Understanding Graphic Arts as a Category of Fine Arts

August 18, 2016 0 By Anna

There are various types or forms of art. Each type have categories. Graphic arts or visual arts is very popular and it is actually a category of fine arts. There are five main forms of arts which everyone around the world are familiar with. This includes painting, sculpture, and architecture. Also, performing arts is included together with music and poetry. In today’s modern world, arts have additional forms. Video production or editing is one of them. With the help of computers and internet, graphic arts can be created easier.

Let us first understand what art means. Some artists or professionals define it as an object or experience created by humans to communicate a message. Like this, any object that you see around you which has a beauty in it and is created to give a message is considered as a product of art or is an artwork. Good examples for this are painting, sculpture, and even illustrations. Balance and contrast are being applied even in graphic arts. What exactly is a graphic art?

Typically, it is two-dimensional. Line or tone is more applied in this form of art. Colour is not much emphasized. Drawing and various forms of engraving are the best examples for this. It includes photography, computer graphics, calligraphy, and typography. Actually, there are more. It can refer to printmaking processes. These actually refers to etching, lithography, screen printing, line engraving, and so on. Understanding arts and its forms and categories is the best way to differentiate and distinguish each of them.