Applied Arts


The application of design and aesthetics to objects of function for everyday use. They include architecture, interior design, photography, graphic design, fashion design, and commercial art. The distinction between applied arts and fine arts, those for aesthetic purposes only i.e. painting, sculpture, etc. emerged during the Industrial Revolution as art was becoming increasingly secularized. Art Nouveau rejected the distinction between applied and fine arts by creating functional objects that were ornamental enough to serve as pieces of art as well. Modern day distinctions between the arts are increasingly blurred as functional products are produced with an eye towards the aesthetically pleasing and artists such as Andy Warhol create mass produced fine art.


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