Works of Art

Works of Art

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will define the concepts of art and work of art.

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This tutorial discusses the importance of works of art, and distinguishes between works of art and artifacts.

Terms to Know
  • Artifact

    An object made by a human being, in particular an object of historical or cultural interest.

  • Masterpiece

    A work of outstanding skill or artistry.

  • Originality

    The idea that a work of art is the result of an artist's unique vision and not of outside influences, such as other works of art.

  • Work of Art

    An object that has been designed for its aesthetic appeal, or an object that has come to be appreciated as a work of art.