fine art

noun

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 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 For the last 25 years, the architect has helped create striking buildings for the venerable French label in destinations from New York to Nanjing, along the way helping to elevate luxury retail into fine art. Sandra Ramani, Robb Report, 23 Nov. 2021 For decades, the artistic endeavors of Native Americans and other indigeneous groups were rarely acknowledged as fine art. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Nov. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fine art.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Keep scrolling for more

First Known Use of fine art

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About fine art

Time Traveler for fine art

Time Traveler

The first known use of fine art was in 1686

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near fine art

fine and dandy

fine art

finebent

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for fine art

Last Updated

12 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Fine art.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fine%20art. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on fine art

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about fine art

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Color

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!