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    Fine art is art that is for no other purpose than display, as opposed to applied art. The term has nothing to do with whether something is good art or bad art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    Fine art is art that is for no other purpose than display, as opposed to applied art. The term has nothing to do with whether something is good art or bad art.


    That's what I was looking for. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbill View Post
    Here's a thread from the last time someone asked the same question: 6 pages
    http://www.apug.org/forums/archive/i...p/t-31823.html

    here's another: 5 pages
    http://www.apug.org/forums/archive/i...p/t-63323.html



    Perhaps the topic should be a sticky thread....

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    ... Always ends the same way: to each his own. [...] "Fine art" is a fundamentally useless term now...
    I'll have to tell the Fine Art Dept at our university... Poor souls, I bet they have no idea!

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    It's like a Supreme Court justice once said of obscenity (someone will know who this was, I don't feel like looking it up,) "I can't define it, but I know it when I see it."

    That's less true of "fine" art than obscenity, I think, but the definition of "art for the sole purpose of display, not applied art" makes good sense to me.

    I agree to avoid the term. The real problem with using this as a descriptive term for one's own work is that "fine" implies excellent quality in most people's minds, even though it isn't meant that way in this term. There ought to be a value-neutral term meaning "art solely for display." Then again, there is - art. Various "applied art" are sub-categories, and if isn't any of those, it's just art. Maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilk View Post
    I'll have to tell the Fine Art Dept at our university... Poor souls, I bet they have no idea!
    I'm willing to bet that half the students don't!

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    Three threads, merged and stuck.
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    "Fine Art Photography" to me is what other people aspire to produce, I'm still struggling with photography.
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    It means most of them discovered they could put their crayons in a pencil sharpener.

    In the case of Photography, I'm sure if Stiglitz Flat Iron building is anything to go by, he forgot to focus first!

    What do I know, I'm not a fine art student, just a photography student trying to take pictures people might like, but I don't read the right books, the emperor is naked and his balls are turning blue.
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