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Architecture 1 25.00%
Dance 0 0%
Drawing/Painting 0 0%
Film 1 25.00%
Literature 2 50.00%
Music 1 25.00%
Photography 2 50.00%
Sculpture 0 0%
Theatre 0 0%
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post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old June 15th, 2007, 16:10 Thread Starter
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Your favorite art form

A pet peeve of mine is that people tend to equate art to painting, which is so very misunderstood. I think this misconception causes a very narrow view of "art", which is actually a wide classification.

Wikipedia (hey if you don't agree go change it) recognizes Fine art, which is the classical definition of art, to include
* Architecture (frequently considered a fine art, especially if its aesthetic components are spotlighted [in contrast to structural-engineering or construction-management components])
* Avant-garde music (much of it frequently considered both a performing art and a fine art)
* Dance (much of it frequently considered both a performing art and a fine art)
* Drawing
* Film and Cinematography
* Fine art photography
* Intermedia (interdisciplinary; traditionally referred to as Fine Art Media)
* Jazz music (very often considered both a performing art and a fine art)
* Literature and Creative writing
* Painting
* Printmaking
* Sculpture
* Textiles (if as "wearables" or "pre-wearables", is sometimes considered fine art; frequently considered fine art if part of an art display)
* Theatre (a performing art that is frequently also considered a fine art)
* Western art music (a performing art that is frequently also considered a fine art)

I don't think this is such a good definition, particularly because it duplicates art forms (music, for instance). But if you look under The arts, and under Art, the number of art forms is great.

That being said, people have different [mis]conceptions of what "art" means and I wonder what some of our art-o-philes here have to say on the matter

Meanwhile to liven up the place a bit I'm putting up a poll for the art form you most enjoy, through my subjective selection of forms.

La Juve? Lasciamo perdere.

Last edited by numerodix; June 15th, 2007 at 16:16.
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