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embroidery

embroidery

/ɛmˈbɹɔɪdɝi/
noun
the activity of sewing decorative patterns onto a piece of clothing

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calligraphy

calligraphy

/kəˈɫɪɡɹəfi/
noun
the art of producing beautiful handwriting using special writing instruments such as a dip or brush pen

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carving

carving

/ˈkɑɹvɪŋ/
noun
the art or process of making a particular pattern or object by cutting solid material

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engraving

engraving

/ɪnˈɡɹeɪvɪŋ/
noun
the art or process of carving an artistic shape or pattern on a hard material

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ceramics

ceramics

/sɝˈæmɪks/
noun
the process or art of making objects out of clay that are heated to become resistant

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origami

origami

/ˌɔɹiˈɡɑˌmi/
noun
the practice or art of folding paper into desired shapes, which is originated from Japanese culture

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portraiture

portraiture

/pˈoːɹtɹᵻtʃɚ/
noun
the art or act of making portraits of people

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tapestry

tapestry

/ˈtæpəstɹi/
noun
a thick piece of handwoven textile with designs or pictures on it that is used for hangings, curtains, etc.

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collage

collage

/kəˈɫɑʒ/
noun
the art of making pictures by sticking photographs, pieces of cloth or colored paper onto a surface

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mural

mural

/ˈmjʊɹəɫ/
noun
a large painting done on a wall

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tableau

tableau

/təˈbɫoʊ/
noun
a group of models or statues arranged in an artistic way, representing a famous historical or fictitious scene

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still life

still life

/stˈɪl lˈaɪf/
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a painting or drawing, representing objects that do not move, such as flowers, glassware, etc.; an artwork created using this method

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surrealism

surrealism

/sɝˈiəˌɫɪzəm/, /sɝˈiɫɪzəm/
noun
a 20th-century style of art and literature in which unrelated events or images are combined in an unusual way to represent the experiences of the mind

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symbolism

symbolism

/ˈsɪmbəˌɫɪzəm/
noun
a late 19th-century style or movement of art that tried to express thoughts and states of mind in strong words and images, called symbols, and avoided detailed representations of the reality

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abstract

abstract

/ˈæbˌstɹækt/, /æbˈstɹækt/
adjective
(of a form of art) not depicting things as they are in real life but as what the artist thinks of them

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Baroque

Baroque

/bɝˈoʊk/
noun
an ornate and grand style of art, music, and architecture present in the 17th and early 18th centuries in Europe

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batik

batik

/bəˈtik/
noun
‌a technique used to color designs on fabrics in which wax is applied to the parts that should be left undyed, originally used in the island of Java, Indonesia

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classicism

classicism

/ˈkɫæsɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
a style of art and literature associated with harmony, simplicity, and beauty based on the standards of ancient Greece and Rome, Classicism was popular in Europe from the Renaissance to the 18th century

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silhouette

silhouette

/ˌsɪɫəˈwɛt/
noun
a drawing that depicts the outline of someone or something that is in a single black color and against a light background, often from the side

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charcoal

charcoal

/ˈtʃɑɹˌkoʊɫ/
noun
a piece or pencil made of a black substance mostly consisting carbon, used by artists for drawing

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crayon

crayon

/ˈkɹeɪˌɑn/
noun
a small stick of white or colored wax or chalk, used for writing or drawing

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mannerism

mannerism

/ˈmænɝˌɪzəm/
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a European style of art in the late 16th century characterized by hyper-idealization and distorted human forms

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figurative

figurative

/ˈfɪɡjɝətɪv/
adjective
representing people, animals and objects and forms as they appear in the real world

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minimalism

minimalism

/ˈmɪnəməˌɫɪzəm/
noun
‌a style of art, music, or design that arose in the 1950s and is associated with simplicity and uses only a limited number of elements
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and I think the last one I actually turned on was a book about minimalism.

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retrospective

retrospective

/ˌɹɛtɹəˈspɛktɪv/
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a public exhibition of an artist's work over a span of time, showing their career development

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perspective

perspective

/pɝˈspɛktɪv/
noun
the technique of representing a two-dimensional object in a way that gives the right impression of distance by drawing objects and people that are farther in a smaller size
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I wanted to give my perspective as someone who is out of it.

So I wanted to put a disabled perspective in there as well.

"Providing a unique perspective to the world.

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palette

palette

/ˈpæɫət/
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a thin oval board that a painter uses to mix colors and hold pigments on, with a hole for the thumb to go through

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pigment

pigment

/ˈpɪɡmənt/
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a dry substance that has to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint

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muse

muse

/ˈmjuz/
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a source of inspiration for an artist or author that gives them ideas or motivates them to create works of art

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likeness

likeness

/ˈɫaɪknəs/
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a portrait or representation of someone, especially one that looks just like them

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patron

patron

/ˈpeɪtɹən/
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an individual who provides monetary aid for an artist, charity, cause, etc.

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curator

curator

/ˈkjʊɹətɝ/, /kjʊˈɹeɪtɝ/
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someone who is in charge of a museum, taking care of a collection, artwork, etc.

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harmony

harmony

/ˈhɑɹməni/
noun
a pleasing combination of things in a way that forms a coherent whole
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They live together in relative harmony, producing 80 percent of the world's opals.

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impasto

impasto

/ɪmpˈæstoʊ/
noun
a painting technique in which paint is applied so thickly to the canvas or panel that the brush strokes are visible

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icon

icon

/ˈaɪkɑn/
noun
a depiction of Jesus Christ or a holy figure painted on a wooden panel often on a gilded background, venerated by the Eastern Orthodox Church

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bust

bust

/ˈbəst/
noun
a sculpture representing someone's head, shoulders and chest

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to sculpt

to sculpt

/ˈskəɫpt/
verb
to form figures and objects by cutting and carving hard materials such as wood, stone, metal, etc.

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restoration

restoration

/ˌɹɛstɝˈeɪʃən/
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the act of repairing something such as an artwork, building, etc. to be in its original state

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shading

shading

/ˈʃeɪdɪŋ/
noun
lines and markings in dark color that provide the effect of light and shade in a drawing or painting

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magnum opus

magnum opus

/mˈæɡnəm ˈɑːpəs/
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the greatest literary or artistic piece that an author or artist has created

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pottery

pottery

/ˈpɑtɝi/
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the skill or activity of making dishes, pots, etc. using clay

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taxidermy

taxidermy

/ˈtæksəˌdɝmi/
noun
the art of preserving the dead body of animals by skinning and then filling them with a specific substance in order to use them as decoration

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handicraft

handicraft

/ˈhændiˌkɹæft/
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the activity or art of skillfully using one’s hand to create attractive objects

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