What does work of art mean?

Definitions for work of art

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. work of art(noun)

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


  1. work of art(Noun)

    A product of the fine arts; a painting, sculpture etc.

  2. work of art(Noun)

    Something of sufficient quality to be compared to such a product


  1. Work of art

    A work of art, artwork, art piece, piece of art or art object is an aesthetic physical item or artistic creation. Apart from "work of art", which may be used of any work regarded as art in its widest sense, including works from literature and music, these terms apply principally to tangible, portable forms of visual art: ⁕An example of fine art, such as a painting or sculpture ⁕An object that has been designed specifically for its aesthetic appeal, such as a piece of jewelry ⁕An object that has been designed for aesthetic appeal as well as functional purpose, as in interior design and much folk art ⁕An object created for principally or entirely functional, religious or other non-aesthetic reasons which has come to be appreciated as art ⁕A non-ephemeral photograph, film or visual computer program, such as a video game or computer animation ⁕A work of installation art or conceptual art. Used more broadly, the term is less commonly applied to: ⁕A fine work of architecture or landscape design ⁕A production of live performance, such as theater, ballet, opera, performance art, musical concert and other performing arts, and other ephemeral, non-tangible creations.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of work of art in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of work of art in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

  2. Olafur Eliasson:

    I hope (this) work of art can actually bridge the gap between the data, the scientists, the politicians and heads of state and how normal people feel.

  3. Pilar Fernandez:

    It's a work of art, it's not mechanized. They make cigars like they did 200 years ago, with the same tools, with their hands. It's totally 19th century.

  4. A Bartlett Giamatti:

    Teachers believe they have a gift for giving it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.

  5. Matthieu Lamoure:

    [It is] both a work of art and the queen of speed, [It] represents the elixir of the exceptional: beauty, rarity, racing success, history, authenticity and provenance.

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