Definition of fine art in English:

fine art


  • 1[mass noun] Creative art, especially visual art whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content:

    ‘the convergence of popular culture and fine art’
    • ‘Their work seemed to be on the margins of what could be called fine art, a term whose own legitimacy was being questioned.’
    • ‘Ukiyo-e during its time was not considered as fine art but rather as commercial art.’
    • ‘Indeed, every department of fine art and art history should have one in its library.’
    • ‘Awarded a scholarship to study commercial art in Minneapolis, he shifted to fine art.’
    • ‘By learning to draw before attempting fine art, they have interrupted the process of pure creation.’
    • ‘This trajectory, from fine art to mass culture, was central to the show's purpose.’
    • ‘One distinctive feature of Hungarian culture is the merging of folk art and fine art.’
    • ‘The show includes everything from original fine art and limited editions to ceramics and jewelry.’
    • ‘We need to look at the premises of such a world that excludes works that are not fine art, high art, or in that most territorial of terms, mainstream art.’
    • ‘The show continues its mission of showcasing the overlooked genre of fine art by Black artists.’
    • ‘We will participate in it but, simply put, we will continue doing what we have done well for so long, which is sell fine art.’
    • ‘He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in fine art at Goldsmiths College, University of London.’
    • ‘I do, however, feel that fine art should be part of any financial portfolio.’
    • ‘These images still are recognized as fine art and are highly collectible.’
    • ‘Understanding just why is there a debate between computer art and fine art is what I am trying to do.’
    • ‘Crescent velvet finish paper combines a smooth finish with color imagery for fine art and photography.’
    • ‘The closer the artist remains to the creative process, the closer the jewelry is to fine art.’
    • ‘People think it's a show curated by a fine artist about fine art, so they find it strange.’
    • ‘I used to think that when it comes to fine art, I could influence my clients.’
    • ‘Her interests shifted to fine art as she discovered photography later in life.’
    fine art, artwork, creative activity
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  • 2An activity requiring great skill or accomplishment:

    ‘the fine art of drinking tequila’


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