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
“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?
“Yes; you can show us the treasure,” cried Artis, with a half-laugh.
“Give him time,” said Artis, who looked nervous and strange.