What does visual arts mean?

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  1. visual arts(Noun)

    Art forms that are primarily visual in nature, such as painting, photography, printmaking, and filmmaking.


  1. Visual arts

    The visual arts are art forms that create works that are primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and architecture. These definitions should not be taken too strictly as many artistic disciplines involve aspects of the visual arts as well as arts of other types. Also included within the visual arts are the applied arts such as industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design and decorative art. The current usage of the term "visual arts" includes fine art as well as the applied, decorative arts and crafts, but this was not always the case. Before the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and elsewhere at the turn of the 20th century, the term 'artist' was often restricted to a person working in the fine arts and not the handicraft, craft, or applied art media. The distinction was emphasized by artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement who valued vernacular art forms as much as high forms. Art schools made a distinction between the fine arts and the crafts maintaining that a craftsperson could not be considered a practitioner of the arts. The increasing tendency to privilege painting, and to a lesser degree sculpture, above other arts has been a feature of Western art as well as East Asian art. In both regions painting has been seen as relying to the highest degree on the imagination of the artist, and the furthest removed from manual labour - in Chinese painting the most highly valued styles were those of "scholar-painting", at least in theory practiced by gentleman amateurs. The Western hierarchy of genres reflected similar attitudes.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of visual arts in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of visual arts in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alex Broun:

    Hopefully that is something that can change. look at what the Emirates Literary Festival has done for literature; what Dubai International Film Festival has done for film, the visual arts are very strong.

  2. Donald Trump:

    That’s a lot of collaboration with other people in a field that’s not your field. Visual arts is not my field, but what I’ve learned about it is from these people, you know, and they’ve helped bring me up in this field, from fine artists to people who are thought of as just illustrators who are just as talented in their own ways.

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