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Fine Arts

Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses, emotions, and intellect. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, photography, sculpture, and paintings. The meaning of art is explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics, and even disciplines such as history and psychology analyze its relationship with humans and generations.Excerpted from Art on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Subclass N: Visual arts

Visual arts covers the theory, philosophy, aesthetics, study and teaching of the visual arts; along with professional and economic aspects of art.

Subclass NA: Architecture

Architecture is the process of planning, designing and construction; usually in the form of buildings.

Subclass NB: Sculpture

Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions.

Subclass NC: Drawing, design and illustration

Drawing, design and illustration is the branch of the visual arts that operates in two dimensions, using instruments such as graphite pencils, pen and ink, wax crayons and chalk.

Subclass ND: Painting

Painting is the branch of visual arts that largely operates in two dimensions, involving the application of paint or similar media to a surface.

Subclass NE: Print media

Print media covers the two-dimensional visual arts auch as print making, etching, engraving and lithography.

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Art in different forms

A collage of four colour photographs. Clockwise from upper left: A painted self-portrait from Vincent van Gogh, a wooden African Chokwe-statue, detail from the painting Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli and a porcelain Japanese Shisa lion.

Subclass NK: Decorative arts

Decorative arts is the traditional term for the design and manufacture of functional objects; often categorized in opposition to the "fine arts" which generally have no function other than to be seen.

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Subclass NX: Arts in general

Arts in general covers subjects such as competitions, exhibitions, patronage an similar ancillary aspects of art.