from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Art produced or intended primarily for beauty rather than utility.
- n. Any of the art forms, such as sculpture, painting, or music, used to create such art. Often used in the plural.
- n. Something requiring highly developed techniques and skills: the fine art of teaching.
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- n. An exact skill that needs practice to perfect.
- n. The singular form of fine arts.
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- n. the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
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There are many matters you may understand, but knowledge of the fine art of acting is to you an UNKNOWN QUANTITY.
The Metal concentration teaches students to create fine art jewelry, small-scale sculpture, and hollowware.
GARRY PARSONS studied fine art at Canterbury and went on to study illustration at the University of Brighton.
The behavior of the uniformed thugs—Babics, Balazsi, Gero, and the others, trained in the fine art of breaking humans—is less shocking than the more inspired cruelty of the amateurs, the less-well-rewarded semipros.
'Muses Gallantes', and that even of the 'Devin'; a motet I had composed for Mademoiselle Fel, and which she had sung at the spiritual concert; the frequent conferences I had had upon this fine art with the first composers, all seemed to prevent or dissipate a doubt of such a nature.
Celeste held on to the railing with both hands, trying not to gape at the fine art and one-of-a-kind, handcrafted seating that the stairs opened out into.
Herman, nothing loath, accepted the encore and repeated the Miltonic episode, expanding it somewhat, and dwelling with a fine art upon those portions of the narrative which he perceived to be most exciting to his audience.
Professional Surface Pattern Design introduces the fine art and technical aspects required for employment in the field.
For many generations it was held that the restoration of sculpture as a fine art was due to Italy, and specifically to Niccolo Pisano, but as a matter of fact the task was accomplished in France a century before his time.