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 pair met in college where both took classes in Filipino Studies, with Manuguid eventually majoring in fine arts and moving on to a career in experience design. Fortune, "Seattle’s Coolest New Restaurants Break the Mold," 8 Sep. 2019 Hirsh, who has worked as a surgical illustrator for 25 years, holds a bachelor’s in fine arts and a master’s in arts in biomedical visualization. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "Local artist to open exhibit at Oak Park Arms Sept. 8," 30 Aug. 2019 PANEL Express yourself Learn the fine art of networking at this group discussion hosted by BostonSpeaks. Max Jungreis, BostonGlobe.com, "Business agenda," 1 Aug. 2019 The festival presents a scholarship to a Lakewood resident who is a high school graduate and is pursuing a degree in fine arts. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Artists, entertainment highlight 42nd Lakewood Arts Festival: A Place in the Sun," 30 July 2019 Toty has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and was an artist in residence at MATC. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Couple turn east side party house into historically appropriate home with lush gardens," 25 July 2019 Welcome to Party Tricks, a monthly column in which bestselling cookbook author and entertaining pro Alison Roman schools us on the fine art of having people over without pulling out your hair. Alison Roman, Bon Appétit, "If You Can Open a Cheap Beer, You Can Make This Cocktail," 12 July 2019 Born in New York, Charnin initially set off on a career in fine arts before embarking on life as a struggling actor. Mark Kennedy, USA TODAY, "Martin Charnin, the Tony Award-winning lyricist behind 'Annie,' dies at 84," 7 July 2019 After years perfecting the fine art of ostrich racing, Hedrick’s crew – conspicuous at Ellis Park on Saturday afternoon in their denim and cowboy hats -- makes a complex process looks seamless. Gentry Estes, The Courier-Journal, "This one's for the birds: Ostrich races steal the show at Ellis Park," 6 July 2019

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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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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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