Work of art

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A work of art, artwork, art piece, piece of art or art object is an aesthetic physical item or artistic creation.wikipedia
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Art

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Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author's imaginative, conceptual ideas, or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.

Objet d'art

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The term objet d'art is reserved to describe works of art that are not paintings, prints, drawings or large or medium-sized sculptures, or architecture (e.g. household goods, figurines, etc., some purely aesthetic, some also practical).
Objet d'art (plural objets d'art) literally means "art object" (or work of art) in French, but in practice, the term has long been reserved in English to describe works of art that are not paintings, large or medium-sized sculptures, prints, or drawings.

Architecture

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The products of environmental design, depending on intention and execution, can be "works of art" and include: land art, site-specific art, architecture, gardens, landscape architecture, installation art, rock art, and megalithic monuments.
Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art.

Ballet

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A ballet, a work, consists of the choreography and music for a ballet production.

Folk art

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There is an indefinite distinction, for current or historical aesthetic items: between "fine art" objects made by "artists"; and folk art, craft-work, or "applied art" objects made by "first, second, or third-world" designers, artisans and craftspeople.
They are considered works of art because of the skillful technical execution of an existing form and design; the skill might be seen in the precision of the form, the surface decoration or in the beauty of the finished product.

Performance

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In the performing arts, a performance generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers present one or more works of art to an audience.

Performing arts

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It is different from visual arts, which is when artists use paint, canvas or various materials to create physical or static art objects.

Conceptual art

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Physical objects that document immaterial or conceptual art works, but do not conform to artistic conventions can be redefined and reclassified as art objects.
Thus, in describing or defining a work of art as conceptual it is important not to confuse what is referred to as "conceptual" with an artist's "intention".

Aesthetics

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A work of art in the visual arts is a physical two- or three- dimensional object that is professionally determined or otherwise considered to fulfill a primarily independent aesthetic function.
In practice, aesthetic judgement refers to the sensory contemplation or appreciation of an object (not necessarily an art object), while artistic judgement refers to the recognition, appreciation or criticism of art or an art work.

Fine art

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There is an indefinite distinction, for current or historical aesthetic items: between "fine art" objects made by "artists"; and folk art, craft-work, or "applied art" objects made by "first, second, or third-world" designers, artisans and craftspeople.
The reasoning behind this is that the print is not a reproduction of another work of art in a different medium — for instance, a painting — but rather an image designed from inception as a print.

Oeuvre

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It can also be seen as an item within an artist's "body of work" or oeuvre.
* A work of art; or, more commonly, the body of work of a creator

Private collection

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The term is commonly used by: museum and cultural heritage curators, the interested public, the art patron-private art collector community, and art galleries.
A private collection is a privately owned collection of works (usually artworks).

Visual arts

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Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining hard or plastic material, sound, or text and or light, commonly stone (either rock or marble), clay, metal, glass, or wood.

Site-specific art

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The products of environmental design, depending on intention and execution, can be "works of art" and include: land art, site-specific art, architecture, gardens, landscape architecture, installation art, rock art, and megalithic monuments.
Site-specific art is artwork created to exist in a certain place.

Painting

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A figure painting is a work of art in any of the painting media with the primary subject being the human figure, whether clothed or nude.

An Oak Tree

Artist Michael Craig-Martin, creator of An Oak Tree, said of his work – "It's not a symbol. I have changed the physical substance of the glass of water into that of an oak tree. I didn't change its appearance. The actual oak tree is physically present, but in the form of a glass of water."
An Oak Tree is a conceptual work of art created by Michael Craig-Martin in 1973.

Museum

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The term is commonly used by: museum and cultural heritage curators, the interested public, the art patron-private art collector community, and art galleries.
An art museum, also known as an art gallery, is a space for the exhibition of art, usually in the form of art objects

List of art media

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Art media is the material and tools used by an artist, composer or designer to create a work of art, for example, "pen and ink" where the pen is the tool and the ink is the material.

Western canon

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The backbone of traditional Western art history are artworks commissioned by wealthy patrons for private or public enjoyment.

Literature

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This article is concerned with the terms and concept as used in and applied to the visual arts, although other fields such as aural-music and written word-literature have similar issues and philosophies.

Music

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This article is concerned with the terms and concept as used in and applied to the visual arts, although other fields such as aural-music and written word-literature have similar issues and philosophies.

Hearing

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This article is concerned with the terms and concept as used in and applied to the visual arts, although other fields such as aural-music and written word-literature have similar issues and philosophies.