Fine Art Definition

In European academic traditions, fine art is developed primarily for aesthetics or creative expression, 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 […]

Political Cartoon Definition

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   Cecil Rhodes wishes for a railway stretching across the continent from the Cape of Good Hope to Egypt.   A cartoon map of Europe in 1914, at the beginning of World War I. A political cartoon, a form of editorial cartoon, is a cartoon graphic with caricatures of public figures, expressing the artist’s opinion. An artist who writes and draws such images […]

Cartoon Definition

car·toon   (kär-to͞on′) n. 1. a. A drawing depicting a humorous situation, often accompanied by a caption. b. A drawing representing current public figures or issues symbolically and often satirically: a political cartoon. 2. A preliminary sketch similar in size to the work, such as a fresco, that is to be copied from it. 3. a. A usually short, animated movie or television program. b. An animated character in a movie or television program. 4. A comic strip. 5. A ridiculously oversimplified or stereotypical representation: criticized the actor’s portrayal of Jefferson as a historically inaccurate cartoon. v. car·tooned, car·toon·ing, car·toons To draw a humorous or satirical representation of; caricature. v.intr. To make humorous or satirical drawings. [French carton, drawing, from Italian cartone, pasteboard; see carton.] car·toon′ish, car·toon′y adj. car·toon′ist n. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.   ___________________________________________________________________   From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia     Jump to navigationJump to search For other uses, see Cartoon (disambiguation).   Example of a modern cartoon. The text was excerpted by cartoonist Greg Williams […]

Art History Definition

Art history is the study of aesthetic objects and visual expression in historical and stylistic context.[1] Traditionally, the discipline of art history emphasized painting, drawing, sculpture, architecture, ceramics and decorative arts, yet today, art history examines broader aspects of visual culture, including the various visual and conceptual outcomes related to an ever-evolving definition of art.[2][3] Art history encompasses the study […]

Graphic Design Definition

     Graphic design is an applied art and profession that uses text and graphics to communicate visually. Graphic design is an interdisciplinary branch of design and a branch of the fine arts. Its practice involves creativity, innovation and lateral thinking using manual or digital tools. Wikipedia      Due to its interdisciplinary nature, graphic […]