It's a song about several songs, and this meta aspect never sounds forced or calculated - instead, it seems artful and intuitive.
Notice the very, very artful wording.
Kaufman's film has the better script, artful direction and tremendous performances from the likes of Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Fred Ward.
In any case, the idea of the soliloquy would greatly influence Browning's poetry, later characterised by its artful monologues, even if it would take years to be used to full effect.
United and Arsenal both discovered to their cost just how artful and ruthless this double act can be.
I wouldn't dispute the accuracy, I just thought it was remarkably artful , and would expect nothing less of you, Ari.
Not all of them are original; some are not especially artful .
And unlike his two compatriots, Mehrjui's work is mostly devoid of the artful interplay between life and art that is so characteristic of their work.
Meals are presented in an artful yet not overly fussy manner.
All the tried-and-tested gripes about it being a waste of taxpayers' money and not being any more artful than, say, the fire extinguisher or the plug socket resounded around the room.