artwork

noun
art·work | \ˈärt-ˌwərk \

Definition of artwork 

1a : an artistic production an 8-foot metal artwork

b : artistic work artwork being sold on the sidewalk

2a : art sense 6

b : 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.
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Thus past, present and future converge to create an artwork whose meaning is immediately accessible but whose spatial and semantic depth successfully merge to produce one of the greatest works of art ever created. —Mr. Robert E. Gordon, WSJ, "A Multi-Layered Drama," 13 July 2018 Michelangelo's iconic artwork isn't the only historical reference in the video. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande's "God Is a Woman" Music Video Is Full of Vagina References," 13 July 2018 The juried traveling exhibition of landscapes, portraiture, still life and abstract imagery features top artworks selected from thousands of entries across the world. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Lions Club member receives fellowship award ...community news," 14 July 2018 Beyond the varied play and lush artwork, Crash also has a number of idle animations added for the remake. Harold Goldberg, chicagotribune.com, "Classic games, lovingly reimagined in 'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy'," 13 July 2018 Sometimes loud, sometimes quiet, these eloquent artworks speak poignantly of our shared – and often precarious voyage through landscapes, history and life. George Fishman, miamiherald, "Monarchs ‘Brown and Native’ butterfly exhibit a response to contemporary events," 13 July 2018 The Art & About series takes place 5-9 p.m. Friday and will feature Soul Studio artwork available for purchase. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Artist with special needs brightens up Berkley with chalk drawings," 12 July 2018 Crocker spokeswoman Christine Calvin said the gallery would likely be large enough to draw visitors on its own and would likely house ceramics and other artwork that tends to not be environmentally sensitive. Ryan Lillis, sacbee, "Crocker Art Museum is expanding with this $40 million plan," 12 July 2018 Hereditary maps the disturbance caused by the improperly focused mother on to Annie’s artwork. Katherine Fusco, The Atlantic, "Hereditary and the Monstrousness of Creative Moms," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of artwork

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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artwork

noun

English Language Learners Definition of artwork

: 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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