art for art's sake(redirected from art for arts sake)
art for art's sake
The idea that art has no larger purpose or message than being an artistic expression. Don't interpret this piece as some sort of political statement—it's just art for art's sake.
art for art's sakethe idea that a work of art has no purpose beyond itself.
This phrase is the slogan of artists who hold that the chief or only aim of a work of art is the self-expression of the individual artist who creates it.