Fine art?

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Fine art?

Postby chronic chick » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:06 pm

What does your state define as fine art?

Im required by my state to include fine art in my daughters course load and not totally sure what they mean?

Is foregin language or tae kwon do fine art?

photography? :D

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Postby Theodore » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:55 am

It's hard to define fine art, because there are differing opinions as to what fine art is. Generally speaking, though, it's going to mean painting, sculpture, etc. from ancient Greece and Rome, the Renaissance period, and a short list of more contemporary artists such as Monet or Picasso. No, foreign language is not a fine art, neither are sports. :) I don't think photography qualifies either as fine art, though it could be considered art.

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Postby StellarStory » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:13 pm

Definitions of fine art on the Web:

* Art created for purely aesthetic expression, communication, or contemplation. Painting and sculpture are the best known of the fine arts.

* art that is created for its own aesthetic purpose rather than for a practical, utility purpose. "Art for art's sake.

* works made to be enjoyed, not functional, and judged by the theories of art.

* usually refers to the traditional, Western European notion of the `high arts' (eg painting, sculpture, architecture, poetry, music)

* type of art primarily created for the purpose of providing beauty and enjoyment rather than for commercial use. It is often intended to be uplifting, thought provoking, and life-enhancing. ... ssary2.doc

* Fine art is actually the visual arts which include painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and some performance art but excludes other art forms such as poetry, literature, dance and music.

* art: the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"

* Fine art refers to arts that are "concerned and designates a limited number of visual art forms, including painting, sculpture, architecture and printmaking. ... art

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