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Artwork by James B. Craig

Check out the work of artist James B. Craig. His work has been seen from coast to coast, in art galleries, museums, and college art centers.

A work of art in the visual arts is a physical two- or three- dimensional object that is professionally created or otherwise considered to fulfill an independent aesthetic function. A singular artwork object is often seen in the context of a larger art movement or artistic era, such as a genre, aesthetic convention, culture, or regional-national distinction.[3] It can also be seen as an item within an artist’s “body of work” or oeuvre. The term is commonly used by a museum and cultural heritage curators, the interested public, the art patron-private art collector community, and art galleries.

Some art theorists and writers have made distinctions between the physical qualities of an art object and its status as artwork. For example, a painting by Rembrandt has a physical existence as an “oil painting on canvas” that is separate from its identity as a masterpiece “work of art.” Many works of art are initially denied “museum quality” or artistic merit, and later become accepted and valued in a museum and private collections.