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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.
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|Noun||1.||fine arts - the study and creation of visual works of art|
painting - creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
texture - the characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts - studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills); "the college of arts and sciences"
reproduce - recreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc.; "this DVD player reproduces the sound of the piano very well"; "He reproduced the feeling of sadness in the portrait"
classical, classic - of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture; "classic Cinese pottery"
nonclassical - not classical
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