A term used to refer to fields traditionally considered to be artistic. "Fine art" is a distinction referring to its aim to be purely aesthetic, having only the purpose of inspiring or stimulating the viewer's emotions. Crafts, on the other hand, are more commonly used as simple decorations or made to serve a practical purpose.
usually refers to the traditional, Western European notion of the `high arts' (e.g. painting, sculpture, architecture, poetry, music)
the visual arts which include painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and some performance art. Excludes other art forms such as poetry, literature, dance and music.