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
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The whole point of this event is to raise money for our fine arts. Jessi Virtusio, Daily Southtown, "Suburban Cowboys to headline St. Linus Hawky Tonk in Oak Lawn," 27 Apr. 2018 Bury is known among Charlotte bartenders as a guy skilled in the fine art of the cut-off. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "Out drinking in Charlotte? Someone is always watching you.," 29 June 2018 The crews at Richards have been working throughout the current school year to build an addition that will include an auditorium for use by fine arts programs and classroom space for music programs, including the school’s bands. Gregory Tejeda, Daily Southtown, "Tradesmen join students at Richards for lessons on workplace safety," 11 May 2018 Along the way, the plates themselves have become iconic, recycled into coffee tables, museum pieces, even fine art sculptures. Eric Betz, Discover Magazine, "A Heavenly Disk To Map The Universe," 13 Aug. 2018 In a true sign of the times, Paris’s newest fine art museum has gone digital. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Fine art goes full digital in new Paris museum," 30 Aug. 2018 Take for instance The Porch Sitters Union, a group formed to celebrate the fine art of porch sitting. Anne Roderique-jones, Town & Country, "Porching Isn't Just a Southern Tradition—It's a Way of Life," 15 Aug. 2018 The village also decided to end its relationship with the company after noticing that in recent years, the event had started featuring an increase in craft vendors offering wares that are not considered fine art, Maltas said. Karen Ann Cullotta, chicagotribune.com, "Long-running Buffalo Grove Art Festival canceled this summer," 29 June 2018 Why can’t people understand that fine arts majors are brave, bold and passionate about their crafts? Houston Chronicle, "Unhappy mom is harassed by her family of pranksters," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of fine art

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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fine art

noun

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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