decorative arts


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decorative art

n.
1. Art produced or intended primarily for utility, including jewelry, furniture, and other crafts.
2. often decorative arts Any of the art forms, such as pottery, weaving, or jewelry making, used to create such art.

decorative arts

- Any of the arts that create entities that are both useful and beautiful.
See also related terms for useful.
References in classic literature ?
This style of painting infested the decorative art of the day, especially above door-frames, where the artist displayed his eternal Seasons, and made you, in most houses in the centre of France, abhor the odious Cupids, endlessly employed in skating, gleaning, twirling, or garlanding one another with flowers.
Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts focuses on the visual arts in Georgia, the regional and national contexts in which the decorative arts have grown across the state, and international influences on visual and decorative arts in Georgia.
Treaty of Kanagawa" was signed in 1854, when wealthy art lovers could begin to travel to Japan and have direct access to the traditional culture and decorative arts of the long-isolated country.
An exhibition of fine and decorative arts of Turkmenistan opened in Beijing's Museum of Chinese Women and Children in the framework of the Days of Turkmen Culture.
Provision of extension building permit construction of the central depository of Decorative Arts in Prague -~s original building permit was completed in April 2013.
DOHA MINISTER of Culture, Arts and Heritage HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al Kuwari inaugurated the National Exhibition of Folk Decorative Arts at Katara on Friday.
Christie Jackson, curator of decorative arts, said she's had to prep the interpretive staff who would likely be asked about the spellings.
The Mademoiselle Armoire (wardrobe) from Koket, has been designed with a profound admiration and influence of the French decorative arts.
Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851-1939 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh addressed an important part of the history of the orientation of ceramics toward exhibition.
Recognized for its classic Southern charm and rich history, Columbus knows how to celebrate the world of decorative arts and antiques in grand fashion.
16 -- The 2011 Symposium on Decorative Arts of Sri Lanka, themed "The Interconnected World of Eurasia" is to be held on the 24, 25 and 26 August 2011 in Colombo.
Hay (Institute of Fine Arts, New York) points out that objects that signify 'China' in the West were a product of the period of circa 1570-1840, when China became the dominant force in the global export trade and decorative arts became part of the Western visual environment.