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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

art gum US English

A type of soft rubber formed into blocks for use as a non-abrasive eraser; an eraser consisting of such material.

New Art US English

= art nouveau.

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 autre US English

A style of painting in which spots or daubs of colour are applied in an apparently random manner, breaking with traditional ideas of composition, to evoke an emotion, landscape, etc.

art board US English

A type of high-quality coated or laminated cardboard; a piece of this, especially used as a cover in bookbinding.

art book US English

A book relating to art; specifically a book containing printed reproductions of works of art.

art brut US English

Art that is created in an untaught or unsophisticated style, frequently by children or the mentally ill.

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 edit US English

To take responsibility for the illustrations in (a publication); to act as art editor of.

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-like US English

Resembling or having the appearance of (fine) art; artistic.

art novel US English

An artistic or literary novel.

art paper US English

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

art silk US English

= artificial silk.

art song US English

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

art union US English

A large-scale lottery organized to raise funds for a charity or public cause, originally with a work of art as the prize

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

earth art US English

A style of art characterized by the use of soil, rock and other materials derived from nature, typically in large, site-specific sculptures or installations in the natural landscape.

fibre art US English

Art or an art form that uses textiles (sometimes with other materials) as a medium; creative or decorative textile articles considered as art.

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

hand art US English

Art or craftsmanship executed by hand.

high art US English

Highly refined or sophisticated art; also occasionally as adjective.

prior art US English

The methods, technology, and other knowledge relevant to and in existence prior to an invention for which a patent is being sought.

sign art US English

The creation of illustrations, lettering, etc., for signs, especially for the purpose of advertising; art created for use on signs.

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

action art US English

Painting or sculpture characterized by the depiction of action or activity.

aerosol art US English

Art produced (in public places) using aerosol spray paint; graffiti.

airport art US English

Art displayed at an airport.

art centre US English

A place which serves as a focal point for artistic activity or interest.

art critic US English

A person who reviews (chiefly visual) works of art and comments on their merits, especially professionally.

art-direct US English

To oversee or work on as an art director.

art editor US English

A person who is responsible for the section devoted to the arts in a newspaper, magazine, etc., or the illustrations in a book or other publication.

art-educate US English

To educate in the principles of fine art or design.

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 master US English

A male teacher of art.

art moderne US English

Modern art; specifically a streamlined style in applied art and architecture, popular especially in the 1930s (frequently attributive).

art museum US English

A museum devoted to the exhibition of works of art.

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 object US English

An object of artistic value or significance; = objet d'art.

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