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work of art

a piece of creative work in the arts, especially a painting or sculpture.
a product that gives aesthetic pleasure and that can be judged separately from any utilitarian considerations.
Origin of work of art
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But it's an art object without the energy or courage to be a work of art.
  • Even a work of art could be considered a tool, creating and recording human culture.
  • Because no one can pretend to appreciate a work of art and at the same time ignores its creator as the art's messenger.
  • Anything said about a work of art is what that work of art is not.
  • Parody would be a first cousin, a satire on an actual work of art.
  • Painters, by contrast, hardly know the back of a work of art exists.
  • He or she isn't jotting down notes for the camera, he or she is creating a new work of art.
  • We inherit everything that is inherent in the space to become part of the work of art.
  • Copy a favorite work of art or artist's style or create your own masterpiece.
  • In retrospect, he viewed this journey as a dedicated work of art and forswore himself to only creating art from his walks.
British Dictionary definitions for work of art

work of art

a piece of fine art, such as a painting or sculpture
something that may be likened to a piece of fine art, esp in beauty, intricacy, etc
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