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Fine art

Fine art is a term used to refer to fields traditionally considered to be artistic. It is also used to describe "high-quality" works from these fields. "Fine art" differs from "useful art" (craft) in that it is purely aesthetic whereas crafts are made to serve a practical purpose. eg. A sculpture of a teapot that does not actually work is fine art, however, one that does work is craft.

The Fine Arts

See also: art, visual arts and design, contemporary art

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