1. Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature.
a. 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.
b. The study of these activities.
c. The product of these activities; human works of beauty considered as a group.
3. High quality of conception or execution, as found in works of beauty; aesthetic value.
4. A field or category of art, such as music, ballet, or literature.
5. A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.
a. A system of principles and methods employed in the performance of a set of activities: the art of building.
b. A trade or craft that applies such a system of principles and methods: the art of the lexicographer
(The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 2003)
art is expression; and expression we may describe, for our own ends, as the putting forth of purpose, feeling, or thought into a sensuous medium, where they can be experienced again by the one who expresses himself and communicated to others. (Croce)
1. the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"
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. a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
4. photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication; "the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book" [syn: artwork] (Wordnet®3.0, 2006)
A visual object or experience consciously created through an expression of... [continues]
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