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art form

noun
1.
the more or less established structure, pattern, or scheme followed in shaping an artistic work:
The sonata, the sonnet, and the novel are all art forms.
2.
a medium for artistic expression:
ballet, sculpture, opera, and other art forms.
3.
a medium other than the artistic regarded as having highly developed or systematized rules, procedures, or formulations:
international diplomacy regarded as an art form.
Origin of art form
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
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  • It may be said that, as an art form, it has achieved that distinction.

    Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie
  • And so with the stage, with sculpture, with opera, with every art form.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • No art form is so fleeting and so subject to the dictates of fashion as opera.

    Critical & Historical Essays Edward MacDowell
  • This lack of originality and inspiration is not necessary; it does not lie in the art form.

    The Photoplay Hugo Mnsterberg
  • Perhaps in no other art form were the tensions and transformations in the arts more conspicuous than in landscape gardening.

British Dictionary definitions for art form

art form

noun
1.
a conventionally established form of artistic composition, such as the symphony or the sonnet
2.
a recognized medium of artistic expression
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