Developments may proceed through personal appreciation of the arts and art works on a very general level . . . . or may proceed specific to a discipline [i.e., Oil Painting, Photography, Intaglio, etc.] or disciplines . . . . or may proceed with focus upon categories of visual arts experience [i.e., aims and objectives involved with visual elements and relationships] . . . . or may proceed specific to a Historic, Cultural, Practical, Theoretical, or Topical focus.
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Decorate vt [L decoratus, pp. of decorare, fr. decor-, decus ornament, honor -more at Decent]  1: to add honor to 2: to furnish with something ornamental [__ a room] 3: to award a mark of honor to
-syn see Adorn
Decoration n  1: the act or process of decoarting 2: something that adorns, enriches, or beautifies: Ornament 2: a badge of honor [as U.S. military award]
Decorative adj : serving to decorate; esp: purely ornamental
Decorative art n  1: an art concerned primarily with the creation of useful items [as furniture, ceramics, and textiles] -usu. used in pl. 2: objects of decorative art
Decorator n [c. 1755]: one that decorates; esp: one that designs or executes interiors and their furnishings.
Decorous adj [L decorus, fr., decor beauty, grace; akin to L decére to be fitting--more at Decent] : marked by propriety and good taste: Correct [__ conduct]
Decor or Décor n [F décor, fr. décorer to decorate, fr. L decorare]  a: a stage setting 2a: Decoration 2 b: the style and layout of interior furnishings
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
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