Origin of fine art
British Dictionary definitions for fine arts
Culture definitions for fine arts
Art that is produced more for beauty or spiritual significance than for physical utility. Painting, sculpture, and music are fine arts.
Idioms and Phrases with fine arts
Something requiring highly developed techniques and skills, as in He's turned lying into a fine art, or The contractor excels in the fine art of demolition. This term alludes to the fine arts, such as music, painting, and sculpture, which require both skill and talent. It is now often used to describe anything that takes skill to do. [First half of 1800s]