Definition of artwork
1a : an artistic production an 8-foot metal artworkb : artistic work artwork being sold on the sidewalk
2a : art 6b : material (such as a drawing or photograph) prepared for reproduction in printed matter
Examples of artwork in a Sentence
A local painter was selling her artwork on the street.
The walls of the restaurant are decorated in original artwork.
Some of the children's artwork was hanging on the refrigerator.
The museum recently recovered two stolen artworks.
Recent Examples of artwork from the Web
The event featured more than 60 booths of juried artists showcasing a diversity of artwork from around the country, as well as from local artists.
Chris Davis, a pet portrait artist, will show his artwork from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the sanctuary.
In the gallery across the street, a roomful of Sprinkle and Stephens visual artwork and vintage erotica is on display.
At this point in Ai’s career, there is no separation between his artwork and his political activism.
The Riverwalk recently has become a backdrop for other artwork.
For such a long-unsolved case, the investigation is surprisingly active into the disappearance of the artworks, which include paintings, a Chinese vase and a 19th century finial of an eagle.
Inside, the sweeping collections of sculptures and paintings, weapons and armor, musical instruments, costumes, fashion art, and more—over two million artworks, total—are tended by curators and scholars in 17 different departments.
Board members currently must each pay annual dues of $10,000, or donate an artwork, to the museum.
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ARTWORK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of artwork for English Language Learners
: a painting, sculpture, photograph, etc., that is created to be beautiful or to express an important idea or feeling : an artistic work
: drawings, photographs, etc., that are included in books, magazines, and other printed materials
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