Art and Tradition

Examples of Art


The art is human activity in which creativity and thinking are combined. This form of expression has several branches and each one of them is intended to communicate feelings, emotions and subjective concepts.

On the other hand, beyond the perception that the artist has to “create”, what is wanted with art is also to provoke various emotions in the viewer and to be able to understand the reason for such expression.

Although there are different techniques in all artistic currents, there is no specific way to express oneself through them. The artist will always have the freedom to express his ideas and messages in the way that he sees fit, as long as the piece enjoys a certain aesthetic within its branch.


Research and findings account for the existence of art from prehistoric periods, specifically during the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods ; also in the Metal Age .

It is worth noting that paintings that are much older have also been found, so it has been established that it was the Neanderthal man, whose existence dates back more than 40,000 years, who began with this tradition of prehistoric art.

It was in these periods that the first drawings made in stone and with materials such as clay and oxide as ink were recorded. In many caves, illustrations ( rock art ) left by humans of those times were discovered and that indicated in a certain way what life was like in their groups.

Small statues called “paleolithic venus” were also found, which simulated the female human body.

The beautiful Arts

Nowadays and thanks to the rebound in technology, art has undergone different changes in terms of exhibition channels and techniques. However, for many years seven types of arts have been established, which have been called “fine arts.”

In many countries there are university courses where all the arts are studied together (their history) or separately and in a more technical way. The fine arts are:

  • Architecture
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Literature
  • Movies

We can name other types of art that are practiced today, but these are the ones that enjoy antiquity and countless exponents.

Types of art

Next, we will mention some types of art from which multiple branches depend

  • Abstract
  • African
  • Ancient
  • Arab
  • Aztec
  • Baroque
  • Byzantine
  • Street map
  • Chinese
  • Classic
  • Conceptual
  • Contemporary
  • Cubist
  • Culinary
  • Deco
  • From the period of migrations
  • Digital
  • Figurative
  • Greek
  • Hellenistic
  • Huichol
  • Idealistic
  • Impressionistic
  • Inca
  • Islamic
  • Japanese
  • Medieval
  • Mediterranean
  • Mesopotamian
  • Mexican
  • Minimalist
  • Modern
  • Mozarabic
  • Mudejar
  • Neoclassic
  • Optical
  • Pre-columbian
  • Prehispanic
  • Pre-Romanesque
  • Psychedelic
  • Realistic
  • Renaissance
  • Romanesque
  • Cave
  • Sacrum
  • Surreal
  • Therapy
  • Viking
  • Visuals


The history of humanity has been constructed according to elements of each ethnic group, race or group of people who share similar customs and characteristics. From rock art to the arrival of writing and others, ancient civilizations have left records of what their life was like and what the planet was like in their times.

So, art played a fundamental role in the study of humanity and its different eras. All areas of knowledge have been involved directly or in some way with art, from religion, philosophy to science and technology.

Art examples

Visual art:

  • Architecture : architectural design for the construction of all types of buildings.
  • Body Art – Use the human body as a canvas – makeup, costumes, piercings, and tattoos.
  • Digital art: use in digital and technological media for the design of works or pieces.
  • Cinematography : since 1825, this art has reproduced sequences of images on the large screen through projectors and equipment that have changed over time.
  • Drawing: representations on paper or similar material of any object or subject in a graphic way. It is done manually and with various tools.
  • Sculpture : it is a technique that molds figures of any kind with clay, clay, wood, metal and other types of materials.
  • Photography : with the use of a camera (daguerreotype at the beginning), a real image of the environment is captured, which can be reproduced in several pieces thanks to the negative, or, currently, thanks to sensors and storage cards.
  • Cartoon : it is a discipline that captures short stories accompanied by illustrations. Some include text and others don’t.
  • Painting : one of the most common in which paint or pigments are used with which a bit of realism is given to the drawings. They are made of wood, paper, metal.

Scenic art:

  • Dance : it is through body movements, to the rhythm of music and at the same time telling a story that the dance takes place in different spaces.
  • Theater : since ancient times the theater has been used as entertainment. Currently it is more democratized and works of all kinds are being developed , even where the actors interact with the public as part of the dynamic.

Musical art:

  • Singing: it is about the intonation of words using the vocal cords with a certain aestheticism, rhythm and melody.
  • Music: it is the union of several musical instruments to create a complete and complex piece. You can also make music with a single instrument.

Literary art:

  • Poetry : composed with verses and prose and a set of elements such as rhythm.
  • Narrative : it is made up of novels, short stories and similar works where a story is told.
  • Drama : corresponds to the type of story that books contain. Normally develops personal events in the life of one or more subjects.

Other examples:

  • Recorded
  • Lithography

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