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  • n. Plural form of work of art.


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  • Maybe there was an underground market for name plaques from works of art — for those who couldn't afford actual stolen artworks and thus settled for the plaques.

    Drop Shot

  • Time-related words are also woven into works of art that express our complicated relationship with time or seek to inculcate the audience with socially sanctioned attitudes toward time.

    The Time Paradox

  • * The project of pillaging Italy of its most valuable works of art was suggested by the philosophic Abbe Gregoire, a constitutional

    A Residence in France During the Years 1792 1793 1794 and 1795

  • But the most interesting use of ekphrasis is in the enormous number of actual or imaginary works of art portrayed by creative writers.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The battle at Mount Amanus had yielded two thousand silver talents and some nice works of art to decorate the floats in his parade.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • For instance, he had to remove four other works of art that already adorned the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel—including two lunettes that he himself had painted previously.


  • It was a storage mechanism, not a fighting or a ceremonial one and it meant no tsuba had been affixed, for the tsuba, the handguard that kept the fingers off the sharpness of the blade and caught opposing blades as they slid down toward the hands, was a fighting accouterment or—many were extraordinary works of art in their own right—an esthetic device.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • For most visitors, the crypt is a sight to be seen, not a site for serious contemplation, and tourists shuffle through it each year paying less homage to the dead before them than they do to works of art in the nearby Vatican museum.

    The Time Paradox

  • Agnes called their dinner a “Patchwork Potluck” and said the meal befit quilters, whose frugality inspired them to find creative uses for leftover turkey, stuffing, and vegetables just as they created beautiful and useful works of art from scraps of fabric.

    The Aloha Quilt

  • And he was a man, as Dugald Stewart informs us, with a carefully-cultivated taste for the fine arts, who was considered by his contemporaries an excellent judge of a picture or a sculpture, though in Stewart's opinion he appeared interested in works of art less as instruments of direct enjoyment than as materials for speculative discussions about the principles of human nature involved in their production.

    Life of Adam Smith


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