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n. pl. oeu·vres (œ′vrə)
1. A work of art.
2. The sum of the lifework of an artist, writer, or composer.

[French œuvre, from Old French uevre, work, from Latin opera, from pl. of opus, work; see opus.]


1. a work of art, literature, music, etc
2. the total output of a writer, painter, etc
[ultimately from Latin opera, plural of opus work]


(Fr. ˈœ vrə)

n., pl. oeu•vres (Fr. ˈœ vrə)
1. the works of a writer, painter, or the like, taken as a whole.
2. any one of such works.
[1870–75; < French: work, Old French < Latin opera; compare operate]


A French word meaning work, used to mean a work of art or all of the works created by a particular artist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oeuvre - the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it); "he studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre"; "Picasso's work can be divided into periods"
end product, output - final product; the things produced
writing - (usually plural) the collected work of an author; "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"


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On the back were visible in large letters Oeuvres de Bon-Bon.
Ell consacrAaAaAeA@e aux oeuvres d'art de grandes signatures marocaines, ent autres Chaibia Tallal, Ahmed Louardiri, Farid Belkahia, Jilali Gharbaoui, Malika Agueznay, Bachir Demnati, Hassan El Glaoui, Mohamed ChebAaAaAeAca bien d'autres…
Il y introduit des changements substantiels qui vont de la complexite technique a l'augmentation du cout de production des commandes, aux nouveautes dans la diffusion, la conservation et l'entretien des oeuvres.
D'une facon temporaire, des lors que "cet espace accole au musee fait l'objet de la part de l'INP d'un projet avance de parc lapidaire oo seront exposees des oeuvres du Musee du Bardo susceptibles d'etre placees a l'air libre".
Deux nouvelles oeuvres, [beaucoup moins que]Qalb min waraq[beaucoup plus grand que] (coeur en papier) et [beaucoup moins que]El Hattab[beaucoup plus grand que] (le bucheron) se trouvent actuellement en chantier au Theatre regional de Batna, a indique, dimanche dernier, la directrice de cet etablissement, M'barka Tighaza.
La premiere, poursuit-il, etait en 2011 et s'intitulait "Le jus de la peine", avec 36 oeuvres.
Nous retrouvons dans Ozias Leduc, pour un ultime chef-d'oeuvre, une biographie de l'artiste qui comprend un rapide survol de quelques-unes de ses oeuvres profanes et religieuses dont, entre autres, sa decoration de l'eglise de Saint-Hilaire qui fait office de point de repere dans son cheminement artistique.
Des oeuvres marquantes ont ete publiees ainsi que de nombreux travaux, recherches et etudes qui ont profondement transforme la connaissance de la litterature quebecoise.
Pierre Retat, in his introduction to this volume, sets out the various changes in editions of the Oeuvres diverses of Montesquieu since the first collection of his Oeuvres completes by Lefevre in 1816.
En juin 1826, dans la "Preface generale" de ses OEuvres completes, il revele l'existence de ses Memoires, et propose de considerer ses autres oeuvres "comme les preuves et les pieces justificatives" de ses Memoires.
Most pictures by early modern women were painted for private collectors, and many privately owned works have disappeared, resulting in extant oeuvres that are either greatly diminished, as with Artemisia's, or entirely unknown today.
Keenly aware of the dilemma facing Jewish artists who failed to assimilate to dominant culture and aesthetics, Segall in effect overcompensated; where we see sometimes dramatic evolutions in the oeuvres of many of his contemporaries, we see in Segall's almost a cacophony of styles, abrupt shifts that seem to come more from his surroundings than from his own developments.