What’s Fine Art

Storm Surf

During our meeting Sunday morning one question that came up was: What is fine art? What I said was that is was art for art’s sake. Something to be enjoyed. It has little or no additional meaning.

I decided to look up Fine Art on the web and got pretty much the same definition. Here are a few of them:

Fine art describes an art form developed primarily for aesthetics and/or concept rather than practical application.

Those referred to by scholars as being chiefly concerned with the mind and imagination. In short, art for art’s sake. Not created for decorative, illustrative or commercial purposes.

art: the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; “an art exhibition”; “a fine collection of art”

works made to be enjoyed, not functional, and judged by the theories of art.