Fine art

art developed primarily for aesthetics

A fine art is an art for aesthetics or creativity. It has to have some sort of practical meaning.[1]

The Art of Painting; by Johannes Vermeer; 1666–1668; oil on canvas; 1.3 × 1.1 m; Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, Austria)
The Tower of Babel; by Pieter Bruegel the Elder; 1563; oil on panel: 1.14 × 1.55 m; Kunsthistorisches Museum

Related pagesEdit


  1. Blunt, 48–55
  • Blunt Anthony, Artistic Theory in Italy, 1450–1600, 1940 (refs to 1985 edn), OUP, ISBN 0198810504

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