Fine art

Examples of fine art: sculpture and paintings.

Fine art is art that is produced or intended primarily for beauty rather than utility. It has an aesthetic rather than a functional purpose. Painting and sculpture are the best known forms of fine art, but the above definition also includes music, dance, theater, film, photography, and architecture.

The term fine art is a translation of the 18th century French term beaux arts. Today, it is mostly used to indicate a traditional perspective on the visual arts, often implying an association with classic or academic art, and excluding visual art forms that could be considered craftwork or applied art.

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