The term art relates to the theory and physical expression of creativity within societies and culture. The main forms of arts include literature, performing arts and visual arts. Some art forms combine performance and visual elements or artwork with words.
The visual arts are art forms such as drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, design, architecture, photography, video and filmmaking. As well as this, they include both the applied arts such as graphic design, fashion design, industrial design, interior design and decorative art, and the fine arts.
Literary arts or literature is any written work which has both an artistic and intellectual value. The concept of literature has evolved over the years and currently, it consists of both oral and written works. Additionally, with the development of digital, electronic literature has become a form of art as well. Literature is classified according to its genre: fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose. Also, it is distinguished according to its major forms: the novel, short story and drama.
Performing arts are forms of art where artists use their bodies, voices or inanimate objects to express themselves in an artistic way. Performing arts include different disciplines, performed on a stage in front of a live audience. However, with the development of audio and video recordings, these performances can be seen at home. Finally, performing art disciplines include theatre, object manipulations, dance and music. Music and dance date to the prehistoric time when they were adopted in circuses.
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