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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Other shops carry sportswear, objets d'art and fine-art photography.
The limited edition collection consists of four pens representing the Four Elements -- Earth, Air, Water and Fire -- true objets d'art.
Side lit and glimmering, the billiard balls in the opening sequences of Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien's new film, Three Times, look more like objets d'art, so aestheticized is the atmosphere in which they exist--a hushed, radiant world of robin's-egg shantung, green baize, and crisp muslin.
Pictures are carefully and artfully grouped with sconces, wall brackets, and objets d'art.
While some people may see this as bad taste, others are simply attracted to the playful objets d'art, colourful mass-produced souvenirs and vivid-themed decor.
Among the companies exhibiting in the gallery are Blarney Glass, a new subsidiary of Blarney Stone Enterprises that features handmade collectibles and objets d'art glass; Donegal Parian China; Galway Irish Crystal (new in Atlanta are Liffey and Lagan full-crystal pillar candlesticks; Raindrops, Claddagh and Celtic vases, bowls and votives; and Religious and Hurricane candlesticks and hurricane lamps); and Newbridge Silverware.
Since it began in the 1920s, the museum's inventory boasts more than 5,500 items, including objets d'art from Indonesia and South America.
Artistic photos, conceptual installations and objets d'art, scattered around the building, are products of the creativity of the people, who come to the centre's weekly workshops and cultural events, led by professional artists.
Louvre: Painting, Sculpture, Objets d'Art, and Antiquities.
Many of the items were acquired from or in China during very troubled times when many objets d'art sacre's found their way into private hands.
In her house, mixed among valuable objets d'art and fanciful folk paintings, sculptures, and ceramics made by the Jews of Israel, Russia, Ethiopia, and America, are sentimental drawings and paintings from Prague and Israel.
When one contemplates the coffee table books and objets d'art that adorn many a modern living room, one wonders, too, how far modern families have actually departed from Victorian practices of conveying a cultivated social facade.