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 monetary value of expensive fine art is often driven by scarcity and uniqueness. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, "Is it art? NFTs and the surge of digital ownership.," 9 Apr. 2021 Estimating battery life left in any electronic device has become a fine art. Ewan Spence, Forbes, "Apple Loop: Unexpected iPhone 13 Details, Shock IOS Scam Warning, Massive iMac Surprise," 9 Apr. 2021 Coverage for valuable articles such as fine art, jewelry or a wine collection would be additional. Robyn A. Friedman, WSJ, "Buying a Luxury Home? It’ll Cost You More Than That Million-Dollar Price Tag," 3 Mar. 2021 With no fine art training, no gallery connections and being fresh to the business, there were plenty of barriers to overcome to take her art from being just a hobby to a viable source of income. Bianca Barratt, Forbes, "Artist Nat Bowen On Being A Disruptor In An Elitist Industry," 12 Apr. 2021 Maaryn was raised in West Texas and studied fine art. Sam Sussman, Vogue, "Meet the Designer Couple Behind this Dreamy Joshua Tree Airbnb," 2 Apr. 2021 The family-run and community-oriented show will bring in about 90 vendors, with half showcasing fine art and half focusing on traditional crafts. Patrick Connolly,, "Organizers, artists prepare for 56th DeLand Outdoor Art Festival," 24 Mar. 2021 But as photography became popular and affordable in the 20th century, portraiture moved to the realm of fine art and the family photo became the norm. CNN Underscored, "Paint Your Life turns your memories into works of art," 1 Apr. 2021 Every Bozo was schooled in the fine art of clownmanship at Bozo Boot Camp. Tim Kiska, Detroit Free Press, "Art Cervi, Detroit TV's Bozo the Clown in the 1960s and '70s, dies at age 86," 19 Feb. 2021

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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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30 Apr 2021

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“Fine art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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