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art1 British & World 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 British & World English

Archaic or dialect second person singular present of be.

art English Thesaurus

he studied art

op art British & World English

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

art car British & World English

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

art gum British & World English

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

pop art British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

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

art book British & World English

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

art brut British & World English

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

art edit British & World English

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

art-like British & World English

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

art novel British & World English

An artistic or literary novel.

art silk British & World English

= artificial silk.

art song British & World English

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

earth art British & World 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 British & World English

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

hand art British & World English

Art or craftsmanship executed by hand.

high art British & World English

Highly refined or sophisticated art; also occasionally as adjective.

prior art British & World 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 British & World English

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

art deco British & World English

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

art film British & World English

A film that is artistic or experimental in its primary intent

art form British & World English

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

art house British & World English

A cinema which specializes in showing films that are artistic or experimental rather than merely entertaining

art paper British & World English

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

art union British & World 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 British & World English

another term for black magic.

body art British & World English

Tattoos or jewellery ornamenting the body and regarded as art

clip art British & World English

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

fine art British & World English

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

Tatum, Art British & World English

(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

action art British & World English

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

aerosol art British & World English

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

airport art British & World English

Art displayed at an airport.

art centre British & World English

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

art critic British & World English

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

art-direct British & World English

To oversee or work on as an art director.

art editor British & World 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 British & World English

To educate in the principles of fine art or design.

art master British & World English

A male teacher of art.

art moderne British & World English

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

art museum British & World English

A museum devoted to the exhibition of works of art.

art object British & World English

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

art square British & World English

A patterned square of carpet woven in a single piece.

digital art British & World English

Art created or modified using a computer or other digital medium.

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