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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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Find a work of art that provokes you to think about an event or circumstance in a new way.
Although these logos are designed specifically to represent a company's identity, making them different from a work of art, it is also clear that some companies believe that art can also be used to represent a company's identity.
Criminals seems to have no difficulty understanding the importance and durability of the 'aura' of a work of art, especially if we accept the explanation that such works are stolen to earn kudos in the underworld.
But Work Of Art company secretary Alfred Homburger said: "The business never took off.
though what it is for an artifact to be a work of art is for it to satisfy
The appraisal must be prepared, signed and dated by a qualified appraiser who performs appraisals on a regular basis, is not a party to the transaction, is not the beneficiary or donee of the work of art and is not related (by employment, marriage or otherwise) to anyone involved in the transaction.
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 Artists' Quick Draw will feature 13 renowned western artists who will create a work of art while guests enjoy hors de oeuvres and observe the artists at work.
8 If you want, when you're finished, you can glue your work of art to a larger piece of black construction paper, creating a dramatic frame.
Using works of art by such artists as Piet Mondrian, Jan Steen, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky and others, Gillian Wolfe calls our attention to the differing points of focus possible in viewing a work of art.
Solicited from various experts in the field, the entries for each work of art are written in a clear, scholarly, yet readable style, each with pertinent bibliography for further study.
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.
It is the problem of knowing that they have understood enough of the relevant culture to describe tribal artefacts, correctly and unequivocally, as `works of art'--that is, as `works of art' in the only sense of this expression that we understand: the very same sense in which a medieval icon, Michelangelo's David, or Duchamp's Fountain is a work of art.