The Different Classifications of Art

What is art? Art is used to describe a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities. It is the use of skill and imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, environments, or experiences that can be shared with others. You can use art to express your inner thoughts whether negative or positive and make it into something beautiful.  Until the 17th century, art is a skill or mastery and was not differentiated from crafts or sciences, but in modern time the art is distinguished from acquired skills in general.

There are two main classifications of art, and these are:

FINE ARTS-purposely created by people for pleasure and appreciation.  It includes art forms developed for aesthetics.

Visual Arts

Performing Arts


Painting and Drawing






Conceptual Art








PRACTICE ARTS- is the application of design and aesthetics to objects of function and everyday use.  They are also called useful, functional or manual art since those created by people applies it in their daily lives.

Industrial Design

Graphic Design

Fashion Design

Interior Design



                                    Whether we like it or not, art is everywhere.  From a kid drawing while listening to music to a grown up doing his everyday job, art is in our lives.  Art has been there long before we were born, we just did not notice it. We just have to nurture and protect the freedom of art in this generation because it can be an excellent way of showing meaningful messages to other people that is why we have to continue passing these messages that someday it would have an effect to humanity.  It is because of the classifications of art that I hoped that someday the world would change and it would make the world a better place to live in.