Visual arts

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The visual arts are art forms that create works that are primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and architecture. These definitions should not be taken too strictly as many artistic disciplines (performing arts, conceptual art, textile arts) involve aspects of the visual arts as well as arts of other types. Also included within the visual arts[1] are the applied arts[2] such as industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design and decorative art.[3] The current usage of the term "visual arts" includes fine art as well as the applied, decorative arts and crafts.


  1. An article by art expert, Shelley Esaak: What Is Visual Art?
  2. Different Forms of Art- Applied Art. Retrieved 11 Dec 2010.
  3. "Centre for Arts and Design in Toronto, Canada". 2011-02-15. Retrieved 2011-10-30.