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.
a medium for artistic expression: ballet, sculpture, opera, and other art forms.
a medium other than the artistic regarded as having highly developed or systematized rules, procedures, or formulations: international diplomacy regarded as an art form.
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How to use art form in a sentence
There is an art form to getting people to their breaking points without injuring them.
BuzzFeed — which turned quizzes into an audience-data harvesting art form — is still stumping site visitors with tests like the one promising to detect “Your Soulmate’s First Initial Based On The 4th Of July Party You Plan.”
Also, maybe this is geeky, but I love listening in on earnest discussions of craft among people who respect each other as much as they care about their art form.Top Chef: Portland Was the Kindest Season Yet. Does the Finale Change That? | Elijah Wolfson | July 2, 2021 | Time
Here’s a look at how Ross elevated relaxation to an art form.Why is watching Bob Ross paint so dang soothing? We decided to investigate. | Sara Chodosh | July 2, 2021 | Popular-Science
All of the art forms called “time-based” proceed at a pace determined by their creators, but only video and film have the seeming power to speed, slow, stop and even reverse time.In the galleries: An intimate panorama of video art’s variety and breadth | Mark Jenkins | June 25, 2021 | Washington Post
It took decades for comics to recover and emerge as an adult art form.
Veteran illustrator Howard Brodie was on the case, pioneering the rising art form.O.J., Martha, Jagger, and Manson: Capturing Celebrities in the Dock | Justin Jones | May 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Last year Ellen Page made waves by elevating the celebrity video game cameo to an art form.Kevin Spacey and the Most Inexplicable Celebrity Video Game Cameos | Amy Zimmerman | May 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He recognized that the paper cut-outs could become an art form in themselves.
He was not only prolific, but also created an entirely new art form with his vivid, cut-out paper works.
But in spite of her popularity, it should never be forgotten that the novel is an art-form, not a medium for doctrinaires.Essays on Modern Novelists | William Lyon Phelps
But to tell truth she has chosen a difficult and dangerous if alluring art form.
The result is, another art-form has to be employed, the Fairy Tale, of which we have already spoken.Homer's Odyssey | Denton J. Snider
If this were so, it were a grievous fault—at any rate in so far as the moving-picture play aims at being an art-form.A Librarian's Open Shelf | Arthur E. Bostwick
They are developing the embryo of what was the arts-and-crafts idea into a really fine, useful and satisfying art form.Greenwich Village | Anna Alice Chapin
British Dictionary definitions for art form
a conventionally established form of artistic composition, such as the symphony or the sonnet
a recognized medium of artistic expression
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