For other uses, see Work of art (disambiguation).

Tribuna of the UffiziJohann Zoffany(1772-78), showing many famous works of European art

The Great Mosque of Kairouan (also called the Mosque of Uqba) in Kairouanin Tunisia[1]

Sculpture garden of the National Gallery, Canberra with graveposts from Vanuatu

work of artartworkart piecepiece of art or art object is an aesthetic physical item or artistic creation. Apart from “work of art”, which may be used of any work regarded as art in its widest sense, including works from literature and music, these terms apply principally to tangible, portable forms of visual art:

Used more broadly, the term is less commonly applied to:

This article is concerned with the terms and concept as used in and applied to the visual arts, although other fields such as auralmusic and written word-literature have similar issues and philosophies. The term objet d’art is reserved to describe works of art that are not paintings, prints, drawings or large or medium-sized sculptures, or architecture (e.g. household goods, figurines, etc., some purely aesthetic, some also practical). The term oeuvre is used to describe the complete body of work completed by an artist throughout a career.[2]