from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. art which deals with lofty and dignified subjects and is characterized by an elevated style avoiding all meretricious display.
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In his first bitterness at this inopportune humiliation, coming like a drop of vinegar in the honey of royal favour, he wrote furiously to Gansbacher, “I see now that her views of high art are not above the usual pitiful standard ” namely, that art is but a means of procuring soup, meat, and shirts.”
DEATH OF A GHOST (1934) - The death of the great painter John Lafcadio introduces Albert Campion to the strange world of high art and low intentions. (released separately) ** FLOWERS FOR THE JUDGE (1936) - Albert Campion investigates the scandal-plagued publishing house of Barnabas, Ltd. and discovers the author of a murder.
Unfortunatley David's teaching filled him with the belief that high art consisted in imitating the antique, and that the dignity of a painter constrained him to paint historical subjects.
The Dilettante Society, composed of young noblemen devoted to high art and good-fellowship, was discussing a scheme for a National Academy.
The same high art characterizes his treatment of the reliquary of St. Zenobius in the cathedral of Florence.
There is a point where high science transcends the technologic and enters the poetic, there is a point where high art transcends technique and enters the poetic.