art for art's sake

Definition of art for art's sake

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : a branch of learning:

  3. : one of the humanities

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

  1. : archaic present tense second-person singular of be

  1. — see -ard

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

  2. : a branch of learning:

  3. : one of the humanities

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

  1. : archaic present tense second-person singular of be

  1. — see -ard

sake play
  1. : end, purpose

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

  3. : personal or social welfare, safety, or benefit

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


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