Art has filled the world with beauty, sense, and wonder. Artists pour their effort and passion into curating a piece that would inspire others in many ways. You can also bet that through art, you could enhance your vocabulary. Yes, that’s the surprising connection between art and language learning!

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In this blog post, let’s study the four-part English lessons related to art:

The word of the week is “Aesthetic!”

— It’s an adjective word used to describe something pleasing in appearance. Aesthetic also means the study of beauty in art. Another way to say it is by using the terms beautiful, classy, elegant, polished, refined, and stylish. Its antonyms are the following: homely, inelegant, plain, repulsive, unattractive, and ugly.

Here are sample sentences and conversations for your reference:

1. “Seeing her aesthetic room is the best!

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Aphrodite: So, how was your visit to Athena’s house?

Venus: It was good. Her interior design is lovely!

Aphrodite: What was the best part of your stay there?

Venus: Seeing her aesthetic room is the best!

2. “IKEA has the most aesthetic indoor and outdoor decorations.

Zeus: What should we get for the house decors?

Athena: I still don’t know, but I got an idea.

Zues: Okay, what is it?

Athena: Let’s go window shopping! I heard IKEA has the most aesthetic indoor and outdoor decorations. Let’s go check it out!

3. “The Van Gogh Museum features aesthetic art pieces.

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Demeter: What if we go to Amsterdam for a creative retreat trip?

Hera: Oh, I like that idea! We can get inspiration from Dutch art and culture.

Demeter: Plus, visit beautiful museums and parks. Like the Van Gogh Museum!

Hera: Yes, please! The Van Gogh Museum features aesthetic art pieces.

The second part features some useful expressions related to art:

Paint the town red: This expression means to go out and have fun. It can also mean celebrating or enjoying yourself flamboyantly. You can use the following phrases as an alternative expression:

— Eat, drink, and be merry;

— Have a night on the tiles;

— Have a wild time;

— Push the boat out;

— To cut loose.

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Here’s how you can use it in a sentence and conversation:

“We should at least let our parents know we’re about to paint the town red!’

Artemis: Hey, we should grab a drink before graduation!

Ares: That sounds great, but I must first request my parent’s consent.

Artemis: What? Do you still do that?

Ares: Yes. We should at least let our parents know we’re about to paint the town red!

Artemis: Fine! Let’s do that.

State-of-the-art: If you describe something as state-of-the-art, you mean it is the best available because it is very modern and uses the most recent ideas and methods. Its synonyms are as follows:

— Cutting-edge;

— Ground-breaking;

— High-tech;

— Up-to-the-minute;

— Up-to-date.

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Here’s how you can use it in a sentence and conversation:

11Talk has the most state-of-the-art learning system!

Hades: Are you satisfied with your English study online?

Apollo: Yes. Why do you ask?

Hades: Honestly, I’ve wanted to try it for weeks now. But I’m worried.

Apollo: Don’t be! 11Talk has the most state-of-the-art learning system, so you’ll be fine.

For the third part, here are four idiomatic expressions you can use:

“Have something down to a fine art.”
If you have got something down to a fine art, you can do it skillfully or efficiently because you have had a lot of experience doing it.

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“Life imitates art.”
You use this idiom when something in real life occurs similarly to something in a piece of art or movie.

“Paint with a broad brush.”
This idiom means to describe or explain something very generally without adding much detail.

“Art is long; life is short.”
This expression means that a work of art lasts much longer than human lives.

For the last part, take inspiration from these beautiful quotes that can help you improve your reading comprehension skills:

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“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.”
― John Lubbock

“Creativity is a way of sharing your soul with the world.”
— Brené Brown

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“The Achilles heel of an artist lies in the hope that his art is good.”
― Kapil Gupta

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There you have it: The English Lessons Related to Art!

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