noun. / ɡəˈzamtˌkʊnst.vɛʁk /

1). Gesamtkunstwerk means a “total work of art.” It refers to a unifying experience in which visual art, architecture, design, and other modes of creative expressions are brought together.

Examples: Gustav Klimt worked together with architects and designers; Pablo Picasso worked together with composers and choreographers; and contemporary artists like Shirin Neshat have helped create operas.

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