ars gratia artis


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ars gra•ti•a ar•tis

(ˈɑrs ˈgrɑ tiˌɑ ˈɑr tɪs; Eng. ˈɑrz ˈgreɪ ʃi ə ˈɑr tɪs, ɑrs)
Latin.
art for art's sake.
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Which film company has the motto 'Ars Gratia Artis'?
What is the meaning of the MGM Studios' Latin motto Ars Gratia Artis? 6.
Carlson uses the event to underscore an important point, one which has the potential to impact on modern critical interpretations of entire literary careers in the later Middle Ages, that poets were 'Not free agents, muse-driven, self-activating or self-motivating, producing art ars gratia artis, or not wholly so: poets were promiscuous tools, or were also, to be used for propaganda on behalf of commissioning agencies within the secular state' (p.
In many respects, the ceilings of England's finest cathedrals seem to represent the adage, ars gratia artis, but upon further study we realize that the techniques used were most important elements to the support of the cathedral vault.
Which film company has the Latin motto Ars Gratia Artis (Art for art's sake)?
Although Garnett's artistic ideas are admirable, as is her defense of ars gratia artis, an acknowledgement of the historical context so evident in Meiselas's photographs would have been appreciated.
The art of today has grown self-referential in an uncanny way--a new ars gratia artis. By expanding the boundaries, the new pluralism may have broadened the definitions of art.