Traditionally, art was considered to be mainly paintings and drawings. In more recent times, we have seen new art forms appearing; examples include: street art, graffiti art and digital art. These are the most general or common forms of art that you will hear about in today's society.Continue Reading
It is difficult to list details of every different known type of art form, because the art is so broad and different people see and experience art differently. To simplify this a little, we can categorize art into two main types: modern art and contemporary art.
Modern art is art created from the 1860s up until 1970 period and can often be recognized with the works of famous artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso. Contemporary art can be described as "art in our lifetime" or from the 1970s to the present day.Learn more about Fine Art
Pop art has influenced fashion through the use of various art forms, including fashion illustration, photography and the utilization of prints and designs taken from modern art and popular culture. Some artists that have employed pop art in fashion include Jeremy Scott, Keith Haring, Antonio Lopez, Patricia Field and Andy Warhol.Full Answer >
Art Nouveau, a form of art inspired largely by the shapes and forms of untamed nature, began during the 1880s and was prominent until World War I. Its name is a French phrase meaning "new art."Full Answer >
Optical illusions have been found in cave paintings, so an optical illusion is not considered an invention but instead is the result of man imitating the geometric forms seen in nature through architecture and art. Arab astronomer Alhazen wrote about the optical illusions in the sky in the 10th century.Full Answer >
"Elongation art" refers to paintings that feature figures that are painted with their forms elongated much more than they are in reality. Elongation is a form of abstract art that often depicts the stretched forms of people or objects in nature.Full Answer >