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The Three Traditional Forms Of ART (Explained)

The Three Traditional Forms Of ART (Explained)


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The Three Traditional Forms Of ART (Explained)

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The Three Traditional Forms Of ART (Explained)

Art is used to refer to a wide range of human practices of creative expression, storytelling and cultural participation. Arts is a vehicle through which human beings cultivate distinct social, cultural and individual identities, while transmitting values, impressions, judgments, ideas, visions, spiritual meanings, patterns of life and experiences across time and space.

Traditionally, art is divided into 3 forms:

  1. Literary arts
  2. Visual arts
  3. Performing arts


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1. Literary arts

Literature is literally “acquaintance with letters. The term has generally come to identify a collection of writings, which in Western culture are mainly prose (both fiction and non-fiction), drama and poetry.

In much, if not all of the world, the artistic linguistic expression can be oral as well, and include such genres as epic, legend, myth, ballad, other forms of oral poetry, and as folktale. Comics  also form a part of literature, they are the combination of drawings or other visual arts with narrating literature.


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2. Visual arts

The visual art are art forms such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, filmmaking, design, crafts and architecture.

Many artistic disciplines such as performing arts, conceptual art, and textile arts also involve aspects of visual arts as well as arts of other types. Also included within the visual arts are the applied arts such as industrial designgraphic designfashion designinterior design and decorative art.


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3. Performing Arts

Among many other forms of art, performing art is one of the most ancient ones. The origin of such an art form was purely based on the entertainment of people.

Performing arts comprises dancemusictheatreoperamime, and other art forms in which a human performance is the principal product. Performing arts are distinguished by this performance element in contrast with disciplines such as visual and literary arts where the product is an object that does not require a performance to be observed and experienced.


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