Visual arts

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The visual arts include mediums such as painting and drawing; printing; sculpture; ceramics; photography; video; cinema; design; crafts; and architecture. The visual arts and other kinds of art are incorporated into many creative fields such as the performing arts, conceptual art, and textile arts, to name a few. Applied arts such as industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design, and ornamental art are also included in the category of visual arts.[1]

However, this was not always the case, since the word "visual arts" used to refer to both fine art and applied or decorative arts and crafts in the past. Prior to the Arts and Crafts Movement, which began in Britain and other parts of the world around the turn of the twentieth century, the term 'artist' had for many centuries been used to refer to someone who worked in the fine arts (such as painting, sculpture, or printmaking), rather than the decorative arts, craft, or applied Visual arts media (such as furniture). Artists associated with the Arts & Crafts Movement, who saw vernacular art forms as as important as high art forms, highlighted the difference. Art schools maintained that a craftsperson could not be called a practitioner of the fine arts, and that a difference between the fine arts and the crafts was established in their curriculum.


  1. "Centre for Arts and Design in Toronto, Canada". 2011-02-15. Archived from the original on 28 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-30.