FINE ART DEFINITIONS
Wikipedia: In European academic traditions, fine art is art developed primarily for aesthetics or beauty, distinguishing it from applied art that also has to serve some practical function, such as pottery or most metalwork.
Oxford Dictionaries: Creative art, especially visual art whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content.
Cambridge Dictionary: A type of art that is admired for its beauty, for example, painting, sculpture, music, and dance
Collins Dictionary: Painting and sculpture, in which objects are produced that are beautiful rather than useful, can be referred to as fine art or as the fine arts.
Merriam-Webster: Art such as painting, sculpture, or music concerned primarily with the creation of beautiful objects and an activity requiring a fine skill.
Note: There are many characteristics that qualify a painting as Fine Art. And one of the most important criteria is paintings that have been painted in oil. The Blog has a full article about oil painting HERE.