work of art

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work of art

1. a piece of fine art, such as a painting or sculpture
2. something that may be likened to a piece of fine art, esp in beauty, intricacy, etc.
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Meanwhile, the Aircraft vase, a contemporary while ceramic vessel, looks more like an objet d'art than the typical home fragrance container.
While a book, or an objet d'art draws little attention, personal jewellery always will.
I broadened my scope to include earthen materials, because I think that if ceramics is to expand its field it is important to the discourse to include the Earth and our processing of raw resources beyond the social significance of a select but devoted community, by acknowledging the challenges we face in the effort to control our environment beyond any isolated objet d'art.
HP intends the Envy 110 e-All-in-One to sit in a living room or private office as an objet d'art, seeing only occasional use and producing nice output upon request.
BonSol's original building, with its magnificent main dining room, is packed with paintings and objet d'art, deep leather armchairs, suits of armour and, rather incongruously, the internet link for guests to use.
s small Allen Street storefront: The carpet of thousands of maple seedpods that constituted Distribution spread convincingly out from a corner at the entrance like a doleful harbinger of autumnal decline, while, nearby, Free information, a sodden book cast in flat pink resin (modeled on one found on the street by the artist), was set altogether too squarely in the middle of the floor, subtly but significantly tilting its feel away from poignant objet trouve to self-conscious objet d'art.
The Chatwal offers the glamour of yesterday and today, with interiors from Despont inspired by the famous Malletier (travel trunk makers) of the period, celebrating travel pieces as finely crafted objet d'art.
For almost 20 years the couple considered it to be the finest car in their collection of Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars - which includes a left-hand Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II that had been altered into an Objet d'Art and painted all over by a French artist - and was only driven sparingly on special occasions.
The predictor is the showpiece of the new Betting Site - a bit of an algorithmical objet d'art that might put you in mind of the amusement arcade at Brighton pier.
Next door to the Taitu Hotel is Mr Solomon's gallery and shop (he actually paints in the back room) and close to the Addis Sheraton is the St George Gallery with what is undoubtedly the finest collection of Ethiopian contemporary paintings as well as handwoven materials, modern and restored furniture and objet d'art
She had taken a medieval objet d'art and translated it into a contemporary objet d'art and along the way I had become the voyeur watching her disassemble and assemble language and falling into the process of translation --a brilliant stratagem to make one appreciate and understand the nature of language while at the same time dethroning English as the pre-eminent one.