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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 »

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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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The art of Japanese tree trimming, or bonsai, has its origins in China around 700 AD. The practice was adopted by the Japanese along with a number of other Chinese cultural practices during the Kamakura period between th... More »

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In art, the term "form" has two meanings. In its most basic application, form refers to a three-dimensional work of art, such as a sculpture or installation. In a broader sense, form is a concept that encapsulates all vi... More »

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The pyramid composition is one of the most fundamental compositions in art and photography. In a portrait that follows the pyramid composition, the subject's body forms an upright triangle shape, with the head in the top... More »

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A shape in art is a closed line that is limited to two directions: width and length. It is defined by other elements of art: form, space and value. A shape can be geometric, which means it is mathematically determined, o... More »

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