the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of art collectively, as paintings, sculptures, or drawings: a museum of art; an art collection. See also , . a field, genre, or category of […]
- Arts and crafts
the handcrafting and decoration of especially utilitarian objects. plural noun decorative handicraft and design, esp that of the Arts and Crafts movement, in late nineteenth-century Britain, which sought to revive medieval craftsmanship
- Arts and crafts movement
a movement, originating in England c1860 as a reaction against poor-quality mass-produced goods, that sought to revive earlier standards of workmanship and design, conceiving of decoration and craftsmanship as a single entity to be applied to the handcrafted production of both utilitarian and decorative objects, and that produced furniture, textiles, wallpaper, jewelry, and other items, […]
- Arts medicine
arts medicine arts medicine n. A branch of medicine dealing with the special health needs of artists, such as the injuries and disorders suffered by musicians that result from playing a musical instrument.