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a fine art
a visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetic and intellectual purposes and judged for its beauty and meaningfulness, specifically, painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolour, graphics, and architecture
Arts and crafts
the activity of making beautiful and useful objects.
Visual arts
creations that we can look at. For instance, painting, sculpture, architecture, film
Plastic arts
every type of art we can touch. Sculpture would be a good example.
Performing arts
a very wide term meaning anything from cinema, theatre, or any other form of visual art to modern computer presentations. The key characteristic is that it’s performed: a modern dance piece, a concert, a play, an opera, a film, a ballet
watercolour
a pigment used with water to create paintings. Secondly a watercolour is a painting created with watercolours.
sketch
a quick informal drawing to capture the essentials of an object.
a portrait
it is a portrayal of a person showing the person’s face (could be a drawing, a photograph, or a sculpture).
a landscape
a work of art that features a scene of land or countryside (in other words nature)
oil painting
is a technique of painting with oil paints. The second meaning is a picture painted with oil paints.
figurative art
any type of art that accurately represents an image from the real world.
still-life painting
a painting featuring anything that does not move.
contemporary art
artworks made after 1970 by still living artists.
Realism
an artistic movement attempting to portray the lives of ordinary people and their environments
Abstract art
a genre of art which does NOT depict a person, place, or thing in the natural world. Objects are often simplified or distorted.
impressionism
a style in which the artist captures the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it.
Harmony
a pleasing combination or arrangement of things.
composition
the organization of the elements of design in an art work done according to principles of design.
principles of design
ways in which artists organize the visual elements of art. Traditionally they include: balance, emphasis, contrast, unity, movement, and rhythm
Unity
one of the principles of design. the coherence of an artwork. it allows us to feel that all parts of the piece work together.
Creativity
using imagination rather than imitating something.
the focal point
the centre of interest or activity in a work of art.
a pattern
a principle of art which means the repetition of elements;
Motif
a repeated pattern, often creating a sense of rhythm;
A culture vulture
someone who is very interested in art and culture;
art gallery
exhibits, place where pieces of art are displayed;
curator
a person who is in charge of the things in a art gallery, museum, etc.
an artefact
a simple object (such as a tool or weapon) that was made by people in the past;
heritage
the traditions, achievements, beliefs, etc., that are part of the history of a group or nation;
a masterpiece
a person’s greatest peace of work;
a philistine
a person who is guided by materialism and is usually disdainful of intellectual or artistic values;
a visual metaphor
a visual pattern or object.
a pirouette
a whirling about on one foot or on the points of the toes, as in ballet dancing.
scenery
hangings, draperies, structures, etc., used on a stage to represent a locale or furnish decorative background.
a cast
a group of performers to whom parts are assigned; players
a script
a written text of a play, film, or broadcast
a playwright
a person who writes the script
eloquence
fluent or persuasive speaking or writing
inanimate
not alive
a visual feast
something very pleasant for the eyes
a subsidy
a grant, a sum of money granted by the state or a public body to help an industry or business keep the price of a commodity or service low
a novelist
a writer
a rave review
an article in a newspaper or magazine that is very enthusiastic about a particular film/movie, book, etc.
a rom-com plot
a romantic comedy plot
a predictable movie
a movie in which the action is made in an expected manner
a genre
a particular type of art, writing, music etc, which has certain features that all examples of this type share
concert
It was after a ... I went to that inspired me because the pianist was so talented.
live performance
I love ..., though ussualy I`m more into gigs
gigs
I love life performances, though ussualy I`m more into ...
thoughtful lyrics
What I like about them is their ... and catchy tunes.
catchy tunes
What I like about them is their thoughtfull lyrics and ...
top of the chart
They always reach the ... but I think it`s more down to marketing than talent.
page-turner
The novel I`m reading at the moment is a real ..., I just can`t put it down.
to set in
It`s ... Renaissance, Italy and is about young women who are forced to become nuns because they`ve brought shame on their families for various reasons.
is about
It`s set in Renaissance, Italy and ... young women who are forced to become nuns because they`ve brought shame on their families for various reasons.
opening chapters
In the ... for example a character falls in love with her music teacher and the family don`t approve.
a character
In the opening chapters for example ... falls in love with her music teacher and the family don`t approve.
exhibition
I`m sory to say the student art ... was rather dull.
after all the hype
I had expected it to be really thought-provoking ... but none of the art was very original.
original
I had expected it to be really thought-provoking after all the hype but none of the art was very ....
representational art
Most of the painters seemed to think they needed to be strictly abstract, but I prefer ...
a work of art
a painting, sculpture, poem, piece of music, or other product of the creative arts, especially one with strong imaginative or aesthetic appeal.
thought-provoking
I had expected it to be really ... after all the hype but none of the art was very original
well-acted
[theatre] performed in a skilful manner.
a review
a critical appraisal of a book, play, film, etc. published in a newspaper or magazine.
a block buster
[informal] a thing of great power or size, in particular a film, book, or other product that is a great commercial success.
a director
a person who supervises the actors and other staff in a film, play, or similar production.
a producer
a person responsible for the financial and managerial aspects of the making of a film or broadcast or for staging a play, opera, etc.
drama
The literary genre of works intended for the theatre
to break a leg
is an idiom in theatre used to wish a performer "good luck" in an ironic way. Well-wishers typically say "Break a leg" to actors and musicians before they go on stage to perform. The origin of the phrase remains obscure.
to play
to act
a playback
a reproduction of previously recorded sounds or moving images.
a bestseler
a book or other product that sells in very large numbers.
novel
fiction
literature in the form of prose, especially novels, that describes imaginary events and people. synonyms: novels, stories, creative writing, imaginative writing, works of the imagination, prose literature, narration, story telling
a fairy tale
something resembling a fairy story in being magical, idealized, or extremely happy. 2.a fabricated story, especially one intended to deceive.
a short story
[noun] a story with a fully developed theme but significantly shorter and less elaborate than a novel.
a renowned author
a well-known author