fine art

Definitions of fine art
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n the products of human creativity; works of art collectively

Synonyms:
art
Examples:
Colossus of Rhodes
a huge bronze statue of the sun god Helios that was built around 285 BC and that stood beside the harbor entrance on the island of Rhodes for about 50 years before it was toppled by an earthquake
Statue of Liberty
a large monumental statue symbolizing liberty on Liberty Island in New York Bay
Types:
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artificial flower
a handmade imitation of a blossom
commercial art
art used for commercial purposes (as in advertising)
cyberart
art that is produced with the help of computer hardware and software
decoupage
art produced by decorating a surface with cutouts and then coating it with several layers of varnish or lacquer
diptych
a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on two panels (usually hinged like a book)
gem, treasure
art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
genre
a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
graphic art
the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking
grotesque
art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
kitsch
excessively garish or sentimental art; usually considered in bad taste
mosaic
art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
plastic art
the arts of shaping or modeling; carving and sculpture
triptych
art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together)
work of art
art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)
dance
an artistic form of nonverbal communication
abstract art, abstractionism
an abstract genre of art; artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation
chinoiserie
a style in art reflecting Chinese influence; elaborately decorated and intricately patterned
folk art
genre of art of unknown origin that reflects traditional values of a society
genre painting
a genre depicting everyday life
graphics
the drawings and photographs in the layout of a book
landscape, landscape painting
a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery
magic realism
a literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative or meticulously realistic painting are combined with surreal elements of fantasy or dreams
magnum opus
a great work of art or literature
modernism
genre of art and literature that makes a self-conscious break with previous genres
art object, objet d'art, piece
a work of art of some artistic value
naive art, outsider art, primitive art, self-taught art, vernacular art
a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artists
painting, picture
graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
pastiche
a work of art that imitates the style of some previous work
period piece
any work of art whose special value lies in its evocation of a historical period
pointillism
a genre of painting characterized by the application of paint in dots and small strokes; developed by Georges Seurat and his followers in late 19th century France
postmodernism
genre of art and literature and especially architecture in reaction against principles and practices of established modernism
primitivism
a genre characteristic of (or imitative of) primitive artists or children
print
a picture or design printed from an engraving
scene, view
graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept
sculpture
a three-dimensional work of plastic art
synthetism
a genre of French painting characterized by bright flat shapes and symbolic treatments of abstract ideas
warhorse
a work of art (composition or drama) that is part of the standard repertory but has become hackneyed from much repetition
extension
the ability to raise the working leg high in the air
choreography
the representation of dancing by symbols as music is represented by notes
Type of:
creation
an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

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