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Applied and commercial arts

Parent categories: functional - art - "low" arts

Subgenres: decorative arts - fashion - industrial design - interior design - architecture - photography graphic design -

Movements: modern style - Art Deco - Art Nouveau - Bauhaus

Compare: high art - fine art

image sourced here. [Mar 2005]
Example of grahic design

Applied arts

Applied arts refers to the application of design and aesthetics to objects of function and everyday use. Whereas fine arts serve as intellectual stimulation to the viewer or academic sensibilities, the applied arts incorporate design and creative ideals to objects of utility, such as a cup, magazine or decorative park bench.

The fields of industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design, decorative art and functional art are considered applied arts.

In a creative context, the fields of architecture and photography are considered applied arts. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applied_art [Aug 2005]

Commercial art

Commercial art refers to art that is made for the purposes of commerce. The term is somewhat obsolete and is currently being replaced in many colleges with the term "Visual Communication."

Commercial art can include many genres of art and categories of art technique, including:

see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commercial_art [Feb 2005]

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