Types of Art

Types of Art

Art can express many different feelings and is a description of something without words. Yet there are art forms such as abstract art which makes no sense to anyone at all yet it is very popular. Take for example the work of the contemporary artist, Stephen Kasner, he portrays in his work a dark presence which many do not appreciate, yet as one of the many contemporary artists with powerful emotions, Stephen Kasner portrays it onto his canvas as art. This is what makes art so diverse as it can cover a whole spectrum of different visuals all under the same classification, “art”.
Human beings are a visual race and powerful paintings, regardless of type of artist doing the work, are visually very stimulating. Whether it is a contemporary artist, Baroque artist or any form of visual art there are always some forms of art we enjoy and others which we don’t.
Different types of visual art include:
Oil/ Acrylic
Charcoal/pastel
Pencil drawing
Watercolour
Photograph/Poster
Lithograph
Silk Screen
Cartoon/Comic
Art is often and importantly not labelled by the medium used, but in abstract and realistic form. Photography is usual a realistic art form, except when a contemporary artist such a Stephen Kasner uses a combination of dead birds and portray it in a work of art. Often people get edgy about abstract art simply because they cannot see of identify a specific object, person or place in the picture. Anything without any real content and real is used in the form of people, nature or objects is classified as abstract.
“Real” art is identifiable in “normal” photographs in the form of objective images, naturalism with near detailed and accurate closely resembling photographs. Realism is an easily identifiable art form such as the Mona Lisa for example. Abstract art is sometimes partly identifiable whereas non-objective Abstract Art is identifiable only as intensities or feelings.

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