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
Recent Examples on the Web Sourcing Italian food products and cooking tools is raised to a fine art at Gust Gallucci’s Italian Foods & Market, 6610 Euclid Ave. Beth Segal, cleveland, 11 Feb. 2022 Amphibious boats have been around since World War II, but Iguana has brought the design to a fine art with its retractable track system—as opposed to the wheels on some other amphibious boats. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 3 Aug. 2021 However, there have been numerous wonderful additions of fine art and design dealers to the show. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 29 Apr. 2022 Upgrade their collection of fine art with a Meural Canvas. Sam Dangremond And Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 21 Apr. 2022 Robert Read, the head of fine art at Hiscox, a specialist insurer that often works with European museums, said in a telephone interview that the issues around returning works were likely logistical, rather than political. New York Times, 21 Mar. 2022 His Japanese oeuvre ranges from fine art to gangster genre thriller. Patrick Frater, Variety, 18 Mar. 2022 Thiebaud came to fine art after years of experience as a cartoonist, including a brief stint at Walt Disney Studios as a teenager, and commercial artist. Mary Rourke, Los Angeles Times, 26 Dec. 2021 Outside, more than 15 local vendors will have booths selling handmade gifts and goods, from baked treats to wreaths to fine art. al, 10 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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24 May 2022

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“Fine art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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