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ars gratia artis

[ahrs grah-tee-ah ahr-tis; English ahrz grey-shee-uh ahr-tis, ahrs] /ˈɑrs ˈgrɑ tiˌɑ ˈɑr tɪs; English ˈɑrz ˈgreɪ ʃi ə ˈɑr tɪs, ɑrs/
Latin.
1.
art for art's sake.
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noun phrase

art for the sake of art

Examples

The Impressionists's motto was 'ars gratia artis'.

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