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
Archaic or dialect second person singular present of be.
he studied art
A form of abstract art that gives the illusion of movement by the precise use of pattern and colour, or in which conflicting patterns emerge and overlap. Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely are its most famous exponents
A car or other four-wheel motor vehicle decorated as a work of art
A type of soft rubber formed into blocks for use as a non-abrasive eraser; an eraser consisting of such material.
= art nouveau.
Art based on modern popular culture and the mass media, especially as a critical or ironic comment on traditional fine art values
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.
A type of high-quality coated or laminated cardboard; a piece of this, especially used as a cover in bookbinding.
A book relating to art; specifically a book containing printed reproductions of works of art.
Art that is created in an untaught or unsophisticated style, frequently by children or the mentally ill.
To take responsibility for the illustrations in (a publication); to act as art editor of.
Resembling or having the appearance of (fine) art; artistic.
An artistic or literary novel.
= artificial silk.
A song written to be sung in recital, typically with piano accompaniment and often set to a poem
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.
Art or an art form that uses textiles (sometimes with other materials) as a medium; creative or decorative textile articles considered as art.
Art or craftsmanship executed by hand.
Highly refined or sophisticated art; also occasionally as adjective.
The methods, technology, and other knowledge relevant to and in existence prior to an invention for which a patent is being sought.
The creation of illustrations, lettering, etc., for signs, especially for the purpose of advertising; art created for use on signs.
The predominant decorative art style of the 1920s and 1930s, characterized by precise and boldly delineated geometric shapes and strong colours and used most notably in household objects and in architecture
A film that is artistic or experimental in its primary intent
A conventionally established form of artistic composition, such as the novel, sonata, or sonnet
A cinema which specializes in showing films that are artistic or experimental rather than merely entertaining
High-quality paper coated with china clay or a similar substance to give it a smooth surface
A large-scale lottery organized to raise funds for a charity or public cause, originally with a work of art as the prize
another term for black magic.
Tattoos or jewellery ornamenting the body and regarded as art
Simple pictures and symbols made available for computer users to add to their documents
Creative art, especially visual art whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content
(1910–56), American jazz pianist; full name Arthur Tatum. Born with cataracts in both eyes, he was almost completely blind. He became famous in the 1930s for his solo and trio work
Painting or sculpture characterized by the depiction of action or activity.
Art produced (in public places) using aerosol spray paint; graffiti.
Art displayed at an airport.
A place which serves as a focal point for artistic activity or interest.
A person who reviews (chiefly visual) works of art and comments on their merits, especially professionally.
To oversee or work on as an art director.
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.
To educate in the principles of fine art or design.
A male teacher of art.
Modern art; specifically a streamlined style in applied art and architecture, popular especially in the 1930s (frequently attributive).
A museum devoted to the exhibition of works of art.
An object of artistic value or significance; = objet d'art.
A patterned square of carpet woven in a single piece.
Art created or modified using a computer or other digital medium.
= art nouveau.