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What are the different art forms?

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.

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 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.
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 art 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 it is
canvas or paper has a bearing on how the painting would look.
Sculptures are also among the different art forms 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
sculpture 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.
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 months of training and skill to learn these calligraphy alphabets and
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, wildlife photography, food
photography to wedding photography and more.
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.
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.
Fashion design is the art of designing apparel that are aesthetically
pleasing as well as functional. Fashion design involves working with
different types of fabrics and patterns which are then designed into
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
Any object that is made with wood that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye
as well as functional is called 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.
The art of planning the design, layout and style of an architectural space,
be it home or office is called interior design. Interior designing includes
furnishings, furniture placement, layout of the interiors and many other
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.
Performing Arts
Of all the different forms of art, performing arts is much appreciated and
enjoyed by people - dance, music, opera, films, theater, 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
Moving the body in a particular sequence to music is called 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.

-- Ballet Dancing 
-- Ballroom Dancing 
-- Salsa Dancing 
-- Tango Dancing 
-- Line Dancing 
-- Tap Dancing 
-- Belly Dancing 
-- Latin Dancing 
-- Flamenco Dancing 
-- Hip Hop Dance
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.
A form of performing art is theater and films. Both theater and films use
stories that capture the imagination of people. It is also a good form of
entertainment. Opera, carnivals, circus, magic shows and concerts are also
different art forms that are performing in nature.
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.
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.

-- Blues Music 
-- Classical Music 
-- Country Music 
-- Gospel Music 
-- Indie Music 
-- Indie Rock 
-- Rock Music 
-- Rock and Roll 
-- Rap Music 
-- Soul Music 
Art is symbolic representation of ideas and thoughts. It has the power to
move us. Different art forms 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.