Adjective "art" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
  1. 'great art is concerned with moral imperfections'
  2. 'A lot of people who know nothing about art say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.'
  3. 'There may be more beautiful nudes in the history of art; there are none more erotic or more real.'
  4. 'In the last 15 years Scotland has been a leading light in the field of public art and public sculpture.'
  5. 'She would also like to teach Catford children to appreciate art and culture.'
  6. 'His style is almost synonomous with the idealism of beauty and peace in renaissance art.'
  7. 'The countervailing forces are an absolute faith in her achievements and in the redeeming power of art.'
  8. 'Hence a potential, and often open, conflict between art and the powers that be.'
  9. 'Blindness need no longer be a barrier for people who want to appreciate art.'
  10. 'If the show can be taken as a barometer of visual art in this country, there is much to be excited about.'
  11. 'The works of both artists attest to their belief in the transforming power of art in society.'
  12. 'his collection of modern art'
  13. 'Built after the First World War it's renowned for its Rodin, but more modern art also has a place.'
  14. 'When he died in 1784 he was chiefly known as a sentimental playwright and art critic.'
  15. 'She was the muse and lover of the French poet and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire.'
  16. 'None the less it is possible for a student to buy art that will hopefully appreciate in value.'
  17. 'I like a lot of modern art but I am annoyed that so much gets paid for it.'
  18. 'Also, perhaps surprisingly, there is even a shortage of art, or at least of art that can be reproduced.'
  19. 'The Earl certainly had a fine eye for art and appreciated both the beauty and rarity of the items he collected.'
  20. 'So the labels and the catalogue are of greater importance here than in an exhibition of more modern art.'
  21. 'It has also been reported that some institutions may even lend against a work of art to buy more art!'
  22. 'It was originally built as a picture gallery for a large private art collection, with a glass roof.'
  23. 'she's good at art'
  24. 'This event features a range of activities across art, music, dance and film-making.'
  25. 'For all his inspiration, the artist still had to work at his art, and find people to buy it.'
  26. 'This also makes them ideal for artists or art students seeking inspiration or affirmation.'
  27. 'Its activities include the provision of lunches and a wide range of leisure activities from art to yoga.'
  28. 'She had a real flair for art and did some brilliant drawings and paintings while she was here.'
  29. 'If an artist can stay humble and focus only on his art, he rises way beyond his talent and his craft.'
  30. 'Much of his work in stimulating art activities in the borough was carried out modestly and behind the scenes.'
  31. 'We use art, poetry and prose so that visitors can feel and experience the beauty of nature.'
  32. 'Its sub groups included clubs for activities like drama, art and crafts, and country dancing.'
  33. 'Unlike other prizes, the Turner does not attempt to award various categories of art or artists.'
The various branches of creative activity, such as painting, music, literature, and dance.
  1. in singular 'the art of photography'
  2. 'Boys are less likely than girls to read and take part in music and the arts.'
  3. 'Writers would also like to see more subsidy for Scottish publishers, and for the arts and literature in general.'
  4. 'In any community, music and the arts are not seen as stable professions.'
  5. 'In the arts, literary and artistic canons are no longer restricted to the work of men.'
  6. 'He said more time should be spent on music, the arts and reading to allow pupils to think in a less regimented way.'
  7. 'A key part of the project will be to explore and promote the relationship between science, technology and the arts.'
  8. 'Iqaluit is a step closer to having its own year-round centre for showcasing the arts and culture.'
  9. 'Outside medicine she loved the arts and literature and particularly classical music and opera.'
  10. 'The arts develop because of aptitude, talent, genius, hard work and serendipity.'
  11. 'The charity will also concentrate on funding the arts through sponsorship of music, ballet, opera and film.'
Subjects of study primarily concerned with human creativity and social life, such as languages, literature, and history (as contrasted with scientific or technical subjects)
  1. 'the Faculty of Arts'
  2. 'It was after she had studied business and arts at college in Bangkok that McIntosh came to wider public prominence.'
  3. 'I think my sensibilities were running more towards arts and humanities than math and science.'
  4. 'Schoolteachers today are struggling to find time to fit arts subjects into a crowded national curriculum.'
  5. 'It thus encompasses in a unique way the arts, social sciences, and natural sciences.'
  6. 'We are here to write an essay and a poem for our arts and social sciences course.'
  7. 'The theme is York's environment, which takes in science, geography, history and arts topics.'
  8. 'It was a similar story at Strathclyde University when I rang about its arts and social sciences course.'
  9. 'Looking ahead, construction will be completed on the new arts and humanities building by October.'
  10. 'At school, she will excel at the arts subjects, and will also develop a love of literature.'
A skill at doing a specified thing, typically one acquired through practice.
  1. 'If he's too late he'll sit and wait: for Max has mastered the art of queuing up.'
  2. 'We must thank the broadcasters for their renewed effort to revive the art of conversation.'
  3. 'How important was the ability to practice the art of seduction for a modern spy?'
  4. 'He reasons that if he is to take the job seriously he must master the art of getting good performances from actors.'
  5. 'It's quite an art actually; it's amazing the speed that some of these line managers can work at.'
  6. 'When your schedule is as packed as mine you have to master the art of multitasking to get things done.'
  7. 'We all know card tricks are about the speed of the hand beating the eye but Daniel is an expert in the art.'
  8. 'Used correctly, e-mail is a great asset but it's no substitute for the art of conversation.'
  9. 'He was often fingered as the source of government leaks and is skilful in the art of invisibility in times of trouble.'
  10. 'This is part of the art of being a practitioner and can greatly influence the ability to heal the patient.'

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    1. the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.

    2. the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of art collectively, as paintings, sculptures, or drawings: a museum of art; an art collection. See also fine art, commercial art.

    3. a field, genre, or category of art: Dance is an art.

    4. the fine arts collectively, often excluding architecture: art and architectu

    More examples(as adjective)

    "events can be art."

    "staffs can be art."

    "organisations can be art."

    "colleges can be art."

    "traditions can be art."

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    (art)Middle English: via Old French from Latin ars, art-.


    art for art's sake
    art is long, life is short
    the art of war