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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Art and music combine July 20-21 at the NW IL Art & Jazz Fest in Stockton, Ill. Lions Memorial Park will be filled with fine art for sale, accompanied by jazz performances and craft beer and wine. Phil Marty,, "Get a taste of Italy in Milwaukee, watch champion water skiers and more Midwest events," 1 July 2019 The three-day festival also will feature a fine arts and crafts show, art projects for youths and adults, and a beer garden. Katie V. Jones,, "Lakefest opens Columbia's Festival of the Arts this weekend," 14 June 2019 The museum also hosts a collection of fine art and jewelry from Russia’s Imperial Era. Aanchal Anand, National Geographic, "Cathedrals, canals, and cafés: the ultimate St. Petersburg itinerary," 23 May 2019 When philanthropist and socialite Jayne Wrightsman died last Saturday at the age of 99, she was rightly lauded for her impeccable eye for fine art and antiques. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, "Jayne Wrightsman’s Jewelry Collection Was the Stuff of Legend," 25 Apr. 2019 Silence is a trait Vermonters have honed to a fine art. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "A Closer Look at Rockwell’s Four Freedoms," 22 June 2019 Nearly 1,500 undergraduate students were awarded degrees in disciplines ranging from the sciences and engineering to the humanities and fine arts during Tufts University’s annual commencement. Maria Shine Stewart,, "Awards galore adorn this week’s column: Sun Messages," 22 June 2019 Three Menomonee Falls High School alumni who have accomplishments in the fine arts category will get their names and faces added to the school's Wall of Fame. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Menomonee Falls High School to induct three into Hall of Fame," 11 May 2018 The creator of Zoems (Zayn poems) and purveyor of fine art head tattoos is releasing his second solo album, Billboard reports. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Zayn's New Album "Icarus Falls" Has 27 Songs," 29 Nov. 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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