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How many branches of Art are there?

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Asked by Chrislopp, Last updated: Feb 22, 2020

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E. Stanley

E. Stanley, Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered Jul 17, 2018

This question isn't necessarily about the 'types' of art but about the different disciplines. There are four major disciplines of art including performing arts, literary arts, visual arts, and multidisciplinary arts. The performing arts include dance, music, and theater, while the literary arts include drama and poetry. Visual arts are what most people think of when they hear 'the arts,' and it encompasses painting, sculpting, photography, and ceramics.

Multidisciplinary arts are those that include multiple types of arts. This means that something like a comic book has both visual art and literary art. Films or cinematography is a prime example of multidisciplinary arts because it includes performing arts (acting,) literary arts (scripts,) and visual arts (effects, set design.)


H. Jones

H. Jones, Web Content Writer, San Antonio,

Answered Jul 11, 2018

If you would ask people just how many branches of art are available, they will probably be confused because there seems to be a lot of art available. Take note that these different types of art can fall into 4 different categories. The answer to this question is D. 4. These four types of art are the following: performing arts, visual arts, multidisciplinary arts, and literary arts.

People are most familiar with visual arts that are composed of paintings, sculptures, and the like. People are also familiar with performing arts wherein people can check out theatre, broadways, and so much more. There are different types of the art form. It will depend on people what type of arts they will appreciate most of all.




Answered Sep 25, 2017

There are four different kinds of art: visual art, literary arts, performing arts, and multidisciplinary arts. Most people are familiar with visual and performing arts. Visual arts include paintings, photographs, ceramics, and sculptures, among other kinds of art. Performing arts are typically what people think of when they think of the works of Shakespeare - people on the stage - as well as musical performances and dance.

The literary arts are typically things to do with literature - such as writing books, creating pictographs, etc. Typography is an example of such an art form. The multidisciplinary arts combine the arts in some way. Operas, for example, or Broadway plays do this - they combine music, dancing, and acting on the stage to create a new kind of experience for the viewer.




Answered Aug 28, 2017


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