What Is Another Way to Say “Piece of Art”?

Looking for synonyms for piece of art? We’ve got you covered!

Here’s a list of other ways to say piece of art.

  • Masterpiece
  • Work of art
  • Artwork
  • Creation
  • Opus
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Composition
  • Artifact
  • Installation
  • Exhibit
  • Art piece
  • Canvas
  • Masterwork
  • Portrait

Want to learn how to say piece of art professionally? Keep reading for examples and use cases.

1. Masterpiece

Used to describe a work of art that is regarded as the greatest work of a person’s career or to a work of outstanding creativity, skill, profundity, or workmanship.
Example: “The new exhibit features a masterpiece by the renowned impressionist painter.”

2. Work of Art

Appropriate for any artistic creation, whether it’s a painting, sculpture, film, or other medium.
Example: “Each design by the architect is a unique work of art.”

3. Artwork

Used broadly to describe a piece of creative work in the arts, not limited to any specific form.
Example: “The hotel lobby was adorned with original artwork from local artists.”

4. Creation

Suitable for something that has been brought into existence through artistic ability.
Example: “The sculpture garden displayed the latest creations by contemporary artists.”

5. Opus

Appropriate for a significant work of music or art, often used to describe a musician or artist’s significant work.
Example: “The composer’s final opus was performed by the city’s symphony orchestra.”

6. Painting

Used specifically for a piece of art created using paint.
Example: “The gallery’s centerpiece is a painting from the 18th century.”

7. Sculpture

Appropriate for art that is three-dimensional, created by shaping or combining materials.
Example: “The museum unveiled a new sculpture in its modern art collection.”

8. Composition

Used for a piece of art, especially in music or visual art, where the arrangement or structure is a significant feature.
Example: “Her latest composition received acclaim for its innovative use of color and form.”

9. Artifact

Suitable for objects made by a human being, typically of cultural or historical interest.
Example: “The ancient artifacts were carefully preserved in the museum.”

10. Installation

Used specifically for an artistic genre of site-specific, three-dimensional works designed to transform the perception of a space.
Example: “The artist’s new installation offers an immersive experience for viewers.”

11. Exhibit

Appropriate for an object or collection of objects displayed publicly in an art gallery or museum.
Example: “The exhibit features rare photographs from the early 20th century.”

12. Art Piece

A general term for a work of art, in any medium.
Example: “Each art piece in the collection tells a story about the region’s history.”

13. Canvas

Used specifically for a painting done on canvas material.
Example: “The artist’s most famous canvas was auctioned for a record-breaking price.”

14. Masterwork

Appropriate for a work of art that has been given much critical praise, especially one that is considered the greatest work of a person’s career.
Example: “The gallery dedicated an entire room to the masterworks of the modernist painter.”

15. Portrait

Used for a piece of art that depicts a person or group of people.
Example: “The portrait of the historical figure was noted for its lifelike representation.”

Linda Brown