The main difference in fine art and applied art is that fine art is intended to create beauty and pleasure in looking while applied art is intended to be an aesthetic approach to performing a specific duty. Fine arts are... More »

To buy fine art, first educate yourself by visiting local galleries and finding artists with good reviews. Find artwork by the artists you researched, and choose a few that you like. Ask for the prices of the pieces you ... More »

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Prints of Robert Wood's artwork are available at stores that sell fine art prints or through online auctions. Buyers can find a complete archive of paintings by Robert Wood at RobertWood.net. More »

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Some of the most popular works of art of the 20th century time include Pablo Picasso's "Les Demoiselle d'Avignon," Salvador Dali's "The Persistence of Memory," Andy Warhol's "Campbell's Soup Can" and Grant Wood's "Americ... More »

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Nonfunctional art is art that serves no utilitarian purpose. It is in direct contrast with functional art, which has both an aesthetic value and a utilitarian purpose. More »

The elements of art include line, shape, form and space. Other art elements are texture, value and color. Artists create art by combining two or more of these elements with design. More »

A major characteristic of ancient Egyptian art is the use of simple lines and shapes. The Egyptians believed this created an orderly, balanced presentation, and they tended to portray life and people as they wished them ... More »