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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Pippa is also nestled amongst the best in fine arts that Nantucket has to offer. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "Inside Hotel Pippa, the Buzziest New Place to Stay on Nantucket," 1 Aug. 2018 According to Donna De Salvo, deputy director for international initiatives and senior curator at the Whitney, Warhol’s genius lay in linking the worlds of advertising and fine art. Brenda Cronin, WSJ, "Warhol Takes New York, Again," 26 Oct. 2018 Marble, grand chandeliers, antique furnishings, fine art — this hotel has got them all for days. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Your Ultimate Guide To A Long Weekend In Charleston," 9 Aug. 2018 Everyone knows that being a glam master means having makeup down to a fine art, but what about down to a street art? Zanna Roberts Rassi, Marie Claire, "Zanna Roberts Rassi Takes Us on a Beauty Road Trip," 24 July 2018 In a follow-up interview with Fortune, Sacks predicted that real estate will be the vanguard for a market where all sorts of assets—from fine art to shares in private funds—will be tokenized. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "PayPal Alum: How Blockchain Will Change Investing and Why Real Estate Will Be First," 19 May 2018 Watch demonstrations in doll making, beading and weaving, or shop for unique gifts in the Marketplace and fine art areas. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Major summer festivals in Milwaukee in 2018; Summerfest and many more," 18 May 2018 Mikel Kelley, who runs 4th Street Ceramics, grew up in Mount Horeb and later earned his master’s degree in fine arts from Washington University in St. Louis. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In the Troll Capital of the World, the arts thrive," 6 July 2018 Jacklyn would go on to get a master’s in fine arts from the University of Houston and is currently acting in New York. Diane Mastrull,, "No batteries required: These entrepreneurs are banking on a market for no-tech fun," 28 June 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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