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Decorative Art

The main function of decorative art is to embellish something other than itself: an object, a room, a building facade, etc. In this sense, the word decorative can be applied to purely ornamental work, such as embroidery; to narrative representation, such as a mural painting cycle; and to illusionistic ceiling paintings and the like.

See entries for Applied Art and Fine Art.

 
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