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art for art's sake

Definition of art for art's sake

  1. —used to refer to making art for no other reason than that art is important



Word by Word Definitions

  1. : archaic present 2d singular of be

  1. :  skill acquired by experience, study, or observation

    :  a branch of learning:

    :  one of the humanities

  1. :  produced as an artistic effort or for decorative purposes

  1. : article

    : artificial

    : artillery

sakeplay
  1. :  end, purpose

    :  the good, advantage, or enhancement of some entity (as an ideal)

    :  personal or social welfare, safety, or benefit

  1. :  a Japanese alcoholic beverage of fermented rice often served hot


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