art

noun
1 paintings, drawings, etc.
ADJECTIVE
great, high
commercial, fine
abstract, conceptual, figurative, representational, visual
ancient, classical, medieval, modern, modernist, postmodern
animation, digital, graphic, installation, performance, pop
cinematic, video
erotic, sacred
avant-garde, contemporary, cutting-edge
20th-century, etc.
original
folk, traditional
public
African, Japanese, Western, etc.
comic, cover

He created cover art and illustrations for the magazine.

clip (computing)
VERB + ART
create, produce
display, exhibit, feature, showcase

The museum normally showcases Western art.

buy, purchase
collect
view
appreciate
ART + NOUN
gallery, museum
exhibit (AmE), exhibition, show
collection

The castle houses one of the finest art collections in Britain.

buyer, collector, consultant, critic, curator, dealer, director, historian, professional, publisher

He was a noted art collector.

aficionado, connoisseur, enthusiast, expert, lover
object, treasure, work (usually artwork)
book, magazine, print
academy, college, school
studio
form

Cinema gradually became accepted as an art form.

style

His art style was less radical than his contemporaries.

movement

the Impressionist art movement

history
market
auction, fair
community, scene, world

the New York art scene

Many people from the art world attended the funeral.

therapy
PHRASES
life imitates art

Will real life ever imitate art the way Hollywood wishes it would?

2 (the) arts art, music, drama, literature, etc.
ADJECTIVE
creative, culinary, decorative, dramatic, performing, plastic, visual
applied
martial
ARTS + NOUN
administrator, patron
PHRASES
arts and crafts

an exhibition of Peruvian arts and crafts

funding for the arts, sponsorship of the arts
a patron of the arts
3 arts not sciences
ADJECTIVE
liberal (esp. AmE)
ARTS + NOUN
subject (esp. BrE)
degree

an arts degree (BrE)

a liberal arts degree (AmE)

PHRASES
arts and sciences
4 ability/skill
ADJECTIVE
lost

Social interaction is increasingly becoming a lost art.

VERB + ART
master, perfect

I've never mastered the art of making bread.

PREPOSITION
art of

Television has ruined the art of conversation.

PHRASES
have sth down to a fine art (= know how to do it very well) (esp. BrE)

She has the business of buying presents down to a fine art.

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NOTE: Works of art
a piece/work of art

Picasso's Guernica is a magnificent work of art.

collect … 

She collects photographic portraits.

display … , exhibit … , show … 

The works will be displayed in the new museum.

 … is (put) on display/exhibition/show,  … goes on display/exhibition/show

paintings put on show for the first time

The photographs are on exhibition until the end of September.

house … 

A new wing was built to house the sculptures.

a series of … 

a series of paintings by Van Gogh

a collection of … , an exhibition of … , an exhibit of …  (AmE)

an exhibition of 20th-century French masterpieces

an art/photographic/photography exhibition, an art/photographic/photography exhibit (AmE)

The open art exhibition will allow new artists to exhibit their work.

by … 

a kinetic sculpture by Alexander Calder


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