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    The different types of Art

    One of my uni subjects was Humanities, which had a small section talking about the different types of Arts in a basic manner. Even though i haven't got a good grasp of the types, i thinks since we're all here trying to solidify our path into something, it would be a good idea to identify the types with couple of examples so one can have a more focused line of practices.

    all i remember from this class are those types, but has no refernece on how they differ, because some are just similar.

    Realistic
    Naturalistic
    Abstracts
    Impressionism
    Expressionism
    Cubism
    Fauvism
    Pointilism

    On the forum, we have a section for Fine Arts, Illustrations and Concept Art (which i think they're important to be included as well).

    All contributions are welcome on this thread, we need everyone to benefit from this.

    P.S. i've searched and couldn't find a similar thread (sorry if it's available and i missed it). you can delete this thread if it has no mean of existing.

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    Before the imminent thread derailing into "modernism sucks!" offtopic...

    What exactly are you looking for?
    Artistic movements, types/forms of expression, history of ideas, genres?

    Because your list seems to overlap variously. Abstract and Naturalistic are ways of expression, the rest may be art movements, utilizing those in speciffic ways for certain goals. Realistic is... uh... neither? Realism would be an art movement, realistic probably means being faithful to the subject (Constructyvism and Analythic Cubism would probably be realistic abstracts in that sense). Fauvism is anywhere between Impressionism, Expressionism and Pointilism...

    Imho, that list is a mess.
    Bringing Illustration, concept art and Fine Art into it would make it even more ambiguous.

    Are you basicly looking for a list of labels that can be applied to any given art?

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    @ B u r l, thanks for the link.

    @ Gerulaitis, Sorry, it seems like my idea wasn't clear. my bad.

    i've seen threads here and there asking "how can i be an illustrator?" "how can i be a concept artist?", etc. i see ppl wondering or can't differentiate between illustration and a concept art?

    so i thought, since we're all here to learn from each others, i'd put up a post to display the different types of drawings, then ppl can choose and decide on their learning path. "oh! that's what i wanna learn to draw!". which gives them an idea what to look for when searching the net or books, or even for mentors.

    hope it makes more sense now.

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    I think there are a few abstract art sketchbooks. Though I can't think of any from the top of my head.

    However I don't think these approaches are as different as you make it out to be. They're basically different ways of dealing with the same principles. Abstract expressionism focuses purely on composition and color theory and mood, while figurative art more commonly has a narrative and representational focus. But to do one having knowledge in the other is still important to make good artist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie G View Post
    ...but ultimately this probably isn't the forum for them.
    if you know what is, i'd love to hear it.

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    Actually, my second paragraph was more directed towards the OP, if there was any confusion there... But yeah. My point was mainly that whatever art you want to do, you can probably find some use of the knowledge that's on this site. But if you want to be taught by an abstract expressionist there's probably a better place to look.

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    All these art movements happened because someone, at some point, decided to try doing art in a new way. If you're treating them like a list to select from I think you're kinda missing the point.

    Not that it's bad to know what's gone before or attempt to emulate it, but just yanking it out of its historic context and treating it as if this is all there is is unlikely to do anyone much good.

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    the internet has taught me that there are three types of art: realism, anime, and abstract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie G View Post
    I don't know what forum would be a better place for someone interested in other art types. Why not start one?
    Like wetcanvas? http://www.wetcanvas.com/

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    There are a stuffed shark, porcelain sculpture of a guy sexin' his pornstar wife, Jesus made out of cow doo doo, jewel-encrusted skull, and crucifix in Jesus.

    And yeah, there some stacked televisions by a Korean guy who died a long time ago. He left a quote, "Art is a scam.". His name is Paik, Nam-Jun. I hope he is assraped for eternity in Hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogidolim View Post
    I hope he is assraped for eternity in Hell.
    That is not okay to say. Ever.

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