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Had you rather witness the sports of the gymnasia than the works of artists?

Answers not dissimilar have been given before by other artists in like case.

Some of the artists mentioned above were also portrait painters.

Artists say that by their stern canons she is a perfect woman.

Of the artists the old ladies disapproved, without a dissenting voice.

I had all the artists, the students, dying folks, and the failures.

I know that when the picture is finished all artists will be well pleased with it.

She had, of course, heard of artists, but she never expected to meet any.

The other artists laughed and asked for the gentleman's address.

Have they selected the artists for the new decorations of the Hotel de Ville?'

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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