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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fine arts, beaux artsnoun

    the study and creation of visual works of art

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  1. fine artsnoun

    The purely aesthetic arts, such as music, painting, and poetry, as opposed to industrial or functional arts such as engineering or carpentry.

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  1. Fine arts

    In European academic traditions, fine art is made primarily for aesthetics or creative expression, distinguishing it from decorative art or applied art, which also has to serve some practical function, such as pottery or most metalwork. In the aesthetic theories developed in the Italian Renaissance, the highest art was that which allowed the full expression and display of the artist's imagination, unrestricted by any of the practical considerations involved in, say, making and decorating a teapot. It was also considered important that making the artwork did not involve dividing the work between different individuals with specialized skills, as might be necessary with a piece of furniture, for example. Even within the fine arts, there was a hierarchy of genres based on the amount of creative imagination required, with history painting placed higher than still life. Historically, the five main fine arts were painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and poetry, with performing arts including theatre and dance. In practice, outside education, the concept is typically only applied to the visual arts. The old master print and drawing were included as related forms to painting, just as prose forms of literature were to poetry. Today, the range of what would be considered fine arts (in so far as the term remains in use) commonly includes additional modern forms, such as film, photography, and video production/editing. One definition of fine art is "a visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetic and intellectual purposes and judged for its beauty and meaningfulness, specifically, painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics, and architecture." In that sense, there are conceptual differences between the fine arts and the decorative arts or applied arts (these two terms covering largely the same media). As far as the consumer of the art was concerned, the perception of aesthetic qualities required a refined judgment usually referred to as having good taste, which differentiated fine art from popular art and entertainment. The word "fine" does not so much denote the quality of the artwork in question, but the purity of the discipline according to traditional Western European canons. Except in the case of architecture, where a practical utility was accepted, this definition originally excluded the "useful" applied or decorative arts, and the products of what were regarded as crafts. In contemporary practice, these distinctions and restrictions have become essentially meaningless, as the concept or intention of the artist is given primacy, regardless of the means through which this is expressed.The term is typically only used for Western art from the Renaissance onwards, although similar genre distinctions can apply to the art of other cultures, especially those of East Asia. The set of "fine arts" are sometimes also called the "major arts", with "minor arts" equating to the decorative arts. This would typically be for medieval and ancient art.

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  1. fine arts

    Fine arts refers to the creation and study of visually appealing and intellectually stimulating works of art, especially for aesthetic and conceptual rather than practical or functional purposes. Such works include painting, sculpture, music, theater, dance, architecture, and other forms of creative or visual expressions. Fine arts emphasize creativity, eloquence, originality, and technical proficiency.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fine arts in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fine arts in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of fine arts in a Sentence

  1. E.C. Stedman:

    Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine arts; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest to reach true perfection.

  2. Howard University:

    Chadwick's love for Howard University was sincere, and although Chadwick Boseman did not live to see those plans through to fruition, it is my honor to ensure Chadwick Boseman legacy lives on through the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts with the support of Chadwick Boseman wife and the Chadwick Boseman Foundation.

  3. Schopenhauer:

    The mother of the useful arts is necessity, that of the fine arts is luxury; for father the former have intellect, the latter, genius, which itself is a kind of luxury.


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