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The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. In modern usage, it is a broader term than art, which usually means the visual arts (comprised of both fine art and crafts). Image File history File links Portal. ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... The word culture, from the Latin colo, -ere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... Venus de Milo exhibited in the Louvre museum, France. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The Cornfield is an oil on canvas painting by John Constable in 1826 Fine art refers to arts that are concerned with beauty or which appealed to taste (SOED 1991). ... Arts and crafts comprise a whole host of activities and hobbies that are related to making things with ones own hands and skill. ...


A precise definition of the arts can be contentious, but the following areas of activity are usually included:

Historically, the arts also included the liberal arts taught in medieval universities as part of the Trivium and the Quadrivium (grammar, rhetoric, logic, arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy.) The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... Venus de Milo exhibited in the Louvre museum, France. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Arts and crafts comprise a whole host of activities and hobbies that are related to making things with ones own hands and skill. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... Usually considered in the context of the applied arts, engineering, architecture, and other such creative endeavours, design is used as both a noun and a verb. ... Drawing is a means of making an image, using any of a wide variety of tools and techniques. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... Old book bindings at the Merton College library. ... Music is a form of expression in the medium of time using the structures of tones and silence. ... Sydney Opera House: one of the worlds most recognisable opera houses and landmarks. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Photography is the process of making pictures by means of the action of light. ... Look up poetry in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An Italian Futurist sculpture by Umberto Boccioni at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA). ... It has been suggested that Drama (art form) be merged into this article or section. ... The performing arts include theater, motion pictures, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, magic and the marching arts, such as brass bands, etc. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... ... The quadrivium comprised the four subjects taught in medieval universities after the trivium. ... Grammar is the study of rules governing the use of language. ... Rhetoric (from Greek ρήτωρ, rhêtôr, orator, teacher) is the art or technique of persuasion, usually through the use of language. ... Logic, from Classical Greek λόγος (logos), originally meaning the word, or what is spoken, (but coming to mean thought or reason) is most often said to be the study of criteria for the evaluation of arguments, although the exact definition of logic is a matter of controversy among philosophers. ... Arithmetic is the current mathematics collaboration of the week! Please help improve it to featured article standard. ... Table of Geometry, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... Music is a form of expression in the medium of time using the structures of tones and silence. ... Radio telescopes are among many different tools used by astronomers Astronomy (Greek: αστρονομία = άστρον + νόμος, astronomia = astron + nomos, literally, law of the stars) is the science of celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies) and phenomena that originate outside the Earths atmosphere (such as auroras and cosmic background radiation). ...


In modern academia, the Arts are usually grouped with or a subset of the Humanities. Some subjects in the Humanities are history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, women's studies. Plato is credited with the inception of academia: the body of knowledge, its development and transmission across generations. ... The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ... For other senses of this word, see history (disambiguation). ... Linguistics is the scientific study of human language, and someone who engages in this study is called a linguist. ... Old book bindings at the Merton College library. ... Philosopher in Meditation (detail), by Rembrandt. ... Womens studies is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to topics concerning women, feminism, gender, and politics. ...


Newspapers such as the New York Times and The Times of London typically include a section on the Arts. The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1785, and under its current name since 1788. ... London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom, and is the most populous city in the European Union. ...


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This is a list of academic disciplines (and academic fields). ... Venus de Milo exhibited in the Louvre museum, France. ... Art history usually refers to the history of the visual arts. ... The Cornfield is an oil on canvas painting by John Constable in 1826 Fine art refers to arts that are concerned with beauty or which appealed to taste (SOED 1991). ... The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ... The social sciences are groups of academic disciplines that study the human aspects of the world. ...

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