fine art

Definitions of fine art
  1. noun
    the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    synonyms: art
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    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
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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
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    creation
    an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
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