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01-23-2010, 06:54 PM
I need to divide the vast subject of “The Arts” into at preferably 5 (perhaps six) sub-catagories. I realize I could toss this in “ask the experts” but what the hey, why leave my friends? So, would it make sense to divide the main subject ‘the Arts’ into the following:

1. Art (painting drawing etc)
2. Writing
3. Photography
4. Theatre
5. Sculpture.

Does that basically cover it? Or am I really missing something?

thanks =)

Silent Rob
01-23-2010, 07:22 PM

I also think it depends what you mean by 'the Arts'. Because if you're using it in the academic sense then you also need to consider the Humanities etc.

ETA: And perhaps Film should be there? Maybe with theatre.

01-23-2010, 07:33 PM
Omg duh, I had it in there once!

1. Art (painting drawing etc)
2. Music
3. Writing
4. Photography
5. Theatre
6. Sculpture.

better? or still missing?

Silent Rob
01-23-2010, 07:35 PM
I reckon Sculpture is really part of the Art (in the sense that it's a similar method of expression, but using different media).

Wayne K
01-23-2010, 08:20 PM
Is dance under theater?

01-23-2010, 08:34 PM
... would agree with sculpture being under the same category as art. Dance would be under theatre, I'm guessing. Maybe film would be with photography and form a larger category like Celluloid, etc?

01-23-2010, 09:23 PM
Dance and perfomance is under teather, me thinks. Otherwise it looks good list. :)

01-23-2010, 09:48 PM
Maybe also Design, as in architecture and fashion.

01-23-2010, 10:02 PM
Maybe your categories should encompass more? (Just my two pesos here)

1.) Visual
2.) Performance
3.) Literary
4.) Music
5.) Origami

I just woke up. I might have been pushing it with that last one.

01-23-2010, 11:37 PM
Film is also an Art.

Lyra Jean
01-23-2010, 11:57 PM
History is more Art than Science. If you're doing an academic angle.

01-24-2010, 02:14 AM
My suggestion would be

1) visual arts--2D (e.g. painting, photography, graphic design, comics)
2) visual arts--3D (e.g. sculpture, architecture, textile arts, fashion, installations)
3) Performance arts (e.g. film, theatre, music--as performed).
4) Text arts (e.g. poetry, scripts, prose--as written)

03-04-2011, 07:18 AM
Branded Art (Photography, Cinematography, Silkscreening)
Drawn Art (Painting, Etching, Sketching, Calligraphy)
Built Art (Sculpting, Pottery, Carpentry, Smithing, Architecture)
Told Art (Writing, Storytelling, Poetry, Drama)
Played Art (Dance, Singing, Playing, Gaming)