work of art

noun phrase

: a product of one of the fine arts
especially : a painting or sculpture of high artistic quality
: something giving high aesthetic satisfaction to the viewer or listener

Examples of work of art in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now the singer’s mugshot has been been transformed into a work of art by artist Godfrey Lohman. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 4 July 2024 Among the hundreds of caves hidden in the limestone karsts of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, a work of art faded into a rock wall could be of global importance. Frances Vinall, Washington Post, 3 July 2024 Justin Timberlake’s mugshot is now a work of art in the same town in which he was arrested last month. Njera Perkins, Peoplemag, 3 July 2024 But that’s a multifaceted fact that requires something more powerful to experience from a work of art than dry didacticism. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for work of art 

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Word History

First Known Use

1585, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of work of art was in 1585

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“Work of art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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