Ars Gratia Artis Definition

ärz grāzhēə ärtis
Art for art's sake.
Webster's New World
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.
Art for art's sake; art for the sake of art.

Origin of Ars Gratia Artis

  • Latin translation of the French l'art pour l'art, a phrase creditted to Théophile Gautier : art for art's sake.

    From Wiktionary

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    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

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