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Definition 1: the creation of beautiful or significant things - [noun denoting act]

Samples where art or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • art does not need to be innovative to be good
  • I was never any good at art
  • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

Synonyms for art in the sense of this definition

(art is a kind of ...) the human act of creating

(... is a kind of art ) making decorative shapes by trimming shrubs or trees

(... is a kind of art ) creating figures or designs in three dimensions

(... is a kind of art ) artistic design and manufacture of prints as woodcuts or silkscreens

(... is a kind of art ) the art of making perfumes

(... is a kind of art ) creating a picture with paints

"he studied painting and sculpture for many years"

(... is a kind of art ) the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing objects (e.g., flowers or birds)

(... is a kind of art ) the art and practice of choosing and preparing and eating good food

(... is a kind of art ) carving or engraving (especially on stones)

(... is a kind of art ) the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams

"he learned drawing from his father"

(... is a kind of art ) the art of decorating a surface with shapes or pictures and then coating it with varnish or lacquer

(... is a kind of art ) the art of transfering designs from specially prepared paper to a wood or glass or metal surface

(... is a kind of art ) the art of making and decorating pottery

(... is a kind of art ) the arts of decorative design and handicraft

"they sponsored arts and crafts in order to encourage craftsmanship in an age of mass production"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) represent the effect of shade or shadow on

(art is the domain which ... is member of) make by small short touches that together produce an even or softly graded shadow, as in paint or ink

(art is the domain which ... is member of) paint with watercolors

(art is the domain which ... is member of) paint with red lead or vermilion

(art is the domain which ... is member of) form in clay, wax, etc

"model a head with clay"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) draw cartoons of

(art is the domain which ... is member of) draw, trace, or represent with charcoal

(art is the domain which ... is member of) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

"She drew an elephant" "Draw me a horse"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture

"The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) make a portrait of

"Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) represent according to a conventional style

"a stylized female head"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) depict with an illustration

(art is the domain which ... is member of) make a sketch of

"sketch the building"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) make by lithography

(art is the domain which ... is member of) print by silkscreen

(art is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature

(art is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to a popularization of art deco that used bright colors and rectangular shapes

(art is the domain which ... is member of) emotionally purging (of e.g. art)

(art is the domain which ... is member of) (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)

(art is the domain which ... is member of) sell (art works) from a collection, especially in order to raise money for the purchase of other art works

"The museum deaccessioned several important works of this painter"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) assume a posture as for artistic purposes

"We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) etch in aquatint

(art is the domain which ... is member of) make an etching of

"He etched her image into the surface"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) engrave by means of dots and flicks

(art is the domain which ... is member of) carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block

"engrave a letter"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) mark or print with a stencil

(art is the domain which ... is member of) concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)

"highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) show in, or as in, a picture

"This scene depicts country life" "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) create an image or likeness of

"The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)

(art is the domain which ... is member of) one who determines authenticity (as of works of art) or who guarantees validity

(art is the domain which ... is member of) a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display

(art is the domain which ... is member of) an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole

(art is the domain which ... is member of) a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

"all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) a medium that disseminates moving pictures

"theater pieces transferred to celluloid" "this story would be good cinema" "film coverage of sporting events"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)

"traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts)

"he introduced a wide vocabulary of techniques"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) a winged sandal (as worn by Hermes in Graeco-Roman art)

(art is the domain which ... is member of) (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting

(art is the domain which ... is member of) the products of human creativity; works of art collectively

"an art exhibition" "a collection of fine art"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)

"there is a tension created between narrative time and movie time" "there is a tension between these approaches to understanding history"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)

"economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) a period of dullness or boredom (especially in a work of literature or performing art)

(art is the domain which ... is member of) place a heraldic bearing on

"charge all weapons, shields, and banners"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) paint again

"He repainted the same scenery many times during his life"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) make a painting

"he painted all day in the garden" "He painted a painting of the garden"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) make a painting of

"He painted his mistress many times"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material

"sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) decorate with heraldic arms

(art is the domain which ... is member of) decorate (manuscripts) with letters painted red

"In this beautiful book, all the place names are rubricated"

(art is the domain which ... is member of) add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)

(art is the domain which ... is member of) paint with distemper

(art is the domain which ... is member of) paint onto wet plaster on a wall

(art is the domain which ... is member of) apply colors with one's fingers

(art is the domain which ... is member of) any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America

Definition 2: the products of human creativity; works of art collectively - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where art or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an art exhibition
  • a collection of fine art

Synonyms for art in the sense of this definition

(art is a kind of ...) an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

(... is a kind of art ) an artistic form of nonverbal communication

(... is a kind of art ) art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)

(... is a kind of art ) art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together)

(... is a kind of art ) the arts of shaping or modeling; carving and sculpture

(... is a kind of art ) art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass

(... is a kind of art ) excessively garish or sentimental art; usually considered in bad taste

(... is a kind of art ) art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants

(... is a kind of art ) the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking

(... is a kind of art ) a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique

(... is a kind of art ) art highly prized for its beauty or perfection

(... is a kind of art ) a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on two panels (usually hinged like a book)

(... is a kind of art ) art produced by decorating a surface with cutouts and then coating it with several layers of varnish or lacquer

(... is a kind of art ) art that is produced with the help of computer hardware and software

(... is a kind of art ) art used for commercial purposes (as in advertising)

(... is a kind of art ) a handmade imitation of a blossom

(art belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Definition 3: a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where art or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the art of conversation
  • it's quite an art

Synonyms for art in the sense of this definition

(art is a kind of ...) more than ordinary ability

(... is a kind of art ) the art of projecting your voice so that it seems to come from another source (as from a ventriloquist's dummy)

(... is a kind of art ) the art of making and using telescopes

(... is a kind of art ) the art of mounting the skins of animals so that they have lifelike appearance

(... is a kind of art ) the art of making puppets and presenting puppet shows

(... is a kind of art ) the art of wine making

(... is a kind of art ) artistry in performing music

(... is a kind of art ) the art of a minstrel

(... is a kind of art ) the art of designing and making clocks

(... is a kind of art ) the art of preaching

(... is a kind of art ) the art or science of strengthening defenses

(... is a kind of art ) the art of training falcons to hunt and return

(... is a kind of art ) the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)

(... is a kind of art ) the art of operating aircraft

Definition 4: photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where art or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book

Synonyms for art in the sense of this definition

(art is a kind of ...) communication that relies on vision

(... is a kind of art ) artwork that helps make something clear or attractive

(... is a kind of art ) an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper

"it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"

(... is part of art) a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

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