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|Noun||1.||artistic creation - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"|
arts and crafts - the arts of decorative design and handicraft; "they sponsored arts and crafts in order to encourage craftsmanship in an age of mass production"
ceramics - the art of making and decorating pottery
decalcomania - the art of transfering designs from specially prepared paper to a wood or glass or metal surface
decoupage - the art of decorating a surface with shapes or pictures and then coating it with vanish or lacquer
draftsmanship, drawing, drafting - the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams; "he learned drawing from his father"
glyptography - carving or engraving (especially on stones)
gastronomy - the art and practice of choosing and preparing and eating good food
origami - the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing objects (e.g., flowers or birds)
painting - creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
perfumery - the art of making perfumes
printmaking - artistic design and manufacture of prints as woodcuts or silkscreens
topiary - making decorative shapes by trimming shrubs or trees
Americana - any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America
art, fine art - the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"
ground - (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
talaria - a winged sandal (as worn by Hermes in Graeco-Roman art)
vocabulary - the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts); "he introduced a wide vocabulary of techniques"
aesthetics, esthetics - (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art); "traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value"
cinema, film, celluloid - a medium that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverage of sporting events"
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
tout ensemble, ensemble - an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole
expo, exposition, exhibition - a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
authenticator, appraiser - one who determines authenticity (as of works of art) or who guarantees validity
idealogue, theoretician, theoriser, theorist, theorizer - someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
tension - a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature); "there is a tension created between narrative time and movie time"; "there is a tension between these approaches to understanding history"
doldrums, stagnation, stagnancy - a state of inactivity (in business or art etc); "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"
longueur - a period of dullness or boredom (especially in a work of literature or performing art)
finger-paint - apply colors with one's fingers
fresco - paint onto wet plaster on a wall
distemper - paint with distemper
illuminate - add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
miniate, rubricate - decorate (manuscripts) with letters painted red; "In this beautiful book, all the place names are rubricated"
sculpt, sculpture - create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material; "sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"
paint - make a painting of; "He painted his mistress many times"
paint - make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden"
repaint - paint again; "He repainted the same scenery many times during his life"
charge - place a heraldic bearing on; "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
interpret, represent - create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
depict, picture, show, render - show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
illustrate - depict with an illustration