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ARS

1.
advanced record system.
2.
Agricultural Research Service.

ars est celare artem

[ahrs est ke-lah-re ahr-tem; English ahrz est suh-ley-ree ahr-tuh m, -lair-ee, ahrs] /ɑrs ɛst kɛˈlɑ rɛ ˈɑr tɛm; English ɑrz ɛst səˈleɪ ri ˈɑr təm, -ˈlɛər i, ɑrs/
Latin.
1.
it is art to conceal art; true art conceals the means by which it is achieved.

ars gratia artis

[ahrs grah-tee-ah ahr-tis; English ahrz grey-shee-uh ahr-tis, ahrs] /ˈɑrs ˈgrɑ tiˌɑ ˈɑr tɪs; English ˈɑrz ˈgreɪ ʃi ə ˈɑr tɪs, ɑrs/
Latin.
1.
art for art's sake.

ars longa, vita brevis

[ahrs lohng-gah wee-tah bre-wis; English ahrz lawng-guh vahy-tuh bree-vis, brev-is, vee-tuh, ahrs] /ɑrs ˈloʊŋ gɑ ˈwi tɑ ˈbrɛ wɪs; English ɑrz ˈlɔŋ gə ˈvaɪ tə ˈbri vɪs, ˈbrɛv ɪs, ˈvi tə, ɑrs/
Latin.
1.
art is long, life is short.
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noun phrase

art for the sake of art

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The Impressionists's motto was 'ars gratia artis'.

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