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    Creative art and Fine art


    By a broad definition of art,[9]

    artistic works have existed for almost as long as humankind:from earlypre-

    historic arttocontemporary art;however, some theories restrict the concept to modern Western


    The first and broadest sense of artis the one that has remained closest to the older Latin

    meaning, which roughly translates to "skill" or "craft." A few examples where this meaning proves very

    broad include artifact, artificial, artifice,medicalarts, andmilitaryarts. However, there are many other

    colloquial uses of the word, all with some relation to itsetymology.

    The second and more recent sense of the word artis as an abbreviation for creative artor fine artand

    emerged in the early 17th century.[13]

    Fine art means that a skill is being used to express the

    artist'screativity,or to engage the audience's aesthetic sensibilities, or to draw the audience towards

    consideration of the finerthings.

    The word artcan refer to several things: a study of creative skill, a process of using the creative skill, a

    product of the creative skill, or the audience's experience with the creative skill. The creative arts (artasdiscipline) are a collection of disciplines that produce artworks(artas objects) that are compelled by a

    personal drive (art as activity) and convey a message, mood, or symbolism for the viewer to interpret (art

    as experience). Art is something that stimulates an individual's thoughts, emotions, beliefs, or ideas

    through the senses. Artworks can be explicitly made for this purpose or interpreted on the basis of images

    or objects. Although the application of scientific knowledge to derive a new scientific theory involves skill

    and results in the "creation" of something new, this represents science only and is not categorized as art.

    Often, if the skill is being used in a common or practical way, people will consider it a craft instead of art.

    Likewise, if the skill is being used in a commercial or industrial way, it may be considered commercial

    artinstead of fine art. On the other hand, crafts anddesignare sometimes consideredapplied art.Some

    art followers have argued that the difference between fine art and applied art has more to do with value

    judgments made about the art than any clear definitional difference.[14]

    However, even fine art often has

    goals beyond pure creativity and self-expression. The purpose of works of art may be to communicate

    ideas, such as in politically, spiritually, or philosophically motivated art; to create a sense

    ofbeauty(seeaesthetics); to explore the nature of perception; for pleasure; or to generate

    strongemotions.The purpose may also be seemingly nonexistent.

    Artis a diverse range ofhuman activitiesand the products of those activities; this article focuses primarily

    on thevisual arts,which includes the creation of images or objects in fields

    includingpainting,sculpture,printmaking,photography,and other visual media.Architectureis often

    included as one of the visual arts; however, like the decorative arts,it involves the creation of objects

    where the practical considerations of use are essentialin a way that they are usually not for a painting,

    for example.Music,theatre,film,dance,and otherperforming arts,as well asliterature,and other mediasuch asinteractive mediaare included in a broader definition of art orthe arts.


    Creative artsis a subject of study for a number ofuniversities,including those that offer a degree

    ofBachelor of Creative Arts.[1]

    Areas of study includedramaturgy,music,graphic

    arts/cartooning,performing arts,film,publishing,galleries,museums,and thevisual arts.