fine art


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fine art

 (fīn)
n.
1.
a. Art produced or intended primarily for beauty rather than utility.
b. often fine arts Any of the art forms, such as sculpture, painting, or music, used to create such art.
2. Something requiring highly developed techniques and skills: the fine art of teaching.

fine art

n
1. (Art Terms) art produced chiefly for its aesthetic value, as opposed to applied art
2. (Art Terms) (often plural) Also called: beaux arts any of the fields in which such art is produced, such as painting, sculpture, and engraving

fine′ art′

(faɪn)
n.
a visual art created primarily for aesthetic purposes and valued for its beauty or expressiveness, specifically, painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics, or architecture.
[1760–70]

fine art

, commercial artwork - Fine art is any art created for its own sake, as opposed to commercial artwork.
See also related terms for sake.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fine art - the products of human creativityfine art - the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
artificial flower - a handmade imitation of a blossom
commercial art - art used for commercial purposes (as in advertising)
creation - an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
cyberart - art that is produced with the help of computer hardware and software
decoupage - art produced by decorating a surface with cutouts and then coating it with several layers of varnish or lacquer
diptych - a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on two panels (usually hinged like a book)
gem, treasure - art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
genre - a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
graphic art - the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking
grotesque - art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
kitsch - excessively garish or sentimental art; usually considered in bad taste
mosaic - art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
plastic art - the arts of shaping or modeling; carving and sculpture
triptych - art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together)
work of art - art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)
dance - an artistic form of nonverbal communication
Translations
الفُنون الجَميلَه
krásné umění
de skønne kunster
szépmûvészet
fagrar listir
güzel sanat

fine1

(fain) adjective
1. (usually of art etc) very good; of excellent quality. fine paintings; a fine performance.
2. (of weather) bright; not raining. a fine day.
3. well; healthy. I was ill yesterday but I am feeling fine today!
4. thin or delicate. a fine material.
5. careful; detailed. Fine workmanship is required for such delicate embroidery.
6. made of small pieces, grains etc. fine sand; fine rain.
7. slight; delicate. a fine balance; a fine distinction.
8. perfectly satisfactory. There's nothing wrong with your work – it's fine.
adverb
satisfactorily. This arrangement suits me fine.
interjection
good; well done etc. You've finished already – fine!
ˈfinely adverb
ˈfinery noun
beautiful clothes, jewellery etc. I arrived in all my finery.
fine art
art that appeals immediately to the senses, eg painting, sculpture, music etc. Painting is one of the fine arts.
References in classic literature ?
For love is the enemy of haste; it takes count of passing days, of men who pass away, of a fine art matured slowly in the course of years and doomed in a short time to pass away too, and be no more.
Cruelty, as a fine art, has attained its perfect flower in the trained-animal world.
Casaubon is not fond of the piano, and I am very glad he is not," said Dorothea, whose slight regard for domestic music and feminine fine art must be forgiven her, considering the small tinkling and smearing in which they chiefly consisted at that dark period.
of each literary work as a product of Fine Art, appealing with peculiar power both to our minds and to our emotions, not least to the sense of Beauty and the whole higher nature.
Brown's"; and she confides the card to the gentleman of the Fine Art Repository, who consents to allow it to lie upon the counter, where it grows dingy and fly-blown.
There is actually no place in this village for a work of fine art, if any had come down to us, to stand, for our lives, our houses and streets, furnish no proper pedestal for it.
When Korak hunted, Meriem usually accompanied him, for she had learned the fine art of silence, when silence was desirable.
Since he began to tread the devious paths of diplomacy, he has brought exactness in the small things of life down to a fine art.
The only really Fine Art we have produced in modern times.
Her father had given her the best masters in philosophy, medicine, history and the fine arts, and besides all this, her beauty excelled that of any girl in the kingdom of Persia.
This appears in works both of the useful and the fine arts, if we employ the popular distinction of works according to their aim either at use or beauty.
This commodious ottoman has since been removed, to the extreme regret of all weak-kneed lovers of the fine arts, but the gentleman in question had taken serene possession of its softest spot, and, with his head thrown back and his legs outstretched, was staring at Murillo's beautiful moon-borne Madonna in profound enjoyment of his posture.