When does art become fine art? What qualities must an ordinary piece of art possess in order to be considered fine? Most dictionaries define "fine art" as "anything created for beauty or aesthetics rather than utility." Fine art can be expressed in painting, sculpture
, graphics, and architecture
-- all of which require skill and creativity.
According to this standard, a chart detailing the parts of a flower or the various breeds of chickens would not be considered fine art -- since these pieces are intended to be more informative than beautiful. On the other hand, "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt
is an excellent example of