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.
The day began with a slow tram ride up to architect Richard Meier's masterpiece, home to a diverse collection of paintings, drawings, antiquities, photographs and awe-inspiring decorative arts.
Getty's museum-quality reproductions reflect an obvious lifetime of access to the great collections of decorative arts the world over, with her own personal collection of antiques as the inspiration for Ann Getty House.
Eventually, much to Meier's chagrin, Walsh brought in another architect, Thierry Despont, to ``salonize'' the decorative arts galleries by coating them with color-coded fabric.
Host Peter Loughery, Director, 20th Century Decorative Arts, Butterfields, Los Angeles
Mitterrand's grand project, announced in 1981, is to be completed in 1999 with such elements as an additional entrance to the Louvre, renovation of rooms housing Italian and Spanish paintings as well as the Museum of Decorative Arts, and the construction of a small footbridge across the Seine.
18 /PRNewswire/ -- David Rago, the respected expert and auctioneer of 20th century decorative arts, debuts the first curated online auction site for unique art pottery, furnishings, metal work, textiles, prints and photography from the 20th century.
The Frick Art Museum at the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh, contains collection of fine and decorative arts assembled by Helen Clay Frick, daughter of Henry Clay Frick.
From 1991 to 1992, she taught a class on the history of decorative arts at Oxnard College.
Thirty-seven galleries and showrooms of fine and decorative arts, antiques and furniture will be open in the city's oldest neighborhood (bounded by 5th and Front and Vine and Walnut streets).
Greenberg added that the exhibit is not solely about religion, but rather a collection of fine and decorative arts that explores the papacy and its influence on world history.
of Leicester) presents a two-volume reference work for general readers, collectors, curators, and scholars featuring some 3,000 articles covering all aspects of decorative arts from cultures around the world.