The categories of fine arts
Fine art is art developed for aesthetical aims. This principle distinguishes it from crafts and applied art. Aside from basic categories that include architecture, sculpture, painting, music, theatre and dance, the notion also refers to such forms as:
- Movie making
- Conceptual art
Visual and conceptual forms of fine arts
All visual forms of fine arts are created with the help of special tools (pencils, brushes, paints). An average person is more or less aware of certain peculiarities of visual art owing to its prevalence in the modern world and a rather long history. Conceptual forms of art are different. In this type of art, concepts and ideas involved in a work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns. The term of conceptual art appeared in the 1960s and was associated with a strict and rather focused practice of idea-based art. It became popular in Britain and spread gradually all over the world. Sometimes this term is used synonymously to contemporary art (it does not comprise traditional skills of painting and sculpture).
Mentioning dance as a form of conceptual art, we should accentuate that it isn’t only about body movements; it is rather a form of expression, social interaction. For centuries, dance has been used as a way of nonverbal communication between people or animals. Dance is interconnected with theatre that is also a category of conceptual art. Modern theatre is represented by genres like drama and comedy. Musical theatre also became quite popular nowadays.
Fine arts film is a notion that encompasses motion pictures and the field of film as one of these categories. A film is a series of pictures recorded with a camera or made from images using different animation techniques. It is deemed to be an important art form, a source of popular entertainment and a method of education and influence.
The beautiful world of Leonid Afremov paintings
Conceptual art categories appeared only owing to the existence of visual ones. This is logical, since everything in this world develops from simpler forms and reaches a considerable scope in a while. Nevertheless, visual art still prevails among all other forms of art. There are a great number of artists today that work in different genres and follow different trends in their paintings. One of them is Leonid Afremov, a famous Jewish artist painting in a vivid Impressionist style. His canvases are so colorful and emotional that they seem to be alive. You can see them all over the web, in fine art galleries and at fine art auctions. Modern facilities allow you to enjoy and even buy art without leaving your home. To compare prices on different websites or find out fine art auction results, you just have to make a couple of clicks. If you are interested in visual art, take a look at Leonid Afremov online gallery and decorate your home with one of his lovely canvases!
Modern art prints