the various definitions of art according to dictionary.com

art1

[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

3.

a field, genre, or category of art:

4.

the fine arts collectively, often excluding architecture

5.

any field using the skills or techniques of art

6.

illustrative or decorative material

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

10.

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

11.

the humanities

12.

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

13.

trickery; cunning

14.

studied action; artificiality in behavior.

15.

an artifice or artful device

16.

Archaic . science, learning, or scholarship.

3,316.

Something created by something else. Including: everything

example:

the coffee stain on your tie, a picture of a waterfall, a waterfall, the dirt beneath your fingernails, the song you cannot get out of your head, the sunrise, 4am, 9:15pm, noon, midnight, tomorrow,yesterday, today.

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One Response to the various definitions of art according to dictionary.com

  1. Katie G. says:

    Awesome post Seth. There is so much to consider when you think of the word “art” and it’s obvious this blog has a lot of ground to cover.

    Which of those definitions appealed to you most? I’d love hear everyone’s stories about when and how “art” came to mean something to you.

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