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Theater as a form of fine arts

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The theater is one of the most suitable means of expressing human emotions in a dynamic form. Therefore it has stood as a means of self expression through enacting since the ancient times.   Parts of an ancient theater: The Theater comprised a central stage and seating arrangements for audience around it. In the case of a proscenium theater, amphitheater and arena theater the construction is permanent, but in the case of the Black Box Theater, the stage area is not permanent. It can be created according to the requirements. The offstage setting includes the prompter’s box, which is situated at the back of the amphitheater. There is a box for the waiting actors, called the pop up box. The space marked out for the audience, is separated from that of the actors by means of the proscenium arch....

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What are Fine Arts?

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‘Fine arts’ refers to the various forms of visual and performing arts. It includes painting, sculpture, dance, theatre, architecture and printmaking. Very often, schools, institutes, and other organizations use the term from its traditional standpoint. Fine Arts are mostly associated with traditional classical form of performing arts. Nowadays, one can see the various forms of performing arts online. The online art gallery, for example, displays various paintings by renowned artists. The word ‘fine’ emphasizes the purity of the discipline. According to the theory of Aristotle, the concept of fine arts indicates the final cause, the purpose, or the end. The final cause of fine art is the art object itself. It is not a means to something else. It however pleases the one who beholds it. The term has its use outside the hardcore fine arts field. It is...

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Sculpture as a form of fine arts

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A sculpture is a three dimensional figure which is created with the help of plastic materials. The most commonly used material is stone. Sculpture is regarded as a form of fine arts, and is also referred to as plastic arts. This is because the material used in sculpting is molded and welded into various shapes according to requirements. There are various forms of sculpture. They are standing sculpture, jewelry, relief, kinetic sculpture, statue, bust and equestrian statue. Use of bronze, marble, limestone: Sculptors down the ages have used various metals like bronze, marble, limestone for their art. Moreover, precious stones such as gold, silver and jade, have also been widely used for this purpose. Modern form of sculpture utilizes automobile parts, tools, car parts and hardware. Some sculptors use Plaster of Paris for their work. Earliest known sculpture: The...

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Printmaking as a form of fine arts

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Printmaking is a form of fine arts in which the artwork is done mainly on paper. Unlike paintings which are unique and original pieces of artwork, with any copies being called reproductions, printmaking is a process with the help of which, one can produce several exact copies from a single piece of print, and all copies are originals in their own right. Just like paintings can be made on canvases as well as several other materials, prints are created on a single original surface called matrix. A matrix is usually a plate made up of metal. These plates are usually made up of copper or zinc. They are used for the purpose of engraving and are also used in lithography. Blocks of wood, linoleum, and fabric plates for screen printing are also commonly used materials. Prints are also published...

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Painting as a form of fine arts

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If we study old paintings and their histories, we would be surprised by some of their aspects. As an example, consider the painting at Grotte Chauvet in France. It is regarded as one of the oldest paintings and is almost 32,000 years old. It was done with red ochre and black pigments. And amazingly, the color has still not faded away. It clearly displays a rhinoceros, horse, buffalo and mammoth. Painting is one of the forms of fine arts. It is an expression of the painter’s view of the subject. The painter brings out his/her perspective, into focus with the help of lines, colors and shades. Color combinations are many times, unique to the identity of the artist. Why is painting a form of fine arts? Why is painting regarded as a form of fine arts? The answer is...

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