Regular art buyers and art website users mostly know basic visual art terms, though sometimes simple visual art phrases are obfuscated by the use of heavy literary jargon. We, at eindiaartfestival.com, are trying to simply commonly used terms in visual art for online art website users. The art glossary may help read artworks and facilitate to reach at deeper insights while exploring art history section and specialized art blog on eindiaartfestival.com. The effort is to present basic comprehensible description in simple language.
Art is an expression that reflects thoughts and musings of an artist, either imaginative or realistic, expressed through the visual art elements – line, colour, and form. Fine artworks that have no functional value as such include paintings, drawings, and graphic prints. Sculptures and ceramics that artists have to mold and shape by hand are called ‘Plastic Art’. However, in a broader sense, all visual arts sometimes referred to as ‘Plastic art’. There are applied and decorative arts, which have the utilitarian value like industrial designs, craft or ornament items. Though ancient Indian scriptures mention 64 forms of Indian fine arts, seven are considered major fine art branches, which includes Paintings, Sculptures, Literature, Music, Dance, Theatre (Drama) and Architecture.