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Public-images-osm logo.svg artwork_subject
The subject of the artwork, if applicable. Show/edit corresponding data item.
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  • artwork_subject=figurative — Figurative art describes artwork (particularly paintings and sculptures) that is clearly derived from real object sources and so is, by definition, representational. Figurative art see  Figurative art.
  • artwork_subject=religious — Religious art or sacred art is artistic imagery using religious inspiration and motifs and is often intended to uplift the mind to the spiritual. Sacred art involves the ritual and cultic practices and practical and operative aspects of the path of the spiritual realization within the artist's religious tradition. Religious Art see  Religious art.
  • artwork_subject=abstract — Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Abstract Art see  Abstract art.
  • artwork_subject=art_nouveau — Art Nouveau is an international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially the decorative arts, that was most popular between 1890 and 1910. It was inspired by natural forms and structures, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers. Art Nouveau see  Art Nouveau.
  • artwork_subject=genre — Genre art is the pictorial representation in any of various media of scenes or events from everyday life, such as markets, domestic settings, interiors, parties, inn scenes, and street scenes. Genre art see  Genre art.
  • artwork_subject=sheela-na-gig — Sheela-na-gigs are a sub-form of figurative art in Europe (mostly Ireland) which is not yet completely understood. They depict nude women/ hags exposing their genitals. See  Sheela na gig.

For a chronological list of periods in Western art history see  Art periods.

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