decorative art

noun

Definition of decorative art

1 : art that is concerned primarily with the creation of useful items (such as furniture, ceramics, or textiles) usually used in plural
2 : objects of decorative art

Examples of decorative art in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jewelry, pottery, paintings, carvings, sculptures, cultural items and other types of decorative art will all be on display and available to purchase from these artists. Chloe Mcgowan, The Indianapolis Star, 23 June 2022 For a bit of antiquing and marveling at decorative art masterpieces, head to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the Philadelphia Show, a weekend-long antiques fair now in its 60th year. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 6 Apr. 2022 The history of this decorative art, which dates to the sixth century, is traced in this exhibit on view through March 6. Los Angeles Times, 4 Feb. 2022 The history of this decorative art, which dates to the sixth century, is traced in this exhibit on view through March 6. Los Angeles Times, 4 Feb. 2022 What was once garbage – bits of glass, such as soda bottles, that have washed up on beaches – has been transformed by nature into sea glass, a precious item that is often transformed once again by humans into jewelry and decorative art. CBS News, 3 Mar. 2022 The history of this decorative art, which dates to the sixth century, is traced in this exhibit on view through March 6. Los Angeles Times, 4 Feb. 2022 The history of this decorative art, which dates to the sixth century, is traced in this exhibit on view through March 6. Los Angeles Times, 4 Feb. 2022 The history of this decorative art, which dates to the sixth century, is traced in this exhibit on view through March 6. Los Angeles Times, 4 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of decorative art

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Jul 2022

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“Decorative art.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decorative%20art. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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