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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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In 1913, he dispelled what he termed 'retinal art', including his own, in favour of the 'readymade' (his word) : a kind of poetic realism where the objet d'art is created by the 'institution' of art, using framing and context.
Summary: An objet d'art as mysterious as time itself, the classique Tourbillon QP 3797BR from Breguet effects an intuitive display of the indications without compromising on the timepiece's inherent charm.
Y3 WC Soccer Ball, $210 This loather-bound ball is as suited for the grassy pitch as'a place on your mantle as an objet d'art. Either way, it's equally chic.
The Horn of Plenty -- Glory is a splendid objet d'art made with over 4,800 pieces of natural gemstones.
In particular "Alis Grave Nil" stands out (Nothing is heavy to those who have wings), an objet d'art made of white marble inspired by flight and expressly designed in honour of the collaboration with "Volarearte."
French people love to have a comfortable life, but they do not like to show off when it comes to money; it is as if having money, or a nice property or beautiful car, objet d'art or expensive jewelry is shameful, while France is the country of innovation when it comes to building plush homes or creating fancy jewelry.
When a hurricane inundates New York City, Zuckor embarks on a post-apocalyptic adventure in an objet d'art canoe bought at a gallery for 29 grand.
Now, with deluxe packaging, music is traded precisely and only as objet d'art, a reactionary response to the ubiquity of the immaterial and "free" MP3.
Prehistoric objet d'art, perfect for the corner office.
Whether it's a single treasured objet d'art, a family of framed photographs or an ever-growing pile of bone china plates, you'll find new and exciting ways to present them, so that style and form can rise from chaos and clutter.
Meanwhile, the Aircraft vase, a contemporary while ceramic vessel, looks more like an objet d'art than the typical home fragrance container.