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  • n. 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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  • adj. See the Note under Art.

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  • n. the study and creation of visual works of art


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  • Romans but everywhere among the literate there was an acceptance of the proposition that, so far as schol - arship, literature, and the fine arts were concerned, the new age had recovered a sophistication and a mastery which had been lost for centuries.


  • Workshops are being jointly conducted by the museum and The Pomegranate Workshop, a venture which works with the artists in various art forms and develops unique methodologies to introduce the fine arts to children.

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  • He fears you will remain in Europe, but hopes you have so much amor patrice as to return and display your talents in raising the military and naval glory of the nation, by exhibiting on canvas some of her late naval and land actions, and also promote the fine arts among us.

    Letters and Journals 01

  • In this he proved a true prophet, and, as we shall see later, his exertions were a potent factor in establishing the fine arts on a firm basis in New York.

    Letters and Journals 01

  • The academy of fine arts has some paintings by well-known masters, mentioned above: San Romualdo, by Guercino; a collection of Byzantine and of Slav Madonnas, and sculptures by Canova and Thorwaldsen.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Vasari's Renaissance was strictly applied to the fine arts but, as we have seen, the metaphor of rebirth had earlier and regularly been applied also to literature and scholarship as well; fleetingly in Petrarch and


  • It would be a great addition to our pleasure to hear that those encouragers of the fine arts have offered him fifteen hundred or two thousand guineas for it ....

    Letters and Journals 01

  • I hope to make you laugh at yourself for your fears about me, and to convince you that the seclusion of Belgravia, though great, is not quite like that of Kamschatka; that John's pleasure is not my pleasure, that the welfare of the children is not my happiness, and that far from constantly devoting my time to them, one whole afternoon this week was devoted to the world and the fine arts in Westminster

    Lady John Russell

  • Cheunevid√®res, the best director of the fine arts France has ever had, afforded the unjustly criticised painter the opportunity for a decisive triumph.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Besides the university, there is a merchant-marine school, a Catholic high school, an academy of fine arts and other institutions of a similar nature.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI


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