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Describes the type of an artwork. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: tourism
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Documented values: 9
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

This tag describes the type of an artwork more precisely.

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This tag must be used in combination with tourism=artwork.


See below for suggested tag artwork_type=* usage.

Value Description Photo
sculpture A sculpture is a work made of stone, metal, ceramic, wood or other material. If the work represents people or animals, you should use artwork_type=statue instead. Begynnelse-4.jpg
statue A statue is a sculpture representing one or more people or animals (including abstract concepts allegorically represented as people or animals), normally full-length, as opposed to a bust, and at least close to life-size, or larger. A small statue, usually small enough to be picked up, is called a statuette or figurine. See also: historic=memorial + memorial=statue


Auguste Rodin - Grubleren 2005-02.jpg
mural A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface. See also artwork_type=painting and an explanation about the difference. Hotel DeSilva Poznan.jpg
graffiti A notable graffiti work Graffiti aus der Hall of Fame in Ingolstadt.jpg
installation Interactive and/or site-specific artwork. See  Installation art. Mad Crab.jpg
bust A bust is a sculpted or cast representation of the upper part of the human figure, depicting a person's head and neck, and a variable portion of the chest and shoulders. The piece is normally supported by a plinth. See also: historic=memorial + memorial=bust Busto de Vibia Sabina (M. Prado) 01.jpg
stone A large boulder. See also: historic=memorial + memorial=stone Kuncicky bludny balvan.jpg
painting A painting is the result of applying paint, pigment or colour to a surface. See also artwork_type=mural. Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, from C2RMF retouched.jpg
architecture A noteworthy building or physical structure. 110 Casa Batlló.jpg
A tile [or tilework] is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass, generally used for covering roofs, floors, walls, showers, or other objects such as tabletops.

Tile, (last visited May 12, 2018). See Tile on Wikipedia

Serce Nadodrza 1.jpg
Detail of a public wall tilework at Lisbon.jpg
relief A sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material. Panel of Tellus, Ara Pacis, Rome.jpg
fountain A fountain Guerrero a caballo, Skopie, Macedonia del Norte, 2014-04-17, DD 107.jpg
streetart or street_art A general value for street-art. The values mural and graffiti are more precise.
azulejo The azulejo refers to a typical form of Portuguese or Spanish painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tilework. They have become a typical aspect of Portuguese culture, manifesting without interruption during five centuries, the consecutive trends in art. Azulejos can be found inside and outside churches, palaces, ordinary houses and even railway stations or subway stations. See  Azulejo. Mural ceramic tilework azulejo.jpg
land_art or landart  Land art refers to non-figurative art of the second half of the 20th century. Usually the works are connected with plastic change and addition of the form of the earth's surface. An important feature is the connection of the work with a particular landscape and the surrounding space.

A distinctive feature of land art is the absence of references to historical characters, and other symbolic and historical load. Thus, land art should not be confused with man_made=geoglyph, which usually serves the purpose of conveying a message or symbol.

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See also

  • man_made=geoglyph — A large design or motif (generally longer than 4 metres) produced on the ground and typically formed by clastic rocks or similarly durable elements of the landscape, such as stones, stone fragments, live trees, gravel, or earth.
  • exhibit=* — An object exhibited to the public typically in a museum, gallery or trade fair.
  • Add artwork_type=* to artworks based on images. — MapRoulette challenge.