- The definition of ars gratia artis is Latin for art for art's sake, the motto for the American media company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, to designate art that is independent of political and social requirements.
An example of ars gratia artis is building an art installation at Burning Man and burning it on the last night of the event.
ars gratia artis definition by Webster's New World
art for art's sake
Origin: Classical Latin