ars gratia artis

art for art's sake

Notes

Translated into Latin from Baudelaire's "L'art pour l'art". Motto of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. This phrasing is a direct translation of 'art for the sake of art.' While very symmetrical for the MGM logo, the better Latin word order is 'Ars artis gratia.'

Words

  • arsart, craft, science, skill, strategem
  • gratiaesteem, favor, for the sake of, grace, gratitude, in order to, obligation, thanks, to
  • artisart