fine art


Definition of fine art

1a : art (such as painting, sculpture, or music) concerned primarily with the creation of beautiful objects usually used in plural
b : objects of fine art
2 : an activity requiring a fine skill

Examples of fine art in a Sentence

a collector of fine art She studies painting in the department of fine arts. We saw the sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts. the fine art of gourmet cooking
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The village also decided to end its relationship with the company after noticing that in recent years, the event had started featuring an increase in craft vendors offering wares that are not considered fine art, Maltas said. Karen Ann Cullotta,, "Long-running Buffalo Grove Art Festival canceled this summer," 29 June 2018 Why can’t people understand that fine arts majors are brave, bold and passionate about their crafts? Houston Chronicle, "Unhappy mom is harassed by her family of pranksters," 9 June 2018 In April 2017, Arcis was a sponsor of the Art Business Conference, a glitzy annual networking event for the fine art world, at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan. Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Longreads, "Tax-Free Storage Wars," 29 May 2018 Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat Art Collection This fine arts museum on the Puerto Madero docks, opened in 2008, holds the private collection of mogul Amalia Lacroze, one of the richest women in Argentina. Allie Lazar, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Museums To Visit in Buenos Aires," 22 May 2018 Now in its 34th year, Mission Federal ArtWalk is one of the longest-running fine arts festivals in Southern California. Marcia Manna,, "At Mission Federal ArtWalk, dance finds a home," 26 Apr. 2018 Marriotts Ridge High School Boosters sponsored summer camps along with MRHS athletic coaches and fine arts teachers take place each summer. Kerry Plummer,, "Time to sign up kids for Marriotts Ridge summer camps[Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]," 26 Apr. 2018 Translating New Zealand’s natural resources into innovative dishes is something that co-founder Tom Hishon has down to a fine art. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The 7 Dishes You Have to Eat in New Zealand," 25 July 2018 Rogan, who has a master of fine arts from UC Berkeley and is on the adjunct art faculty at both Mills College and the San Francisco Art Institute, also does seasonal work on a tourist ship sailing Antarctica. Sam Whiting,, "Will Rogan gives the mast from his houseboat to his art," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of fine art

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of fine art was in 1686

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English Language Learners Definition of fine art

: a type of art (such as painting, sculpture, or music) that is done to create beautiful things
: an activity that requires skill and care

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