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General words for works of art and pictures

art

noun

paintings, drawings, and sculptures that are created to be beautiful or to express ideas

art

noun

something that people feel has value because it is beautiful or expresses ideas

artwork

noun

paintings, sculptures etc

assemblage

noun

a work of art made up of different objects put together

back catalogue

noun

all the books, films, or records a company or artist has produced in the past

background

noun

the part of a picture or pattern that is behind the main people or things in it. The main person or thing is in the foreground

canon

noun

all the writing, music etc that is generally accepted as the work of one writer, musician etc

canon

noun

a list of writers, musicians etc whose work is generally accepted or studied

composition

noun

something such as a piece of music, a piece of writing, or a painting

creation

noun

something that has been created, especially using skill or imagination

fine art

noun

objects such as paintings and sculptures that are created to be looked at because they are beautiful or interesting. Fine art is different to crafts or art that has a practical use.

foreground

noun

the front part of a scene or picture. The part at the back is called the background

image

noun

the picture that you see on a computer or television screen, or in a cinema

image

noun

a photograph, painting, or other work of art that represents a person or thing

imagery

noun

pictures, photographs, or objects that represent an idea

imagery

noun

a set of images

magnum opus

noun

the greatest piece of work that an artist, a musician, or a writer has produced

masterpiece

noun

an excellent painting, book, piece of music etc, or the best work of art that a particular artist, writer, musician etc has ever produced

masterwork

noun

the best piece of work that a particular artist, writer, musician etc has ever produced

objet d’art

noun

an object that is mostly for decoration but is also considered a work of art

oeuvre

noun

all the books, films, paintings etc that a particular person has produced

op.

abbreviation

opus

opus

noun

an important piece of work by a writer, artist etc

period piece

noun

an object or work of art that is typical of the style of an earlier time, especially one that seems old-fashioned

picture

noun

a drawing, painting, or photograph

picture

noun

an image on a television, video, or computer screen

piece

noun

a written, musical, or artistic work that someone has produced

pix

noun

pictures

work

noun

something produced by a writer, painter, musician, or other artist

work of art

noun

something such as a painting or sculpture that is of very high quality

writings

noun

all the books etc that someone has written

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