Eight Forms of Art Term Paper

A look at various forms of art.
# 151871 | 1,062 words | 5 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Oct 19, 2012 in Art (Artists) , Art (History)

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This paper discusses what art is through various definitions and further focuses on the eight forms of art which include are paintings, sculptures, architecture, photography, printmaking, conceptual art, installation art, and performance art. The paper explores each form of art in individual sections of the paper, and highlights particularly important works. In each section, the paper also describes the artistic style used in the work and gives some background about the artist.


Art Defined
Paintings and Sculptures
Architecture and Photography
Printmaking and Conceptual Art
Installation and Performance Art

From the Paper:

"Printmaking seems to be harder for people to except as art as many see it as reproduction. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Again, much like the camera is the tool to photography and paint the tool to painting, impressions are the tool to printmaking. The thing with printmaking is that the impressions are actually created by the artist themselves and therefore unable to be truly reproduced. So printmaking requires the same ideologies as the definitions above. Creativity and skill are used to create the impressions that in turn create the print itself. An excellent example of printmaking is Betty Goodwin's "Vest" prints. "Conceptual Art is different from "Concept" as the content of art, but can be considered an abstract form of the idea and perception of the artwork originating in the artist's mind, which is later displayed in a proposed structure, and a variety of forms" (Caroun, n.d., p. 1). Again, the imagination and skills of the artist are used to create the aesthetic objects as described in the definitions of art. An example of conceptual art is "Vote/Emote" by Adrian Piper."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Caroun. (n.d). Conceptual Art. Retrieved from http://www.caroun.com/art/conceptualart/conceptualart.html
  • Dawn, W. (2010, May 19). Ten Best Performance Art Pieces of All Time. Retrieved from http://voices.yahoo.com/ten-best-performance-art-pieces-all-time-6052274.html
  • Dictionary.com. (2012). Art. Retrieved from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/art
  • Dummies.com. (2012). Understanding Installation Art. Retrieved from http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/understanding-installation-art.html
  • Merriam-Webster. (2012). Definition of Art. Retrieved from http://www.merriam- webster.com/dictionary/art

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