American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature.
- n. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium.
- n. The study of these activities.
- n. The product of these activities; human works of beauty considered as a group.
- n. High quality of conception or execution, as found in works of beauty; aesthetic value.
- n. A field or category of art, such as music, ballet, or literature.
- n. A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.
- n. A system of principles and methods employed in the performance of a set of activities: the art of building.
- n. A trade or craft that applies such a system of principles and methods: the art of the lexicographer.
- n. Skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation: the art of the baker; the blacksmith's art.
- n. Skill arising from the exercise of intuitive faculties: "Self-criticism is an art not many are qualified to practice” ( Joyce Carol Oates).
- n. Artful devices, stratagems, and tricks.
- n. Artful contrivance; cunning.
- n. Printing Illustrative material.
- v. Archaic A second person singular present indicative of be.
- n. this sense?) (uncountable) Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature.
- n. uncountable The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colours, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium.
- n. uncountable Activity intended to make something special.
- n. uncountable A re-creation of reality according to the artist's metaphysical value judgments.
- n. uncountable The study and the product of these processes.
- n. uncountable Aesthetic value.
- n. uncountable, printing Artwork.
- n. countable A field or category of art, such as painting, sculpture, music, ballet, or literature.
- n. countable A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.
- n. countable Skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation.
- v. archaic Second-person singular simple present tense indicative of be.
- From Middle English, from Old English eart ("(thou) art"), second-person singular present indicative of beon-wesan, from Proto-Germanic *ar-t (“(thou) art", originally, "(thou) becamest”), second-person singular preterite indicative form of *iranan (“to rise, be quick, become active”), from Proto-Indo-European *er-, *or(w)- (“to lift, rise, set in motion”). Cognate with Faroese ert ("art"), Icelandic ert ("art"), Old English earon ("are"), from the same preterite-present Germanic verb. More at are. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin ars, art-; see ar- in Indo-European roots.Middle English, from Old English eart; see er-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“ATTRIBUTION: HILTON KRAMER, The New York Times art critic, in the late 1960s when the term minimal art was in vogue.”
“NATURE, the art whereby God hath made and governs the world, is by the art, of man, as in many other things, so in this also imitated, that it can make an artificial animal.”
“Cellinis use of the word arte for the art or trade of goldsmiths corresponds to the art as used by English writers early in this century.”
“Artistic and literary history is, therefore, _a historical work of art founded upon one or more works of art_.”
“The only way in which art could disallow such criticism would be to protest its irresponsible infancy, and admit that it was a more or less amiable blatancy in individuals, and not _art_ at all.”
“But, asks the reader, if every human activity resulting in visible or audible form is to be considered, at least potentially, as art; what becomes of _art_ as distinguished from _craft_, or rather what is the difference between what we all mean by art and what we all mean by”
“Throughout the previous part of the world's history art and craft have been one and the same, at the utmost distinguishable only from a different point of view: _craft_ from the practical side, _art_ from the contemplative.”
“Every trade concerned with visible or audible objects or movements has also been an art; and every one of those great creative activities, for which, in their present isolation, we now reserve the name of _art_, has also been a craft; has been connected and replenished with life by the making of things which have a use, or by the doing of deeds which have a meaning.”
“The least of these illuminators, with his insignificant eyeless face, possesses at his fingers 'ends the maximum of dexterity in this art of decoration, light and wittily incongruous, which threatens to invade us in France, in this epoch of imitative decadence, and which has become the great resource of our manufacturers of cheap "_objects of art_.”
“Nature, the art whereby God hath made and governs the world, is by the _art_ of man, as in many other things, in this also imitated, that it can make an artificial animal.”
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