Word of the Day: Art

art / ärt   noun  
  1. a skill acquired by experience, practice, etc.
To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007  
  1. a branch of learning
Poetry is one of the ancient arts, and it began as did all the fine arts, within the original wilderness of the earth. Mary Oliver, 1935-2019  
  1. a field which requires experience in a certain skill
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. Andy Warhol, 1928-1987  
  1. the use of imagination and skill to create and produce aesthetic
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Aristotle, 384 BC – 322 BC  
  1. creative endeavors collectively, i.e., music, painting, theater, dance; usually combined with the word fine
We live in this world in order always to learn industriously and to enlighten each other by means of discussion and to strive vigorously to promote the progress of science and the fine arts. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791  
  1. the principles of a craft or branch of learning
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Albert Einstein, 1879-1955  
  1. cunning; a skillful plan
With care and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time’s malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day! From ‘The Destroyer’ by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1850-1919  
  1. illustrative elements in print materials
The art in ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ was done by illustrator John Tenniel.   adjective  
  1. produced for decorative or creative purposes
An art book is a museum without walls. Andre Malraux, 1901-1976