what is the difference between "works of art" and "artworks"?
Jun 21, 2019 12:11 PM
Answers · 6
The term, artwork, is a basic description. To say something is "a work of art" is a compliment.
June 21, 2019
Thank you for the comment. How about "Picasso's works of art"? Is it the same as "Picasso's artworks?
June 23, 2019
A class of schoolchildren would create “artwork” in art class. The word doesn’t suggest quality or professionalism. “Work of art” suggests high quality, originality, and creativity, often for things that aren’t intended to be art. “This dinner looks like a work of art” “I love that builder. His houses look like works of art.” Note that “work of art” can also be used sarcastically in a negative way. “He’s a work of art” would mean that someone has lots of problems, character flaws etc
June 21, 2019
"Artworks" refers to any work produced by an artist, usually a visual artist. If you call something a "work of art," you are expressing admiration. The phrase implies that the thing is beautiful and very successful.
June 21, 2019
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