Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author's imaginative, conceptual ideas, or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power. Other activities related to the production of works of art include the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art.
The three classical branches of art are painting, sculpture and architecture. Music, theatre, film, dance, and other performing arts, as well as literature and other media such as interactive media, are included in a broader definition of the arts. Until the 17th century, art referred to any skill or mastery and was not differentiated from crafts or sciences. In modern usage after the 17th century, where aesthetic considerations are paramount, the fine arts are separated and distinguished from acquired skills in general, such as the decorative or applied arts.
Though the definition of what constitutes art is disputed and has changed over time, general descriptions mention an idea of imaginative or technical skill stemming from human agency and creation. The nature of art and related concepts, such as creativity and interpretation, are explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics.
Some different types of art are animation, architecture, assemblage, calligraphy, ceramics, computer, Christian or religious, conceptual, artistic design, drawing, folk, graffiti, graphic, illuminated manuscript, illustration, mosaic, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, stained glass, tapestry, and video. Subclassifications include chalk, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolors, acrylics, miniature painting, engraving, lithography, screen printing, wood carving, dance, and acting.
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Let me define the art forms in terms of major spaces in which they are installed.
· Corporate Art: If you are an owner of a corporate space or work in a similar environment, you would have an idea that a goodinstalled can create a mighty difference in the working of the employees. This would inspire and motivate them to do better, thus increasing the productivity of the organization.
· Hospitality Art: Hospitality centers such as hotels and lodges etc. too could get suitable artworks installed in their spaces. This is the least expensive idea to decorate your spaces effectively and create a mind-blowing impression in the minds of your visitors.
· Healthcare Art: Healthcare centers such as hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics etc. too can induce a kind of mental healing by getting installed some good-quality artworks. These work as a positive healer and lessen the pains of the visitors of healthcare centers.
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