work of art

noun
1.
a piece of creative work in the arts, especially a painting or sculpture.
2.
a product that gives aesthetic pleasure and that can be judged separately from any utilitarian considerations.

Origin:
1825–35

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

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Example sentences
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.
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