work of art


  • A work of art
    A work of art
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n work of art art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pablo Picasso has sold more works of art individually costing over one million dollars than any other artist. His 211 is well ahead of the 168 for Pierre Auguste Renoir.
    • Work of art a production in one of the fine arts
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  • Garson Kanin
    Garson Kanin
    “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Art is the path of the creator to his work.”
  • Eugene Ionesco
    “A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.”
  • Robert Wilson
    Robert Wilson
    “The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.”
  • Clive James
    Clive James
    “As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weorc; Ice. verk, Ger. werk; further conn. with Gr. ergon.


In literature:

It was certainly a wonderful work of art, and a wonderful likeness as well.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
A work of art or an act of observation which remains indeterminate is, therefore, a failure, however much it may stir our emotion.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
When the proportion is perfect between the three, the work of art is perfect of its kind.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
The symbolic character of a work of art must not be lost from sight, for it is the clue to the interpretation of pictures, as it is of all art.
"The Enjoyment of Art" by Carleton Noyes
It contains a valuable collection of ancient Japanese works of art.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
Imagination in a work of art is a transmuting of the known by understanding.
"William Shakespeare" by John Masefield
A line is the simplest work of art you can produce.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
Art, said Morris, is the expression of the workman's pleasure in his work.
"Progress and History" by Various
As a work of art it has, however, no pretensions, which rest entirely upon its size.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
He was surrounded by pictures books, medals, and other works of art.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
Apart from their many wonderful qualities as bows, they are quite exceptional as works of art.
"The Bow, Its History, Manufacture and Use" by Henry Saint-George
The production of a work of art throws a light upon the mystery of humanity.
"Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is less attractive in subject, but ranks equally high as a work of art.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
Explain the logical basis for distinguishing between morality and immorality in a work of art.
"A Manual of the Art of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
On careful examination of this splendid work of art, I have come to the conclusion that it is English.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
And all of the advancement in the mighty works of art and industry was made at the sacrifice of human labor.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Like a perfect work of art, you're a perfect work of love.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
Were it not for the hope of lucre, how many would be the works of art, how great would be the achievements of the world!
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick
As a work of art, Ilaria's tomb has been greatly admired by critics.
"Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century" by Estelle M. Hurll
I long to go from flowers to works of art.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach

In poetry:

He sings of the joys of life,
Of the pleasures of work and rest,
From an o'erfull heart, without aim or art;
'T is a song of the merriest.
"In Summer" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Spake, and were turned to song: yea, all they were,
With all their works, found in his mastering art
Speech as of powers whose uttered word laid bare
The world's great heart.
"The Death Of Richard Wagner" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
If you refuse me once, and think again,
I will complain.
You are deceiv'd, love is no work of art,
It must be got and born,
Not made and worn,
By every one that hath a heart.
"If you refuse me once, and think again" by John Suckling
X. Neither thy neighbour's house, nor yet his wife,
Or man or maid, horse, ass, or working beast,
Or any thing of his, desire thro' life,
But that of which thou justly art possest.
"The Ten Commandments " by Rees Prichard
Art nigh, and yet my laboring mind
Feels after Thee in vain,
Thee in these works of power to find,
Or to Thy seat attain;
Thy messenger, the stormy wind;
Thy path, the trackless main;
"Beyond, beyond that boundless sea," by Josiah Conder
Where on all hands, wondrous with ancient grace,
Grace touched with age, rise works of goodliest men:
Next Wykeham's art obtain their spendid place
The zeal of Inigo, the strength of Wren.
"Oxford" by Lionel Pigot Johnson

In news:

Henry County marked a milestone, with a work of art in honor of its namesake.
People say "it's boring" — as if that were a final standard of appeal, and no work of art had the right to bore us.
Evergreen resident turns guitars into colorful works of art.
Powerful works of art inevitably inspire and surprise.
On Friday, September 15, the exact day that Utah's high-desert summer flipped into harsh mountain winter, I finally got to see a work of art that had previously only existed for me in the imagination and as a photograph.
FOR decades now auction houses have sold challenging works of art.
These Yamahas have been absolute works of art.
Justin Bieber is a work of art -- literally.
There are some really special works of art here.
Tom Holdman speaks of his ongoing love affair with fragile works of art.
Freedberg's study is part of the new but growing field of neuroaesthetics, which explores how the brain processes a work of art.
Charlee Allman, 9, who goes to A.S. Rhodes Elementary School in Front Royal, points out her work of art.
Make no mistake, this was no work of art.
To Marcia Sparks, pets are works of art.
It's a Tampa park that's a world-class work of art, but you've probably never.

In science:

In this work, we mainly focus on the double redundancy n = 2k , which is also considered in state-of-the-art distributed storage systems such as OceanStore and CFS .
CORE: Augmenting Regenerating-Coding-Based Recovery for Single and Concurrent Failures in Distributed Storage Systems
The composition of the Electroweak Working Group consisted of the authors of those formulations and relative computational programs containing at that time the state-of-the-art of the radiative corrections to the electroweak Z 0 observables: BHM, LEPTOP, TOPAZ0, WOH and ZFITTER.
Precision Physics at LEP
State-of-the-art calculations from the theorists’ point of view have been presented 4 . A number of NLO programs are available, and theorists are working hard for the next step, i.e.
Physics at high Q^2 and p^2_t: Summary of DIS 2000
The general direction of my work has been to push the state of the art towards more qubits, more gates and more complex algorithms.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
We will put our experiments into context with related work and discuss them according to the present state-of-the art knowledge in the field.
Ultracold Fermi gases in the BEC-BCS crossover: a review from the Innsbruck perspective
We have to remind that the data used in this study (and in most of our previous work) were published data that have been corrected for extinction using the “state-of-the-art ” and well-developed methodology.
Testing the nonlinearity of the BVIcJHKs period-luminosity relations for the Large Magellanic Cloud Cepheids
The idea of this work is to compare a new positive and entropy stable approximate Riemann solver by Francois Bouchut with a state-of the-art algorithm for astrophysical fluid dynamics.
Numerical comparison of Riemann solvers for astrophysical hydrodynamics
In this article, we review the state of the art in quantum algorithms for algebraic problems, which can be viewed as continuations of the line of work leading from Deutsch to Shor.
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems
Two months of full time work at an academic level of competence should suffice to get a sufficiently clear picture about the variation of philosophies on the sub ject of risk theory and on how a number of well-known and state of the art risk assessment activities have been performed.
Informal Control code logic
Working under a high-dimensional framework with (p, n) → ∞, we first derive an asymptotic power function for our test, and then provide sufficient conditions for it to achieve greater power than other state-of-the-art tests.
A More Powerful Two-Sample Test in High Dimensions using Random Projection
Such an order of algorithm discovery would likely be consistent among multiple independently working scientific cultures, making it possible to make estimates of state-of-the-art in algorithm development.
Efficiency Theory: a Unifying Theory for Information, Computation and Intelligence
Although interesting, these state-of-the-art algorithms have one ma jor drawback regarding the goals of our present work.
Streaming an image through the eye: The retina seen as a dithered scalable image coder
Since the full NLO version of the equation has not been extensively applied to phenomenology (see however recent work in Ref. ), rcBK is currently the state of the art in phenomenological applications.
On the running coupling in the JIMWLK equation
The state of the art is represented by three accurate calculations in the quenched approximation: a UKQCD calculation, a series of works by the GF11 group and a recent calculation by Morningstar and Peardon.
Glueballs and Hybrids (Gluons as Constituents)
Modern computers allow more sophisticated approaches, and recent theoretical work has aimed at providing a more reliable recombination database by using state-of-the-art atomic codes .
Dielectronic recombination data for astrophysical applications: Plasma rate-coefficients for Fe^q+ (q=7-10, 13-22) and Ni^25+ ions from storage-ring experiments