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Relating to the work of an artist

aesthetic

noun

the set of principles on which an artist’s work is based

cherub

noun

a type of angel that is represented in art as an attractive, slightly fat small child or baby

commission

verb

to ask someone such as an artist or musician to produce a piece of work in exchange for payment

composition

noun

the skill or process of producing music, writing, or paintings

draughtsmanship

noun

the ability to draw well

effect

noun

an appearance or reaction that is deliberately produced, for example by a writer, artist, or musician

flavour

verb

to give a piece of art, writing etc a particular quality

format

noun

the form that a film, television programme, music recording etc is produced in

homage

noun

a way of showing respect to an artist, writer, musician etc by using their style or ideas in your own work

legend

noun

a short piece of writing on an object such as a coin or a work of art

licence

noun

freedom in art or literature to do things that are not traditional, real, or accurate in order to create impressive effects

license

the American spelling of licence

meaning

noun

the ideas that writers, artists, musicians etc try to express in their work

model

noun

someone whose job is to be drawn or painted by an artist or photographed by a photographer

muse

noun

someone or something that provides the enthusiasm and determination for an artist, poet, musician etc to create something artistic

of

preposition

used for saying who wrote a book or play, produced a work of art etc

prolific

adjective

producing a lot of ideas, instances of something etc

residency

noun

a period of time during which a writer, poet, artist etc is invited to work in a university or other institution

restoration

noun

the process of putting something such as a piece of art or a building back into its original condition so that it looks cleaner and better

sit

verb

to be a model for a painter or a photographer

sitter

noun

someone who sits or stands in a particular position while an artist paints or photographs them

sitting

noun

a period of time when someone sits or stands in a particular position while an artist paints or photographs them

soul

noun

a quality in a piece of art, music, or writing that expresses strong feelings and affects people’s emotions

structure

noun

used about the way that the parts of a work of literature or art are organized

subject

noun

a person or thing that is shown in a photograph, painting, or piece of art

subject matter

noun

the things that are discussed in a speech or a piece of writing, or are shown in a piece of art

treatment

noun

the way in which a subject is dealt with, especially in art or literature

prolifically

adverb

in residence

a writer, poet, artist etc in residence has been invited to work in a university or other institution

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