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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Recent Examples on the Web The contests will focus on academics, fine arts and physical fitness skills. Carissa Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena ISD summer school expected to be busy because of pandemic," 22 May 2020 The school board on Monday heard the reasons for the committee’s recommendations: Sixth-graders would have more academic, fine arts and athletics options in a junior high setting. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Richardson ISD considers middle school model, adding sixth grade to seventh and eighth grade campuses," 7 May 2020 The North Dakota High School Activities Association is canceling spring sports, fine arts and other state contests because of the coronavirus. USA TODAY, "Busy beaches, open malls, mask frustration: News from around our 50 states," 4 May 2020 The new juried fine arts and crafts fair is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 31. Annie Alleman,, "Queen tribute will be highlight of Buffalo Grove Days," 13 Aug. 2019 Still, the show gave him a new visibility not just as a magazine critic but a translator of the fine art world to the public and, to a lesser extent, vice versa. Kyle Chayka, The New Republic, "When Art Becomes Self-Help," 24 Apr. 2020 Sophiella Gallery: See a variety of fine art by established and emerging artists, including reduced priced paintings and small works. al, "Mobile launching virtual art walk on Friday," 17 Apr. 2020 So Warhol took photography’s directness and turned it into fine art. Blake Gopnik, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Andy Warhol Came to Paint Campbell’s Soup Cans," 16 Apr. 2020 Regalo This boutique offers an eclectic mix of unique gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories, contemporary decor and fine art. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Shop small: Here's how to support Louisville businesses during the coronavirus shutdown," 6 Apr. 2020

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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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29 May 2020

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“Fine art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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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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