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 View fine art by Midwest artists and craftspeople at this juried festival in the KI Convention Center Feb. 29-March 1. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pulaski Days, Artigras, and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 23 Feb. 2020 To many students, these scholarships are vital to accomplishing a degree in a fine arts discipline. Laraib Hashmi, Houston Chronicle, "Pavilion Partners set for 21st annual scholarship fundraiser in March," 10 Feb. 2020 Displayed in museums and sold at high price points in art galleries, fine art can certainly seem inaccessible. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "This Startup Lets You Rent Original Artwork to Hang in Your Home," 30 Jan. 2020 Unlike similar auctions, which feature an average of 200 to 300 items, Buatta’s lot included nearly 1,000 pieces—furniture, decorative objects, and fine art—from his homes in New York and Connecticut. Lucia Tonelli, Town & Country, "Mario Buatta’s Home Collections Achieve $7.6 Million at Sotheby’s Auction," 27 Jan. 2020 Represented by the bull, Taureans are warm-hearted, indulgent, and long for the finer things in life, including gorgeous architecture, world-class cuisine and fine art of places such as the Cheval Blanc Randheli with Red Savannah in the Maldives. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "Where To Travel In 2020 Based On Your Zodiac Sign," 11 Jan. 2020 While large art product companies have stopped using mongoose hair in their products, traditional centres of fine art such as Kolkata and neighbouring Santiniketan still see mongoose hair brushes being used. Sibi Arasu, Quartz India, "Art kills around 100,000 mongooses in India every year," 17 Nov. 2019 The Oceanside Days of Art is slated to feature upward of 80 artists in the juried fine art show, who will sell their work ranging from paintings, ceramics and sculptures to fine jewelry, stained glass and photography. Linda Mcintosh,, "Days of Art this weekend in Oceanside," 12 Apr. 2018 Through March 30, the Farmington Main Library will host an art gallery show featuring fine art photography. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fine art

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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6 Mar 2020

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“Fine art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

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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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