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erri2000
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Post by erri2000 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:41 am

art1   /ɑrt/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ahrt]

–noun 1. the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.

2. the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of art collectively, as paintings, sculptures, or drawings: a museum of art; an art collection.

3. a field, genre, or category of art: Dance is an art.

4. the fine arts collectively, often excluding architecture: art and architecture.

5. any field using the skills or techniques of art: advertising art; industrial art.

6. (in printed matter) illustrative or decorative material: Is there any art with the copy for this story?

7. the principles or methods governing any craft or branch of learning: the art of baking; the art of selling.

8. the craft or trade using these principles or methods.

9. skill in conducting any human activity: a master at the art of conversation.

10. a branch of learning or university study, esp. one of the fine arts or the humanities, as music, philosophy, or literature.

11. arts, a. (used with a singular verb) the humanities: a college of arts and sciences.

b. (used with a plural verb) liberal arts.

12. skilled workmanship, execution, or agency, as distinguished from nature.

13. trickery; cunning: glib and devious art.

14. studied action; artificiality in behavior.

15. an artifice or artful device: the innumerable arts and wiles of politics.

16. Archaic. science, learning, or scholarship.


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Origin:
1175–1225; ME < OF, acc. of ars < L ars (nom.), artem (acc.)

I would add art evokes emotion.

Makes you wonder "What would Larry do?"
It is alot like sex,
Some people just don't get it

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Post by Queue » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:21 pm

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Thank you for that definiton of art Erri2000, it gives me something to think about.

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Love is the new love
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