Art vs Fine ArtThe term fine art implies training or immersion in the culture surrounding an art. For example, a child's painting is art but a trained artist's painting is fine art. Some arts have much more depth of training and culture than others. Any art that is taught at university is certainly a fine art. It is not necessary for an artist to have formal training to produce fine art but they must be versed in art theory and methods, often this occurs through socialization with other artists.
Art vs DesignArt is produced from the free expression of the artist without commercial constraint. Design is based on constraints such as requirements.
Art vs CraftIt can be argued that real art has no function beyond aesthetics such that functional things such as ceramics that are intended to be used are a craft.
The Seven Art FormsTraditionally, art is divided into 7 forms: painting, architecture, sculpture, literature, music, performing and film.
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Means of artistic expression that are independent of style, interpretation or significance.