Art consists of paintings, sculpture, and other pictures or objects which are created for people to look at and admire or think deeply about.
imaginative, creative, and nonscientific branches of knowledge considered collectively, esp as studied academically
a degree in an arts subject
relating to the classical decorative style, esp that of the É cole des Beaux-Arts in Paris
→ the black arts
the arts of painting, sculpting, photography, etc, as opposed to music, drama, and literature
arts that are put to practical use
an organization that provides funding for a variety of arts activities
a person studying an arts subject
the art of the writing and production of plays; drama
any of the fine or applied visual arts based on drawing or the use of line, as opposed to colour or relief, on a plane surface, esp illustration and printmaking of all kinds
the subjects taught in elementary and secondary schools for improving oral and written communication
At a university or college, liberal arts refers to subjects such as history or literature rather than science, law, medicine, or business .
any of the forms of self-defense or combat originating in East Asia that utilize physical skill and coordination without weapons, as karate, aikido, judo, or kung fu, often practiced as sport
arts producing works or effects that are three-dimensional, as sculpture or ceramics
activities such as sewing, cooking, etc, that are conducted in the running of a household
a course that teaches students the skills they will need to work in industry
Dance, drama, music, and other forms of entertainment that are usually performed live in front of an audience are referred to as the performing arts .
Master of Arts:
A Master of Arts degree is the same as an → MA degree.
school of arts:
a public building in a small town, originally one used for adult education
the black arts:
magic used for evil purposes by invoking the power of the devil
a style of abstract art chiefly concerned with the exploitation of optical effects such as the illusion of movement
Pop art is a style of modern art which began in the 1960s. It uses bright colours and takes a lot of its techniques and subject matter from everyday, modern life.
Arts and Crafts:
decorative handicraft and design, esp that of the Arts and Crafts movement, in late nineteenth-century Britain, which sought to revive medieval craftsmanship
Associate of Arts:
a degree granted esp. by junior colleges after completion of two years of study
Bachelor of Arts:
A Bachelor of Arts is a first degree in an arts or social science subject . In British English, it can also mean a person with that degree. The abbreviation → BA or B .A. is also used.
mixed martial arts:
Mixed martial arts is a sport in which two people fight by hitting, kicking, and holding each other, both in a standing position and on the ground .
→ black magic
physical adornments such as tattoos and piercings
paintings and engravings on the walls of caves and rock-shelters, esp. naturalistic depictions of animals, produced by Upper Paleolithic peoples of western Europe between about 28,000 and 10,000 years ago
a large collection of simple drawings stored in a computer from which items can be selected for incorporation into documents
the artistic genre consisting of earthworks
Painting and sculpture, in which objects are produced that are beautiful rather than useful, can be referred to as fine art or as the fine arts .
the visual arts, music, drama, dance, or literature originating from, or traditional to, the ordinary people of a country
art comprised of found objects
three-dimensional sculptures made of discarded or secondhand objects
See earth art
→ the noble art
painting or engraving on rock
folk art of the 19th and 20th centuries utilizing recycled found materials, as cedar or mahogany cigar boxes, shaped into containers, lamps, picture frames, or other objects by a technique involving the gluing or nailing together of successive thin layers of wood that are then whittled into intricate geometric designs to produce a protruding multifaceted surface
a genre of art involving the use of video technology to produce videotapes for viewing on a television screen
patron of the arts:
someone who acts as a patron to or supports charities, organizations, and individuals that work in or concern the arts
art produced in a public space without formal permission
Royal Academy of Arts:
→ the Royal Academy of Arts
a type of sentimental, picturesque, or sexually titillating picture used on some calendars
art, esp sculpture, that moves or has moving parts
A martial art is one of the methods of fighting, often without weapons, that come from the Far East, for example kung fu, karate, or judo.
abstract painting or sculpture in which expressiveness and illusion are minimized by the use of simple geometric shapes, flat colour, and arrangements of ordinary objects
art produced by untutored artists working by themselves and for themselves
an art, as sculpture, in which forms are carved or modeled