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    "Work of art/art work" difference

    What is the difference between "work of art", "artwork", "form of art" and "art form"?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 26-Nov-2020 at 09:23. Reason: see below

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    Re: "Work of art/art work" difference

    It's a matter of usage.

    The Mona Lisa is a work of art.

    The artwork*
    on display in the House of Lords can only be viewed by a tiny proportion of the taxpayers who paid for it.

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    (one word) the paintings, sculptures, frescoes etc

    The second question needs a separate thread.

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    Re: "Work of art/art work" difference

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's a matter of usage.

    The Mona Lisa is a work of art.

    The artwork*
    on display in the House of Lords can only be viewed by a tiny proportion of the taxpayers who paid for it.

    *
    (one word) the paintings, sculptures, frescoes etc

    The second question needs a separate thread.
    The Mona Lisa is an artwork isn't wrong either, is it? I wanted to start a different thread for "art form" and "form of art" before I started this one, but I was wondering if all of these are synonymous.

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    Re: "Work of art/art work" difference

    Music, literature, etc, can be works of art, but I wouldn't call them artworks.

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