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{{more citations needed|date=May 2019}}{{short description|Art developed primarily for aesthetics}}File:Rembrandt Self-portrait (Kenwood).jpg|thumb|250px|Rembrandt; Self-Portrait with Two Circles; c. 1665–1669; oil on canvas; Kenwood HouseKenwood|thumb|250px|Kazimir Malevich, Black Square, 1923–29, oil on canvas, Russian MuseumRussian MuseumIn European academic traditions, fine art is art developed primarily for aesthetics or beauty, distinguishing it from decorative art or applied art, which also has to serve some practical function, such as pottery or most metalwork. In the aesthetic theories developed in the Italian Renaissance, the highest art was that which allowed the full expression and display of the artist's imagination, unrestricted by any of the practical considerations involved in, say, making and decorating a teapot. It was also considered important that making the artwork did not involve dividing the work between different individuals with specialized skills, as might be necessary with a piece of furniture, for example.Blunt, 48-55 Even within the fine arts, there was a hierarchy of genres based on the amount of creative imagination required, with history painting placed higher than still life.Historically, the five main fine arts were painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and poetry, with performing arts including theatre and dance.BOOK,weblink The Project Gutenberg EBook of Encyclopædia Britannica, 11, 10, 1911, In practice, outside education the concept is typically only applied to the visual arts. The old master print and drawing were included as related forms to painting, just as prose forms of literature were to poetry. Today, the range of what would be considered fine arts (in so far as the term remains in use) commonly includes additional modern forms, such as film, photography, video production/editing, design, and conceptual art.{{original research inline|date=May 2019}}{{opinion|date=May 2019}}One definition of fine art is "a visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetic and intellectual purposes and judged for its beauty and meaningfulness, specifically, painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics, and architecture."WEB,weblink Fine art | Define Fine art at,, 2014-03-13, In that sense, there are conceptual differences between the fine arts and the decorative arts or applied arts (these two terms covering largely the same media). As far as the consumer of the art was concerned, the perception of aesthetic qualities required a refined judgment usually referred to as having good taste, which differentiated fine art from popular art and entertainment.ENCYCLOPEDIA,weblink Aesthetic Judgment, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 22 July 2010, File:Watteau jeune fille.jpg|thumb|Antoine Watteau, drawing in Trois crayonsTrois crayonsThe word "fine" does not so much denote the quality of the artwork in question, but the purity of the discipline according to traditional Western European canons.{{citation needed|date=May 2012}} Except in the case of architecture, where a practical utility was accepted, this definition originally excluded the "useful" applied or decorative arts, and the products of what were regarded as crafts. In contemporary practice, these distinctions and restrictions have become essentially meaningless, as the concept or intention of the artist is given primacy, regardless of the means through which this is expressed.{{citation needed|date=August 2014}}The term is typically only used for Western art from the Renaissance onwards, although similar genre distinctions can apply to the art of other cultures, especially those of East Asia. The set of "fine arts" are sometimes also called the "major arts", with "minor arts" equating to the decorative arts. This would typically be for medieval and ancient art.


{{History of art sidebar}}According to some writers the concept of a distinct category of fine art is an invention of the early modern period in the West. Larry Shiner in his (The Invention of Art: A Cultural History) (2003) locates the invention in the 18th century:"There was a traditional “system of the arts” in the West before the eighteenth century. (Other traditional cultures still have a similar system.) In that system, an artist or artisan was a skilled maker or practitioner, a work of art was the useful product of skilled work, and the appreciation of the arts was integrally connected with their role in the rest of life. “Art”, in other words, meant approximately the same thing as the Greek word techne, or in English “skill”, a sense that has survived in phrases like “the art of war”, “the art of love”, and “the art of medicine.”JOURNAL,weblink A Third System of the Arts? An Exploration of Some Ideas from Larry Shiner's The Invention of Art: A Cultural History, Contemporary Aesthetics, Clowney, David, May 7, 2013, Similar ideas have been expressed by Paul Oskar Kristeller, Pierre Bourdieu, and Terry Eagleton (e.g. The Ideology of the Aesthetic), though the point of invention is often placed earlier, in the Italian Renaissance; Anthony Blunt notes that the term arti di disegno, a similar concept, emerged in Italy in the mid-16th century.Blunt, 55But it can be argued that the classical world, from which very little theoretical writing on art survives, in practice had similar distinctions. The names of artists preserved in literary sources are Greek painters and sculptors, and to a lesser extent the carvers of engraved gems. Several individuals in these groups were very famous, and copied and remembered for centuries after their deaths. The cult of the individual artistic genius, which was an important part of the Renaissance theoretical basis for the distinction between "fine" and other art, drew on classical precedent, especially as recorded by Pliny the Elder. Some other types of object, in particular Ancient Greek pottery, are often signed by their makers, or the owner of the workshop, probably partly to advertise their products.The decline of the concept of "fine art" is dated by George Kubler and others to around 1880, when it "fell out of fashion" as, by about 1900, folk art was also coming to be regarded as significant. Finally, at least in circles interested in art theory, ""fine art" was driven out of use by about 1920 by the exponents of industrial design ... who opposed a double standard of judgment for works of art and for useful objects".Kubler, George (1962). The Shape of Time : Remarks on the History of Things. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.Kubler, pp. 14–15, google books This was among theoreticians; it has taken far longer for the art trade and popular opinion to catch up. However, over the same period of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the movement of prices in the art market was in the opposite direction, with works from the fine arts drawing much further ahead of those from the decorative arts.In the art trade the term retains some currency for objects from before roughly 1900, and may be used to define the scope of auctions or auction house departments and the like. The term also remains in use in tertiary education, appearing in the names of colleges, faculties, and courses. In the English-speaking world this is mostly in North America, but the same is true of the equivalent terms in other European languages, such as beaux-arts in French or bellas artes in Spanish.

Cultural perspectives

File:Ch'ien Hsüan 001.jpg|thumb|left|Wang Xizhi watching geese; by Qian Xuan; 1235-before 1307; handscroll (ink, color and gold on paper); 9{{fraction|1|8}} x 36{{fraction|1|2}} in.; Metropolitan Museum of ArtMetropolitan Museum of ArtThe conceptual separation of arts and decorative arts or crafts that has often dominated in Europe and the US is not shared by all other cultures. But traditional Chinese art had comparable distinctions, distinguishing within Chinese painting between the mostly landscape literati painting of scholar gentlemen and the artisans of the schools of court painting and sculpture. Although high status was also given to many things that would be seen as craft objects in the West, in particular ceramics, jade carving, weaving, and embroidery, this by no means extended to the workers who created these objects, who typically remained even more anonymous than in the West. Similar distinctions were made in Japanese and Korean art. In Islamic art, the highest status was generally given to calligraphy, architects and the painters of Persian miniatures and related traditions, but these were still very often court employees. Typically they also supplied designs for the best Persian carpets, architectural tiling and other decorative media, more consistently than happened in the West.Latin American art was dominated by European colonialism until the 20th-century, when indigenous art began to reassert itself inspired by the Constructivist Movement, which reunited arts with crafts based upon socialist principles. In Africa, Yoruba art often has a political and spiritual function. As with the art of the Chinese, the art of the Yoruba is also often composed of what would ordinarily be considered in the West to be craft production. Some of its most admired manifestations, such as textiles, fall in this category.

Visual arts

Two-dimensional works

Painting and drawing

Painting as a fine art means applying paint to a flat surface (as opposed for example to painting a sculpture, or a piece of pottery), typically using several colours. Prehistoric painting that has survived was applied to natural rock surfaces, and wall painting, especially on wet plaster in the fresco technique was a major form until recently. Portable paintings on wood panel or canvas have been the most important in the Western world for several centuries, mostly in tempera or oil painting. Asian painting has more often used paper, with the monochrome ink and wash painting tradition dominant in East Asia. Paintings that are intended to go in a book or album are called "miniatures", whether for a Western illuminated manuscript or in Persian miniature and its Turkish equivalent, or Indian paintings of various types. Watercolour is the western version of painting in paper; forms using gouache, chalk and similar mediums without brushes are really forms of drawing.Drawing is one of the major forms of the visual arts, and painters need drawing skills as well. Common instruments include: graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoals, chalk, pastels, markers, stylus, or various metals like silverpoint. There are a number of subcategories of drawing, including cartooning and creating comics.The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch High Resolution.jpg|The Garden of Earthly Delights; by Hieronymus Bosch; c. 1504; oil on panel, Museo del Prado Creación de Adán.jpg|The Creation of Adam; by Michelangelo; 1508–1512; fresco;Sistine ChapelFile:Miraj by Sultan Muhammad.jpg|Persian miniature of the Mi'raj of the Prophet by Sultan Mohammed, 1539-1543; British Library Fragonard - swing.jpg|The Swing; by Jean-Honoré Fragonard; 1767–1768; oil on canvas; Wallace Collection


Mosaics are images formed with small pieces of stone or glass, called tesserae. They can be decorative or functional. An artist who designs and makes mosaics is called a mosaic artist or a mosaicist. Ancient Greeks and Romans created realistic mosaics. Mythological subjects, or scenes of hunting or other pursuits of the wealthy, were popular as the centrepieces of a larger geometric design, with strongly emphasized borders.BOOK, Capizzi, Padre, Piazza Armerina: The Mosaics and Morgantina, 1989, International Specialized Book Service Inc., Early Christian basilicas from the 4th century onwards were decorated with wall and ceiling mosaics. The most famous Byzantine basilicas decorated with mosaics are the Basilica of San Vitale from Ravenna (Italy) and Hagia Sofia from Istanbul (Turkey).MosaicEpiphany-of-Dionysus.jpg|Epiphany of Dionysus; 2nd century AD; from the Villa of Dionysus; Archeological Museum of DionP1170845 Louvre jugement de Pâris Ma3443 rwk.jpg|Judgment of Paris; 115–150 AD, from the Atrium House triclinium in Antioch-on-the-OrontesChrist Pantocrator mosaic from Hagia Sophia 2744 x 2900 pixels 3.1 MB.jpg|Christ Pantocrator ; circa 1261;Hagia Sophia (Istanbul, Turkey)Emilia Ravenna5 tango7174.jpg|Interior of the Basilica of San Vitale from Ravenna (Italy), decorated with elaborate mosaics


File:Dürer Melancholia I.jpg|thumb|right|"Melencolia I", 1514, engraving by Albrecht DürerAlbrecht DürerPrintmaking covers the making of images on paper that can be reproduced multiple times by a printing process. It has been an important artistic medium for several centuries, in the West and East Asia. Major historic techniques include engraving, woodcut and etching in the West, and woodblock printing in East Asia, where the Japanese ukiyo-e style is the most important. The 19th-century invention of lithography and then photographic techniques have partly replaced the historic techniques. Older prints can be divided into the fine art Old Master print and popular prints, with book illustrations and other practical images such as maps somewhere in the middle.Except in the case of monotyping, the process is capable of producing multiples of the same piece, which is called a print. Each print is considered an original, as opposed to a copy. The reasoning behind this is that the print is not a reproduction of another work of art in a different medium — for instance, a painting — but rather an image designed from inception as a print. An individual print is also referred to as an impression. Prints are created from a single original surface, known technically as a matrix. Common types of matrices include: plates of metal, usually copper or zinc for engraving or etching; stone, used for lithography; blocks of wood for woodcuts, linoleum for linocuts and fabric in the case of screen-printing. But there are many other kinds. Multiple nearly identical prints can be called an edition. In modern times each print is often signed and numbered forming a "limited edition." Prints may also be published in book form, as artist's books. A single print could be the product of one or multiple techniques.File:Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione - The Creation of Adam - Google Art Project.jpg|Monotype by the technique's inventor, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, The Creation of Adam, c 1642Hokusai, The Underwave off Kanagawa.jpg|The Great Wave off Kanagawa; 1829 -1833; color woodblock print;File:En plein soleil LACMA M.84.279.3.jpg|En plein soleil, etching by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1858Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Divan Japonais - Google Art Project.jpg|Divan Japonais; by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; 1893-1894; Crayon, brush, spatter and transferred screen lithograph.


Calligraphy is a type of visual art. A contemporary definition of calligraphic practice is "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skillful manner".BOOK, Mediavilla, C., 1996, Calligraphy, Scirpus Publications, Modern calligraphy ranges from functional hand-lettered inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces where the abstract expression of the handwritten mark may or may not compromise the legibility of the letters. Classical calligraphy differs from typography and non-classical hand-lettering, though a calligrapher may create all of these; characters are historically disciplined yet fluid and spontaneous, improvised at the moment of writing.BOOK, Pott, G., 2006, Kalligrafie: Intensiv Training, Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz, BOOK, Pott, G., 2005, Kalligrafie:Erste Hilfe und Schrift-Training mit Muster-Alphabeten, Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz, BOOK, *Hermann Zapf, Zapf, H., 2007, Alphabet Stories: A Chronicle of Technical Developments, Cary Graphic Arts Press, Rochester, LindisfarneFol27rIncipitMatt.jpg|Folio 27r from the Lindisfarne Gospels; 8th century; Cotton Library (British Library, London)File:Mi Fu-On Calligraphy.jpg|On Calligraphy by Mi Fu, Song Dynasty ChinaFile:Folio_from_a_Koran_(8th-9th_century).jpg|Islamic calligraphy: Folio from a Koran (8–9th century), Abbasid Kufic CalligraphyMalnazar - Decorated Incipit Page - Google Art Project.jpg|Page of an Armenian illuminated manuscript; 1637–1638; Getty Center (Los Angeles, USA)


Fine art photography refers to photographs that are created to fulfill the creative vision of the artist. Fine art photography stands in contrast to photojournalism and commercial photography. Photojournalism visually communicates stories and ideas, mainly in print and digital media. Fine art photography is created primarily as an expression of the artist's vision, but has also been important in advancing certain causes.Louqsor, grande colonnade du palais MET DP-388-042.jpg|Maxime Du Camp; circa 1849-1851; salted paper print;Невский, 38.jpg|Photo taken in Saint Petersburg (Russia), from circa 1900Eugène Atget, Paris Interior, ca. 1910.jpg|Interior from Paris; taken in circa 1910, Adams The Tetons and the Snake River.jpg|The Tetons and the Snake River; 1942; by Ansel Adams

Three-dimensional works


Architecture is frequently considered a fine art, especially if its aesthetic components are spotlighted — in contrast to structural-engineering or construction-management components. Architectural works are perceived as cultural and political symbols and works of art. Historical civilizations often are known primarily through their architectural achievements. Such buildings as the pyramids of Egypt and the Roman Colosseum are cultural symbols, and are important links in public consciousness, even when scholars have discovered much about past civilizations through other means. Cities, regions and cultures continue to identify themselves with, and are known by, their architectural monuments.The Tower Bridge, the Eiffel Tower and the Colosseum are representative of the buildings used on advertising brochures.Parthenon-Restoration-Nov-2005-a.jpg|The Parthenon in the Acropolis of Athens, dedicated to the goddess AthenaMoscou.- La Cathédrale Basile-le-Bienheureux.jpg|Saint Basil's Cathedral from the Red Square (Moscow)File:Villa Badoer Fratta Polesine facciata by Marcok 2009-08-16 n08.jpg|Venetian Renaissance architecture: Andrea Palladio, Villa Badoer, 1556-File:Queluz Palace fountains.JPG|Rococo architecture in Portugal: Queluz Palace, Sintra, begun 1747.


With some modern exceptions, pottery is not considered as fine art, but "fine pottery" remains a valid technical term, especially in archaeology. "Fine wares" are high-quality pottery, often painted, moulded or otherwise decorated, and in many periods distinguished from "coarse wares", which are basic utilitarian pots used by the mass of the population, or in the kitchen rather than for more formal purposes.Even when, as with porcelain figurines, a piece of pottery has no practical purpose, the making of it is typically a collaborative and semi-industrial one, involving many participants with different skills.The David Vases.jpg|The David Vases, two Chinese masterpieces; 1351Fles, achthoekig met lange hals, polychroom beschilderd met bloeiende boom en afhangende slingers-Rijksmuseum BK-1968-261.jpeg|Japaese kakiemon 1675–1725; glazed porcelain; File:The Mouse Catchers MET DP169146 (cropped).jpg|Capodimonte porcelain, Mouse Catchers, modelled by Giuseppe Gricci, 1755–1759Cup and Saucer LACMA 47.35.6a-b (1 of 3).jpg|Rococo cup with saucer; circa 1753; soft-paste porcelain


Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping hard or plastic material, commonly stone (either rock or marble), metal, or wood. Some sculptures are created directly by (Wikt:carving|carving); others are assembled, built up and fired, welded, molded, or cast. Because sculpture involves the use of materials that can be moulded or modulated, it is considered one of the plastic arts. The majority of public art is sculpture. Many sculptures together in a garden setting may be referred to as a sculpture garden.Sculpture in stone survives far better than works of art in perishable materials, and often represents the majority of the surviving works (other than pottery) from ancient cultures, though conversely traditions of sculpture in wood may have vanished almost entirely. However, most ancient sculpture was brightly painted, and this has been lost."Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity" September 2007 to January 2008, The Arthur M. Sackler Museum {{webarchive|url= |date=January 4, 2009 }}Nofretete Neues Museum.jpg|The Nefertiti Bust; 1352–1332 BC; painted limestone;Front views of the Venus de Milo.jpg|Venus de Milo; 130–100 BCE; marble;Byzantium, Constantinople, Byzantine period - Ivory Plaque with Enthroned Mother of God ("The Stroganoff Ivory") - 1925.1293 - Cleveland Museum of Art.tif|Byzantine plaque with enthroned Mother of God ("The Stroganoff Ivory"); 950-1025; MET DP163987.jpg|Chinese statue of Bodhisattva; C10th–11th; wood with traces of pigment.

Conceptual art

File:An Oak Tree (conceptual art installation).jpg|thumb|left|An Oak Tree by Michael Craig-MartinMichael Craig-MartinConceptual art is art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns.The inception of the term in the 1960s referred to a strict and focused practice of idea-based art that often defied traditional visual criteria associated with the visual arts in its presentation as text. However, through its association with the Young British Artists and the Turner Prize during the 1990s, its popular usage, particularly in the UK, developed as a synonym for all contemporary art that does not practice the traditional skills of painting and
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File:Pushkin (by Mate).jpg|thumb|Vasily Mate, Portrait of Alexander PushkinAlexander PushkinPoetry (the term derives from a variant of the Greek term, poiesis, "making") is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as sound symbolism, phonaesthetics and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.WEB, Poetry, Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, Inc., 2013,weblink


File:Porträt des Komponisten Pjotr I. Tschaikowski (1840-1893).jpg|left|thumb|250px|Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyMusic is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. The common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound). Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping; there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces (such as songs without instrumental accompaniment) and pieces that combine singing and instruments. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; "art of the Muses").

Performing Arts


Dance is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic, and to music,WEB, Britannica Concise Encyclopedia,weblink britannica, britannica, 2010-05-18, used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting.Dance is also used to describe methods of nonverbal communication (see body language) between humans or animals (bee dance, patterns of behaviour such as a mating dance), motion in inanimate objects (the leaves danced in the wind), and certain musical genres. In sports, gymnastics, figure skating and synchronized swimming are dance disciplines while the Katas of the martial arts are often compared to dances.


File:Royal Opera House and ballerina.jpg|thumb|left|The Royal Opera HouseRoyal Opera HouseModern Western theatre is dominated by realism, including drama and comedy. Another popular Western form is musical theatre. Classical forms of theatre, including Greek and Roman drama, classic English drama (Shakespeare and Marlowe included), and French theater (Molière included), are still performed today. In addition, performances of classic Eastern forms such as Noh and Kabuki can be found in the West, although with less frequency.


Fine arts film is a term that encompasses motion pictures and the field of film as a fine art form. A fine arts movie theater is a venue, usually a building, for viewing such movies. Films are produced by recording images from the world with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or special effects. Films are cultural artifacts created by specific cultures, which reflect those cultures, and, in turn, affect them. Film is considered to be an important art form, a source of popular entertainment and a powerful method for educating — or indoctrinating — citizens. The visual elements of cinema give motion pictures a universal power of communication. Some films have become popular worldwide attractions by using dubbing or subtitles that translate the dialogue.Cinematography is the discipline of making lighting and camera choices when recording photographic images for the cinema. It is closely related to the art of still photography, though many additional issues arise when both the camera and elements of the scene may be in motion.Independent filmmaking often takes place outside of Hollywood, or other major studio systems. An independent film (or indie film) is a film initially produced without financing or distribution from a major movie studio. Creative, business, and technological reasons have all contributed to the growth of the indie film scene in the late 20th and early 21st century.


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  • Avant-garde music is frequently considered both a performing art and a fine art.
  • Electronic Media —perhaps the newest medium for fine art, since it utilizes modern technologies such as computers from production to presentation. Includes, amongst others, video, digital photography, digital printmaking and interactive pieces.
  • Textiles, including quilt art and "wearable" or "pre-wearable" creations, frequently reach the category of fine art objects, sometimes like part of an art display.
  • Western art (or Classical) music is a performing art frequently considered to be fine art.

Academic study

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  • Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan Offers graduate degrees in Painting, Printmaking, Concept and Media Planning, Sculpture, and Design (Visual, Environmental, and Product), Crafts (Ceramics, Dying and Weaving, and Urushi Lacquering); also the Science of Art and Conservation.
  • weblink" title="">Tokyo University of the Arts The art school offers graduate degrees in Painting (Japanese and Oil), Sculpture, Crafts, Design, Architecture, Intermedia Art, Aesthetics and Art History. The music and film schools are separate.
  • weblink" title="">Korean National University Music, Drama, Dance, Film, Traditional Arts (Korean Music, Dance and Performing Arts), Design, Architecture, Art Theory, Visual Arts Dept. of Fine Arts (painting, sculpture, photography, 3D laser holography, Video, interactivity, pottery and glass).
  • The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts is a Chinese national university based in Guangzhou which provides Fine Arts and Design Doctoral, Master and bachelor's degrees.
  • Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata is a Fine Art college in the Indian city of Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts is a prestigious fine arts college originally founded in 1937 by a group of young classical musicians in Beirut, in 1988 it was merged with University of Balamand. ALBA is considered a Pioneering Institute in the region with exceptional educational expertise and world renown lecturers and instructors.WEB,weblink Alexis Boutros, le fondateur de l'Alba – Historique – À propos de l'Alba – Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (Alba) – Université de Balamand,,


South America

  • Brazil: The Institute for the Arts in Brazilia has departments for theater, visual arts, industrial design, and music.WEB,weblink Institute for the Arts, Brazilia, yes,weblink" title="">weblink 2014-07-22,

United States

In the United States an academic course of study in fine art may include the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, or a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and/or a Master of Fine Arts degree — traditionally the terminal degree in the field. Doctor of Fine Arts degrees —earned, as opposed to honorary degrees— have begun to emerge at some US academic institutions, however.Major schools of art in the US:


  • Blunt Anthony, Artistic Theory in Italy, 1450–1600, 1940 (refs to 1985 edn), OUP, {{ISBN|0198810504}}

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