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art. US English


art1 US English

The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power

art2 US English

Archaic or dialect 2nd person singular present of be.

art US Thesaurus

he studied art

op art US English

A form of abstract art that gives the illusion of movement by the precise use of pattern and color, or in which conflicting patterns emerge and overlap. Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely are its most famous exponents

art car US English

A car or other four-wheel motor vehicle decorated as a work of art

pop art US English

Art based on modern popular culture and the mass media, especially as a critical or ironic comment on traditional fine art values

art deco US English

The predominant decorative art style of the 1920s and 1930s, characterized by precise and boldly delineated geometric shapes and strong colors, and used most notably in household objects and in architecture

art film US English

A film that is artistic or experimental in its primary intent

art form US English

A conventionally established form of artistic composition, such as the novel, sonata, or sonnet

art house US English

A movie theater that specializes in films that are artistic or experimental rather than merely entertaining

art paper US English

High-quality paper coated with china clay or a similar substance to give it a smooth surface

art song US English

A song written to be sung in recital, typically with piano accompaniment and often set to a poem

black art US English

another term for black magic.

body art US English

Items of jewelry or clothing worn on the body and regarded as art

clip art US English

Simple pictures and symbols made available for computer users to add to their documents

fine art US English

Creative art, especially visual art, whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content

Tatum, Art US English

(1910–56), US jazz pianist; full name Arthur Tatum, Jr. Almost completely blind, he was known for his solo and trio work in the 1930s

art gallery US English

A room or building for the display or sale of works of art

art history US English

The academic study of the history and development of painting, sculpture, and the other visual arts

art nouveau US English

A style of decorative art, architecture, and design prominent in western Europe and the US from about 1890 until World War I and characterized by intricate linear designs and flowing curves based on natural forms

art school US English

A college which provides training in art

art student US English

A person who is studying to be an artist at a university or other institution of higher education

art therapy US English

A form of psychotherapy involving the encouragement of free self-expression through painting, drawing, or modeling, used as a remedial activity or an aid to diagnosis

Blakey, Art US English

(1919–90), US jazz drummer; full name Arthur Blakey. A pioneer of the bebop movement, he was known for his group, the Jazz Messengers

Carney, Art US English

(1918–2003), US actor; full name Arthur William Matthew Carney. Best known for his role as Ed Norton in the 1950s television series The Honeymooners, he also appeared in such movies as Harry and Tonto (1974) and Going in Style (1979)

kinetic art US English

A form of art that depends on movement for its effect. The term was coined by artists Naum Gabo (1890–1977) and his brother Antoine Pevsner (1886–1962) in 1920 and is associated with the mobiles of artist Alexander Calder

optical art US English

Another term for op art.

street art US English

Artwork that is created in a public space, typically in an illicit way

visual art US English

Creative art whose products are to be appreciated by sight, such as painting, sculpture, and film-making (as contrasted with literature and music)

martial art US Thesaurus

she was trained in several martial arts

abstract art US English

Art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures

art of war US English

The strategy, tactics, and techniques of combat

outsider art US English

Art produced by self-taught artists who are not part of the artistic establishment

commercial art US English

Art used in advertising and selling

conceptual art US English

Art in which the idea presented by the artist is considered more important than the finished product, if there is one

objet d'art US English

A small decorative or artistic object, typically when regarded as a collectible item

performance art US English

An art form that combines visual art with dramatic performance

term of art US English

A word or phrase that has a precise, specialized meaning within a particular field or profession

work of art US English

A creative product with strong imaginative or aesthetic appeal

environmental art US English

The production of artistic works intended to enhance or become part of an urban or other outdoor environment

art for art's sake US English

Used to convey the idea that the chief or only aim of a work of art is the self-expression of the individual artist who creates it

state of the art US English

The most recent stage in the development of a product, incorporating the newest ideas and the most up-to-date features

state-of-the-art US Thesaurus

state-of-the-art recording equipment

art is long, life is short US English

There is so much knowledge (or skill) to acquire that a lifetime is not sufficient

Metropolitan Museum of Art US English

A major museum of art and archaeology in New York City, founded in 1870

state-of-the-art in state of the art US English

Incorporating the newest ideas and the most up-to-date features

fine arts in fine art US English

Creative art, especially visual art, whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content

nonart US English

Something that is not art or that rejects the conventional forms or methods of art

have something down to a fine art US English

Achieve a high level of skill, facility, or accomplishment in some activity through experience

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