ars gratia artis
[ahrs grah-tee-ah ahr-tis; English ahrz grey-shee-uh ahr-tis, ahrs]
- art for art's sake.
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Examples from the Web for artis
Artis himself has finally told a commission member that the brothers are innocent.
Artis just happened to live beside the soybean field where the 11-year-old was found.
A fabulous, fabulous skull by a Japanese artis, Katsuhyo Aoki.You Should Have Been There: Dispatches From Miami Art Basel
December 8, 2013
“Yes; you can show us the treasure,” cried Artis, with a half-laugh.
“Horrible idea for a man to wish to be embalmed,” said Artis, brutally.
I say so at once,” cried Artis, “that there may be no mistake.
But,” said Artis, quickly, “is the large sum in notes here—in this place?
“Give him time,” said Artis, who looked nervous and strange.