Definitions of art

  1. photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication; " the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book"
  2. the creation of beautiful or significant things; " art does not need to be innovative to be good"; " I was never any good at art"; " he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
  3. the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; " an art exhibition"; " a fine collection of art"
  4. a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; " the art of conversation"; " it's quite an art"
  5. The second person singular, indicative mode, present tense, of the substantive verb Be; but formed after the analogy of the plural are, with the ending - t, as in thou shalt, wilt, orig. an ending of the second person sing. pret. Cf. Be. Now used only in solemn or poetical style.
  6. The employment of means to accomplish some desired end; the adaptation of things in the natural world to the uses of life; the application of knowledge or power to practical purposes.
  7. A system of rules serving to facilitate the performance of certain actions; a system of principles and rules for attaining a desired end; method of doing well some special work; -- often contradistinguished from science or speculative principles; as, the art of building or engraving; the art of war; the art of navigation.
  8. The systematic application of knowledge or skill in effecting a desired result. Also, an occupation or business requiring such knowledge or skill.
  9. The application of skill to the production of the beautiful by imitation or design, or an occupation in which skill is so employed, as in painting and sculpture; one of the fine arts; as, he prefers art to literature.
  10. Those branches of learning which are taught in the academical course of colleges; as, master of arts.
  11. Learning; study; applied knowledge, science, or letters.
  12. Skill, dexterity, or the power of performing certain actions, acquired by experience, study, or observation; knack; as, a man has the art of managing his business to advantage.
  13. Skillful plan; device.
  14. Cunning; artifice; craft.
  15. The black art; magic.
  16. The use of means to the accomplishment of some end; music, painting, sculpture, or literature, or the practice of one of them; practical skill; knack; cunning.
  17. Second pers. pres. indic. sing. of the verb be: used only in solemn or poetic style.
  18. 2d pers. sing. Of the present tense of the verb to be.
  19. Practical skill guided by rules: the rules and methods of doing certain actions: a profession or trade: contrivance: skill: cunning: artifice.
  20. 2d pers. sing. pres. tense of the verb to be.
  21. Skill guided by rules; rules and method of doing; skill; cunning; a trade.
  22. 2d per. sing. pres. ind. of BE, v.
  23. Skill in some practical work; dexterity; facility; a system of rules; as, the industrial or mechanical arts.
  24. The embodiment of beautiful thought in artistic forms; also, the works thus produced, collectively; as, the esthetic or fine arts; also, artistic skill.
  25. Craft; cunning.
  26. An organized body of trained craftsmen; a gild.
  27. The employment of means to the accomplishment of some end, directed by knowledge and skill; a system of rules directive of the skill in the attainment of a certain end; the practice of a system directed to the production of a work of art, generally of fine art; practical skill; dexterity; cunning. See Arts. Art and part, the contriving and partaking in a criminal art, said to be an abridgment of artifex particeps.
  28. The second person singular, indicative mood, present tense, of the verb to be.
  29. The 2d sing. of the pres. tense of am.
  30. Anything done by human skill- the opposite of nature; knowledge applied to the uses of everyday life- the opposite of science; a trade; skill; cunning.

Quotes of art

  1. What is art Nature concentrated. – Honore de Balzac
  2. Science, like art religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions. – Gregory Bateson
  3. To catch a husband is an art to hold him is a job. – Simone de Beauvoir
  4. What are you? What am I? Those are the questions that constantly persecute and torment me and perhaps also play some part in my art – Max Beckmann
  5. Study what thou art Whereof thou art a part What thou knowest of this art This is really what thou art All that is without thee also is within. – William Drummond
  6. All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography. – Federico Fellini
  7. I have a small house so I borrow everything except art that's what I love. – Salma Hayek
  8. Broad paths are open to every endeavour, and a sympathetic recognition is assured to every one who consecrates his art to the divine services of a conviction of a consciousness. – Franz Liszt
  9. Besides black art there is only automation and mechanization. – Federico Garcia Lorca
  10. The art of life is to show your hand. – Edward V. Lucas
  11. If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates. – Ezra Pound
  12. Our Father which art in heaven- Stay there- And we will stay on earth- Which is sometimes so pretty. – Jacques Prevert
  13. The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil. – Pythagoras
  14. The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  15. Land really is the best art – Andy Warhol

Usage examples for art

  1. I tried every art and love has many, but when I spoke so plainly, it seemed as if a very child must have understood me. – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  2. Art thou mad, Morayma? – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  3. Thou art too beautiful for any other man than I even to look upon! – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  4. You may work half an hour on it every day, and, when it is finished, it will be a pretty little gift for Mrs. Harrison, and it will also teach you something of an old- fashioned but useful art – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
  5. Haven't you noticed that our chaperon has been very much interested in art lately? – Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  6. 181 Poet and art writer. – A Brief Handbook of English Authors by Oscar Fay Adams
  7. " It is easy to see that thou art far from being a fool," he said. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  8. Living is like an art that some people never learn at all; I suppose the Crevequers were born knowing it- they had no need to learn it. – The Furnace by Rose Macaulay
  9. Let me see; art thee a lad to be trusted?" – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  10. 1656. The Art of Simpling. – The Old English Herbals by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
  11. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, and Art – Roumania Past and Present by James Samuelson
  12. Art can do something more than say this. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. What, have fear of change from thee who art ever the same? – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  14. But who art thou? – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  15. No- thou art content now? – A Village of Vagabonds by F. Berkeley Smith
  16. Thou art a happy mother; I live in the past: and all thy children I will love as if they were my own. – Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck by Ludwig Tieck
  17. A or an, art – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. What art thou, Life? – The Fatal Falsehood by Hannah More
  19. It is about the Javanese and their art and the court of Djokjakarta, very interesting; you would enjoy it. – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  20. Then he asked me whether I had the courage to make some beautiful work of art – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds

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