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work of art

 
1. Lit. a piece of art. She purchased a lovely work of art for her living room.
2. . Fig. a good result of one's efforts. Your report was a real work of art. Very well done.
See also: art, of, work
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The One lost its specific identity as the singular principle productive of all finite things and became the exemplar of the artist whose genius freely imposed form on a work of art (Abrams 58-59).
Find a work of art that provokes you to think about an event or circumstance in a new way.
For the acquisition of any ancient work of art or archaeological material, the revised policy requires:
This work of art must reflect the history and character of this ancient Celtic land of Wales.
The ensuing critical response (conducted entirely in words), is much more widespread and influential than the work of art itself.
And a vital faith is more like an organism or a work of art than it is like a cafeteria tray.
Students will closely observe and describe Warhol's Campbell's Soup Can and an actual Campbell's tomato soup can label, contrast and compare the image and object, explore criteria for determining if an image or object is a work of art, and justify reasons.
The IRS disallowed them, arguing that the viol was a work of art that would only increase in value and therefore was not depreciable.
It is only when the client purchases or commissions a work of art that a charge is incurred.
However, with God the Reveller in 1987, Hawkins introduced a more dynamic strain into his dances: "To be only Apollonian in a work of art," he said that year, "is academic.
Each work of art is displayed with a series of "links," represented on-screen by thumbnail-size icons.
These days, Syberberg asserts, nobody would create a major work of art about a river, the way Richard Wagner or Friedrich Holderlin did.
Now the pendulum has swung so fully away from the philosophical to the social and economic that some scholars labor under the illusion that knowing about the patron of a work of art or about what the patron paid for the work explains everything.
The back-slats on the chairs are a work of art, and the table legs, instead of being four-sided, are five-sided with fluting and blind fretwork.
Neither the furniture as a work of art nor the background as a historical imitation gains from the juxtaposition.