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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
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    I think fine art is basically a synonym to a masterpiece. Meaning, a work that has been produced in order to show off the skill of the artist, done with the greatest care and attention to detail from actually creating the work and then presenting it. It's possible to analyze what makes a specific work of art "fine art", but there's not a lot to analyze when it comes to fine art in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mortimer View Post
    Not that I'm any expert, but lurking through all the old forum posts last night I actually came across this answer to this very question, posted by David Hall:

    it's art if you say it is, as the artist. It's fine art of the rest of the world agrees.

    To me, that about sums it up.
    ... and is willing to pay for it!
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    Sometimes... sometimes "fine art" is a code word for "non-pornographic pictures of naked women". I use the specific gender because it covers the vast majority of the abusers of the term 'fine art', but it can apply to "pictures of naked men" as well. Regardless of the gender, it usually has a certain, distinctive look to it, that like pornography, is very hard to define but you know it when you see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    It is difficult to define "art," but it is easy to define "fine art."

    "Fine art" is art for display only, not for illustration, document, journalistic purposes, commercial applications, advertisement, etc. "Fine art" does not mean "art" or "good art" or "great art."

    "Fine art" is opposed to "applied art." Specific works of "fine art" may be crap, and specific works of "applied art" or "illustration" may be great art, but there is nothing in the terms "fine art" or "applied art" that suggests one or the other.

    "Fine artist" is something you can put on your tax forms. "Artist" is something that it is up to future generations to decide.
    So, David, how does this differ from the old term we used in the past called "Pictorial"? They sure look about the same to me. In fact wouldn't PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHER look better on your business cards than Fine Art Photographer? Maybe not the "In" term anymore but a lot more "classy"......Regards

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    Robert Brandoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtimermetoo View Post
    So, David, how does this differ from the old term we used in the past called "Pictorial"? They sure look about the same to me. In fact wouldn't PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHER look better on your business cards than Fine Art Photographer? Maybe not the "In" term anymore but a lot more "classy"......Regards
    Pictorial photography is a style rather than overall term referring to images that meet David's criteria. There's a good summary on Wikipedia that covers the typical elements of that approach.

    I just avoid the words 'fine art' altogether. My business card says, "John Voss, Photographs". It will only take a second or so for anyone looking at my blog to realize I'm not the guy to hire for their wedding, bar mitzvah, or other event.
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