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Different Forms of Art There are different forms of art which affect our emotions and feelings.

This article will attempt to discuss the different forms of art that make our life more enriching. Different Forms of Art How do we define art? Art is a medium through which we express our emotions, intellect and ideas. It is through art that we can communicate to the world our inner feelings and our creativity that only exists within our minds. Art has many forms from visual arts to performing arts. Many great civilizations and cultures are perceived to be great because they were advanced in arts. The strength and culture of an entire nation or civilization rests upon how rich the art of that particular country or civilization is. There are different forms of art like painting, sculpture, literature, architecture, music, dance, theater and films. Here we will discuss the different art forms and how they have evolved through the centuries. What are the Different Forms of Art Whatever the form of art that we see, its main characteristic is that it is pleasing to the senses. It expresses the feelings of the artist and it can be interpreted in various ways by different people. Any type of art essentially tells a story and it is a form of communication with another human being that is indirect but deeply profound. Art has a tendency to deeply move our soul and most masterpieces that we see in museums are a silent testimony to that. Although there are different forms of art, they can be divided into two classes: visual art and performing art. Visual art includes paintings, sculpture, literature, calligraphy, photography and architecture. Performing arts are all forms of dance, music, theater and films. Another way that different forms of art are classified as is fine art, commercial art, modern art and applied art. However such classifications are a little confusing since some of these art forms tend to overlap and what might be considered as applied art by one person can be considered as fine art by another.

ideas that are in the mind of the artist and which are open to interpretation. There are many drawing and sketching techniques and what an artist uses depends upon his skills and preferences. Painting - Paintings are classified according to the style in which they are made as well as the genre and main object of the painting. Still life, landscapes, seascapes, abstract and pop are the different types of painting genres that are popular among artists. Moreover, the kind of medium used for the painting like oil colors, pastels, water colors, charcoal and the surface that it is painted on whether canvas or paper has a bearing on the final outcome of the painting. Sculpture - Sculptures are also among the different forms of art that falls under visual art. Sculptures can be defined as a three dimensional art form that uses materials like clay, stone or wood for its execution. Sculptures are essentially made in two ways. Either they are formed bit by bit into a particular shape and structure as it is in the case of a clay structure or it is chiseled and carved from a block of wood or a piece of stone. There are many clay sculpture ideas that an amateur can take inspiration from while attempting to make a sculpture. Calligraphy - The art of writing letters in a manner that it looks visually appealing is defined as calligraphy. Calligraphy is a form of visual art that has great commercial value and is much sought after. For calligraphy a special calligraphy pen with a flat nib or brushes dipped in paint is often used. There are many calligraphy styles and usually it takes a lot of training and skill to learn these calligraphy alphabets and styles. Photography - Photography is the art of producing an image of an object on a photographic film. The way the image is captured with the use of light differs from photographer to photographer. There are different types of photography, from fashion photography, wild life photography, food photography to wedding photography and more. Also take a look at the various types of photography.

Visual Arts
Visual art can be defined as a form of art that uses any medium to represent the artist's idea, emotion and imagination. Visual art like paintings, sculptures and architecture have evolved with time and different periods saw the emergence of different art movements. The most famous art movements and styles are Impressionism, cubism, surrealism, expressionism, favism, art noveu, realism and relativism. Visual arts can be further classified as

Applied Art
Applied art is a part of visual art and it can be defined as art that has practical application as well as functionality. Let us discuss the different types of applied art. Architecture - Architecture is a form of applied art and Johann Wolfgang Van rightly said that "Architecture is frozen music". Architecture can be classified as commercial or applied art. Designing and building any construction might seem to be a marvel of science, but good architectural design is actually a form of art. An architectural design should not only be functional but also aesthetically pleasing. There are different architectural styles from Colonial, Victorian, French Colonial, Spanish to the modern ones.

Drawing- Drawing is a representation of any form or object by hand through the medium of pencil, pen, charcoal, etc. Drawings are not necessarily a depiction of what we see around us. A drawing can also be abstract, illustrating certain emotions and

Fashion Design - Fashion design is the art of designing apparels that are aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. Fashion design involves working with different types of fabrics and patterns which are then designed into garments. Good design, great fit and impeccable style are the hallmarks of a great fashion design. Jewelry Design - Jewelry design is also a different form of art and it involves the design of intricate pieces of jewelry from metals, wood or plastic. Metals that are primarily used for designing jewelry are gold, silver, platinum, copper, etc. Jewelry design also incorporates precious and semi precious stones for its execution. A good jewelry design should not only have a great design and style but should be wearable too. Wood Crafts - Any object that is made with wood that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye as well as functional is called as wood crafts. Furniture and decor items are examples of woodworking. Design can be curved on wood or different wood pieces can be joined together in wood craft. Interior Design - The art of planning the design, layout and style of an architectural space, be it home or office is called as interior design. Interior designing includes furnishings, furniture placement, layout of the interiors and many other factors. Visual art is a highly evolved one and there are many people who are masters in their field. How can anyone not be moved by looking at Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa or the beautiful Water Lilies painting by Claude Monet. Pablo Picasso, Van Gogh, Raphael, Salvador Dali and John Constable are some notable names in the field of paintings and sculpture.

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Singing - The act of producing sound with the voice in a rhythmic manner so as to be pleasing to the ear is known as singing. Singing is often accompanied by the use of musical instruments. There are different singing styles ranging from operatic, classical, modern, country, pop, etc. There are many famous singers in the world who have incredible talent and voice quality. Learning to sing takes a lot of dedication and effort and only the truly talented can attain great heights of fame. Films and Theater - Another form of performing art is theater and films. Both theater and films use stories that captures the imagination of people. It is also a good form of entertainment. Theater as a form of art has evolved from medieval times to become one of the best mode of entertainment. Theater artists perform in front of an audience and there are various forms of theater that are performed across different regions of the world. In films, a story is revealed that is enacted by actors and has elements of dance and music to give people a complete entertainment package. Opera (more on Italian Opera), carnivals, circus, magic shows and concerts are all also different forms of art that are performing in nature. Music - One of the most difficult art forms to define, music is also one of the most admired art forms. Any harmonious sound either vocal or produced from a musical instrument can be defined as music. But music is so much more than that. Music has the power to change our mood, lift our spirits and emotionally move us. There are different types of music from rock music, country music, jazz and soul. Here's a closer look at the different types of music: Blues Music Country Music Indie Music Rock Music Rap Music Classical Music Gospel Music Indie Rock Rock and Roll Soul Music

Performing Arts
Of all the different forms of art, performing arts is much appreciated and enjoyed by people - dance, music, opera, films, theater, drama (more on the elements of drama), magic shows and stand up comedies. Artists that perform these arts are known by the type of art that they have perfected. Singers, actors, comics, magicians, dancers and musicians are all people who do these performing arts. Let us discuss the different forms of performing arts one by one. Dance - Moving the body in a particular sequence to music is called as dancing and there are many forms of dance. A particular dance form can be from a particular region or country that has the steps and movement to a particular type of music prevalent there. Dance is a kind of non verbal communication and movement of the body is aesthetically pleasing and harmonious. Both classical as well as modern dance are different forms of performing art. The different dancing styles are: Ballet Dancing Salsa Dancing Line Dancing Ballroom Dancing Tango Dancing Tap Dancing

This was all about different forms of art. Art is symbolic representation of ideas and thoughts. It has the power to move us. Different forms of art work are an expression of the feelings, imagination and creativity of an individual. Art knows no boundaries and the different art forms are always of help whenever we feel the need to stimulate our senses.