: skill acquired by experience, study, or observation
the art of making friends
archaic : learning, scholarship
: an occupation requiring knowledge or skill
the art of organ building
: the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects
the art of painting landscapes
also : works so produced
a gallery for modern art
archaic : a skillful plan
: the quality or state of being artful (see artful sense 2a)
: decorative or illustrative elements in printed matter
: produced as an artistic effort or for decorative purposes
an art film
Noun a piece of modern art It's a remarkable picture, but is it art? The museum has a large collection of folk art. He studied art in college.
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NounThe luxury hotel company has collaborated with the Galleria Continua in Italy for MITICO, a series of art exhibitions on display throughout the year at properties in Mallorca, Sicily, Florence, Tuscany, Oxfordshire, and Rio de Janeiro. —Catherine Garcia, The Week, 3 June 2023 Roberts’ lawyers, Clinton Lancaster and Jennifer Lancaster, opposed the move, citing business deals in Ukraine and China, and art sales House Republicans are investigating. —Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 3 June 2023 The film is a dazzling, retina-blasting spectacle, every new frame an art piece in its own right, the saturation so intense it feels pulled from another universe’s color wheel. —Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 3 June 2023 This small business pop-up is part of the Grand Prix’s Community Partnership program, which aims to support small business empowerment, youth enrichment, sustainability, arts, culture and entrepreneurship in Detroit, a news release said. —Detroit Free Press, 2 June 2023 The distinctive structures, astronomical observatories and art show that Chaco Canyon was a central part of ancestral Puebloan cultures. —Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 2 June 2023 Ferrara aligns Forgione’s agon with the self-conscious struggles of modern agnostics — Pio’s mysticism is interpreted by actor-activist Shia LaBeouf in terms of secular anguish, familiar from Ferrara’s American-set exploitation/art movies The Funeral, Bad Lieutenant, and The King of New York. —Armond White, National Review, 2 June 2023 The dress and veil were embellished with the kids' art drawings. —Emily Weaver, Peoplemag, 2 June 2023 WeHo Pride will also feature a street fair, an arts festival and more. —Terry Castleman, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2023
AdjectiveNew Orleans is a city of neighborhoods and experiencing Prospect asks visitors to traverse the city’s network of neighborhoods with venues ranging from the traditional, like museums, to public spaces to non-art venues. —Chadd Scott, Forbes, 6 Nov. 2021 In fact, Smith did in America what Agnès b. was doing in France—turning a fashion brand into an anti-haute, pro-art, super-hip egalitarian statement. —Laura Jacobs, WSJ, 12 June 2021 The Fre — a Taylor Mac fable about the costs of escaping a homophobic, anti-art background — took place in a ball pit. —Helen Shaw, Vulture, 12 Mar. 2021 In July, the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) released findings of its survey of 760 museum directors, including those from non-art institutions, confirming the extent of the economic toll caused by pandemic closures. —Jennifer G. Wolcott, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Sep. 2020 That's an opportunity for cities to collaborate with the agency to make their road art street-legal. —Scottie Andrew, CNN, 11 Oct. 2019 See More
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