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Laura Limem
 Definition of art
 Forms of art
 History
 Traditional art
 Modern art
 conclusion
 Art is the expression of creativity or imagination. The word art
  comes from the latin word ars, artis, which means
  "skill/craft/art". Art is commonly understood as the act of
  making works (or artworks) which use the human creative
  impulse and which have meaning beyond simple description.




       What are the different forms of art?
         What changes has known the art through the years?
 The term creative arts denotes a collection of disciplines whose
  principal purpose is the output of material for the viewer or
  audience to interpret.
 As such, art may be taken to include forms ranging from literary
  forms ( prose writing and poetry); performance-based forms
  (dance, acting, drama, and music); visual and “plastic arts"
  (painting, sculpture, photography, illustration); to forms that
  also have a functional role, such as architecture and fashion
  design.
 The oldest art objects in the world—a series of tiny, drilled snail

  shells about 75,000 years old—were discovered in a South
  African cave.



 Many great traditions in art have a foundation in the art of one of

  the great ancient civilizations: Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia,
  Persia, India, China... Each of these centers of early civilization
  developed a unique and characteristic style in their art.
 In Byzantine and Medieval art of the Western Middle Ages, much art
  focused on the expression of Biblical and not material truths, and used
  styles that showed the higher unseen glory of a heavenly world, such as the
  use of gold in the background of paintings, or glass in mosaics or windows.




 Renaissance art had a greatly increased emphasis on the realistic depiction
  of the material world, and the place of humans in it, reflected in the
  corporeality of the human body, and development of a systematic method
  of graphical perspective to depict recession in a three dimensional picture
  space.
 In the east, Islamic art's rejection of iconography led to emphasis on
  geometric patterns, calligraphy, and architecture. Further east, religion
  dominated artistic styles and forms too.




 The stylized signature of Sultan Mahmud II of the Ottoman Empire
  was written in Arabic calligraphy. It reads Mahmud Khan son of
  Abdulhamid is forever victorious.
 India and Tibet saw emphasis on painted sculptures and dance
  with religious painting borrowing many conventions from
  sculpture and tending to bright contrasting colors with emphasis
  on outlines.




 China saw many art forms flourish, jade carving, bronze work,
  pottery, poetry, calligraphy, music, painting, drama, fiction, etc.
  Chinese styles vary greatly from era to era and are traditionally
  named after the ruling dynasty.
Painting by Song Dynasty artist Ma Lin, c. 1250. 24,8 × 25,2 cm.
 looking to the history we discover that the most popular forms of
  traditional art are paintings and drawings, wood, stone and
  metal sculpture, carved furniture, glass and textiles.

 Traditional art, also known as folk art, is by self-taught artists
  who create pieces used in their daily lives that are "fashioned of
  wood, metal, pottery, glass, textiles, paper and other materials,"
  as stated in Folk Art.

 According to Folk Art, "the traditional art movement has its
  roots in the European countries from which early colonists and
  later immigrants came."
 Modern artists experimented with new ways of seeing and with
  fresh ideas about the nature of materials and functions of art. A
  tendency toward abstraction is characteristic of much modern
  art.

 The term is usually associated with art in which the traditions of
  the past have been thrown aside in a spirit of experimentation.



 Modern form of art are architecture, plastic art, dancing,
  fashion design, music…
As a sequence, art has became widespread because of the
   consortium between the tradition and modernity.

				
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