art form


Definition of art form 

1 : a form or medium of expression recognized as fine art sees dance as both an art form and an entertainment

2a : an unconventional form or medium in which impulses regarded as artistic may be expressed describe pinball as a great American art form— Tom Buckley

b : an undertaking or activity enhanced by a high level of skill or refinement easy conversation—an art form in peril of being lost to contemporary schedules— Joanna Pruess

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Such an art form, in fact, that our do's and don'ts of sandwich building made their way into 26 ultimate rules for ultimate sandwich satisfaction. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "A Totally Obsessive A-to-Z Guide to Making Sandwiches," 26 Feb. 2018 Allure spoke with Levenson who chatted about her design process for the #ClawsUp project, as well as celebrating nail art as an art form, supporting indie businesses run by women, her ride-or-die products, and why base coat is the always the answer. Samantha Tse, Allure, "Eda Levenson Shares Her Process Behind Designing the Coolest Nail Art with TNT's Claws," 26 July 2018 The first was the luxe Dining Room at the Modern in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, which treated food as an art form in its own right. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Asian Art Museum takes a risk with young star chef’s destination cafe," 6 June 2018 Gankendorff, who was born and raised in Lafayette, began his foray into entertainment law in the mid-1990s, which extends beyond music into visual arts, film, books and other art forms. Chelsea Brasted,, "Can New Orleans become a thriving music industry hub like Nashville?," 8 Mar. 2018 Historically, makeup and photography were talked about as middlebrow art forms. Nadja Sayej, Teen Vogue, "Artist Sara Cwynar on Perceptions of Beauty," 26 June 2018 For an art form that comes in a glass, Asheville visitors can look to the local craft beer scene. Michael Boyce, USA TODAY, "Come experience the perfect day in Asheville, North Carolina!," 7 May 2018 Many may think of quilts as belonging on a bed, but fiber art has arrived as an art form in the public's mind. Kitty Leshay, Courant Community, "Mill Museum Hosts Fiber Art Show," 5 May 2018 The everyday Picasso, the streets is my canvas Street artist Alejandro Poli Jr, better known as Man One, has been around long enough to see graffiti culture go from being a punishable offense to a venerable art form. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Kanye is Wrong, Americans Are Lonely and Five Breaking News Haikus," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of art form

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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