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This artist, in the words of Lanzi, "was the first to see and follow light."

Eva Allen's brother, who is an artist, is illuminating one for me.

Of Rouquet's activities as an artist in England there are scant particulars.

Though a lover and possessed by his mistress Shakespeare was still an artist.

The winning of a battle is not enough to engage all our admiration; it must be won by an artist.

Borrowed it of an artist who's wintering in Mexico; cheap; just as it stands.

To the artist, expression is the only mode under which he can conceive life at all.

He keeps playing with action as an artist plays with a theory.

It is a spectacle that may inspire the philosopher no less than the artist.

A reproduction of a work of art, by the artist that made the original.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "one who cultivates one of the fine arts," from Middle French artiste (14c.), from Italian artista, from Medieval Latin artista, from Latin ars (see art (n.)).

Originally used especially of the arts presided over by the Muses (history, poetry, comedy, tragedy, music, dancing, astronomy), but also used 17c. for "one skilled in any art or craft" (including professors, surgeons, craftsmen, cooks). Now especially of "one who practices the arts of design or visual arts" (a sense first attested 1747).

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