grotesque and not an art form.
  • It would be great if people could view circles as an art form.
  • He sees it as a sea of colors, and thinks of bodies as an organic art form.
British Dictionary definitions for art form

art form

a conventionally established form of artistic composition, such as the symphony or the sonnet
a recognized medium of artistic expression
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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