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Category: works of art

Refers to works of the fine or decorative arts when their aesthetic or conceptual nature is emphasized; when emphasis is on the works as objects, as in conservation or inventorying, use "art objects." A work of art may exist as one part of a larger object, e.g., a mural painting or a painting on a piece of furniture. When referring to the study or practice of the fine arts or the fine and decorative arts together, use "art."

Used for art works, art, works of, artworks, works
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