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Themes in Art

Decorative Arts

Beauty and function are combined in the decorative arts, a hybrid of art and design that seeks to elevate the mundane. Decorative art spans a huge number of categories and disciplines, but is often found in glassware, ceramics, metalwork like silversmithing, textile and furnature design, and wallpaper. Stylistically, decorative art can express many aesthetics but is often typified by ornamentation, pattern, and densely worked surfaces that impress the viewer with exactly how much someone paid for it.

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