Art consists of paintings, sculpture, and other pictures or objects which are created for people to look at and admire or think deeply about. ⇒ ...the first exhibition of such art in the West. ⇒ ...contemporary and modern American art. ⇒ ...Whitechapel Art Gallery.
2. uncountable noun
Art is the activity or educational subject that consists of creating paintings, sculptures, and other pictures or objects for people to look at and admire or think deeply about. ⇒ ...a painter, content to be left alone with her all-absorbing art. ⇒ ...Farnham College of Art and Design. ⇒ ...art lessons.
3. variable noun
Thearts are activities such as music, painting, literature, cinema, and dance, which people can take part in for enjoyment, or to create works which express seriousmeanings or ideas of beauty. ⇒ Catherine the Great was a patron of the arts and sciences. ⇒ ...the Arts Council of Great Britain. ⇒ ...the Wexner Centre for the Visual Arts. [+ of] ⇒ ...the art of cinema.
4. plural noun [oft N n]
At a university or college, arts are subjects such as history, literature, or languages in contrast to scientific subjects. OPPOSITE: sciences ⇒ ...arts and social science graduates. ⇒ ...the Faculty of Arts.
5. adjective [ADJ n]
Arts or art is used in the names of theatres or cinemas which show plays or films that are intended to make the audience think deeply about the content, and not simply to entertain them. ⇒ ...the Cambridge Arts Cinema.
Tomoko was a diminutiveJapaneserestaurant above an art gallery.Mark Burnell CHAMELEONHe was a master in the art of inscrutability, Damin decided.Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEPMoney shows how we value things and nobody values real art any more.Stuart Harrison BETTER THAN THISJudy had been painting since she broke up with Kurt, who had left some of his art supplies behind.Lisa Scottoline ROUGH JUSTICE