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What is the difference between Art and Craft?

Asked by S. Barnes on May 21, 2019

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S. Nicole

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S. Nicole
Wordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York

Answered on Aug 27, 2019

Art and Craft are most times considered to be the same simply because both have some relationships. However, there are some differences between them. Art simply means the production and arrangement of colors, sounds, movements, and other types of elements in a way that affects people's senses and emotions. Art is all about creativity to make materials that are of great aesthetic value. Painting, music, sculpture, ballet are examples of art.

Craft, on the other hand, can be regarded as a type or subcategory of art. Craft simply means a particular kind of skilled work that involves the use of hands to construct and develop something. While Craft can be measured based on the visible outputs, art most times cannot be measured or quantified, because most of the artworks are purely abstract. Another difference between the two is the feeling you will have towards the output of both art and Craft. For example, art will definitely find a way of penetrating into your emotions, while you can only appreciate or get drawn to crafts.

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A. Samuel

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A. Samuel
Content Manager, Masters in Marketing and accounting, Florida

Answered on Jul 16, 2019

Art and craft are two terms which are often used interchangeably. Just a thin line of difference can be drawn between the two terms. Firstly, Art is simply an expression of emotion, imagination, or human creative skills in a visual form either by sculpture or painting, producing works for the appreciation of their emotional power or beauty. Unlike Art, the craft is an activity involving hand making skills. Lot’s of people do not see any differences between the two terms because both are part and forms of creativity.

Art has no limit of expression (just like in a painting), which makes it unstructured and open-ended. On the other hands, the craft is structured because it must have some specific forms of visibility. Art is the initiative talents of a person, whereas craft skills can be acquired by learning and also from gained experience. A craft man must have an idea of what he wants to make, but in Art, it is emotions that flow. Metalworks, pottery, glass work, and many others are examples of craft works, while painting, sculpture, architecture, etc. are examples and forms of Art.

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