(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. craft, skill; cunning; science, technics; fine arts (See representation). See business.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Skill or creative power]
Syn. skill, craft, technique, artistry, craftsmanship, artisanship, trade, creativity, skillfulness, expertise, faculty, talent, knack, flair, ingenuity, inventiveness, imagination, adroitness, artifice, cunning, craftiness, artfulness, wiliness, finesse, facility, mastery, virtuosity, know-how*.
2. [The study and creation of beauty]
Syn. representation, illustration, delineation, abstraction, imitation, modeling, description, portrayal, pictorialization, design, simulation, performance, personification, drawing, sketching, molding, shaping, painting, symbolization, characterization, creating, creativity, sculpting, carving, fine art.
Styles or schools of art include: realist, naturalist, genre, abstract, representational, functional, organic, modernist, futurist, nonobjective, cubist, surrealist, dadaist, primitivist, impressionist, post-impressionist, expressionist, symbolist, constructivist, dynamic, vitalistic, abstract expressionist, op, pop, art nouveau, pre-Columbian, Pre-Raphaelite, Victorian, Greek, Roman, Japanese, classical, medieval, Renaissance, Restoration, grotesque, Mannerist, rococo, baroque, Romantic, minimalist.
3. [The product of art, sense 2]
Syn. work of art, artwork, creation, masterpiece, magnum opus (Latin), chef d'oeuvre, objet d'art ( both French); see also architecture , dance 1 , literature 1 , music 1 , painting 1 , picture 3 , sculpture 2 , statue .
4. [The study of humanities; plural ]
Syn. liberal arts, humanities, philosophy, music, painting, history, literature, language; see also history 2 , language 2 , literature 1 , music 1 , philosophy 1 , science 1 .
Syn.- art , the word of widest application in this group, denotes in its broadest sense merely the ability to make or do something [ the art of making friends ] , but in a narrower sense implies making or doing that displays creativity and unusual perception; skill implies expertness or Great proficiency in doing something; artifice implies skill used as a means of trickery or deception; craft implies ingenuity in execution, sometimes even suggesting trickery or deception; in another sense, craft is distinguished from art in its application to a lesser skill involving little or no creative thought
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. creativity craft, artistry, craftsmanship, handiwork, workmanship, finesse, knack, flair.
2. cunning slyness, artfulness, artifice, craftiness.
3. works of art painting, sculpture, depiction, abstract, simulation, representation, illustration. ''By means of appearances . . . the illusion of a loftier reality.''—Ralph Waldo Emerson. ''An instant arrested in eternity.''—James Huneker. ''[T]
he shadow of humanity.''— Henry James. ''[A]
sublime excrement.''— George Moore.
schools and styles
absurd: dada
aggressive painting method: action painting
cubed and other geometrically distorted forms: cubism
cursive, flowing lines, swirling motifs style, late nineteenth century: art nouveau
dark realism, early twentieth century: ashcan school
emotion and color, focus on: expressionism
experimental or unorthodox: avant-garde geometrical and curvilinear style of the 1920-1930s: art deco
graphic, optical effects: op art
hallucinatory, dreamlike, subconscious imagery: surrealism idyllic nature scenes, France, nineteenth century: Barbizon School
modern, minimalist style, graffiti, cartoons: new wave
Monet’s vague outline style: impressionism
nonrepresentational: abstract
nonrepresentational style that focuses on emotion and the act of painting itself: abstract expressionism
nonschooled: folk art
points or tiny dots creating a whole: pointillism
realistic, photographic: photorealism, hyperealism, tromp l’oeil, magic realism, representational
rich ornamentation, curved lines, sixteenth through eighteenth century: baroque
traditional forms: academic art
Warhol’s (Andy) bigger-than-life depictions of everyday objects: pop art
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Activity pursued as a livelihood: business, calling, career, craft, employment, job, line, metier, occupation, profession, pursuit, trade, vocation, work. Slang: racket. Archaic: employ. See ACTION. 2. Natural or acquired facility in a specific activity: ability, adeptness, command, craft, expertise, expertness, knack, mastery, proficiency, skill, technique. Informal: know-how. Stability, knowledge. 3. Deceitful cleverness: artfulness, artifice, craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness. See HONEST, MEANS.

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