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IELTS vocabulary: art
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An event at which objects such as paintings are shown to the public.
The art of making two- or three-dimensional representative or abstract forms, especially by carving stone or wood.
A type of painting, drawing, or sculpture that uses shapes, lines, and colour in a way that does not try to represent the appearance of people or things.
A collection of objects or pictures arranged for people to look at, or a performance or show for people to watch.
To be filled with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
An object that is made by a person, such as a tool or a decoration, especially one that is of historical interest.
Compose the sequence of steps and moves for a ballet or other performance of dance.
The aesthetic qualities of something
The qualities related to beauty and understanding the beauty of something.
The portrayal of something/somebody
The act of showing or describing something/somebody in a book, painting, play or film
A private viewing
An occasion when a few people are invited to look at an exhibition of paintings before it is open to the public.
To be a connoisseur of
An expert on matters involving the judgment of beauty, quality or skill in art or music
A priceless portrait
A painting of a person that is extremely valuable
To commission a work of art
To officially ask somebody to paint a picture or compose a piece of music for you.
An art movement
A group of artists who share similar ideas.
A form of art in which the artist performs something, rather than producing a physical work of art.
Funding for the arts
The act of providing money for artists, writers, musicians etc.
A mixed funding model for the arts
A model in which some money to support the arts is given by the government and some money is provided by private individuals or commercial organizations.
The imposition of censorship
The act of preventing something from being available to the public, because it is considered offensive or a political threat.
To stage a play
To organize and present a play for people to see.
A talented playwright
A person who writes plays for the theatre.
To appeal to audience
To attract or interest those who go to watch a play or film.
Literary and artistic heritage
The traditon of writing or painting that a country, city or town has had for many years, distinguishing it as an important part of its character.
Works of literary fiction
Types of literature which describe imaginary people and events, not real ones.
A literary genius
A person with outstanding ability in writing.
To take up a musical instrument
To start to learn to play a musical instrument.
Music that is not recorded - it is performed at the same time as people listen to it.
A concert venue
A place where people go to listen to live music at an organized event.
A resident orchestra
A large group of people who play musical instruments together in the same venue.
Songs in the traditional style of a country or community
A copy that is represented as the original.
A rough drawing representing the main features of an object or scene and often made as a preliminary study.
A picture depicting an arrangement of inanimate objects.
A great work of art.
To record an event in a film or photograph
To portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture
Art made to be experienced visually.
Art made to be functional as well as visually pleasing.
Pots, dishes, and other articles made of earthenware or baked clay.
Coloring technique in which selected strands are picked up from a narrow section of hair with a zigzag motion of the comb, and lightener or color is applied only to these strands.
A paint that is mixed with water and used to create pictures, or a picture that has been done with this type of paint.
A piece of cloth on which an artist paints.
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