The visual arts are art forms that focus on the creation of works which are primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, etc.
Do you want to expose yourself or your kids to visual arts?
- Perhaps, one of the first places you should pay a visit is the Google Art Project. It is a virtual super-museum with online access to some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums. “Some paintings are available in ‘gigapixel’ format, allowing you to zoom in at brushstroke level to examine incredible detail. Use Google Street View to explore the interiors of landmarks such as the Palace of Versailles and The White House. Or, build and share your own virtual art gallery,” Google Art.
- Artcyclopedia is an index of on-line museums and image archives. It allows you to search and browse for an artist’s name, artwork title, art museum, or art movement.
- smarthistory at Khan Academy “is the leading open educational resource for art history. We make high-quality introductory art history content freely available to anyone, anywhere.” It offers more than 600 videos and hundreds of articles.
- Art Resource “is the world’s largest fine art stock photo archive, with more than 1,000,000 searchable fine art images from the world’s leading sources, available for licensing to all media.”
- Do you want to learn to draw? Visit DragoArt.com, How To Draw it, drawspace, Drawn in Black, How to Draw Cartoons Online!, and wikiHow, Drawing.
- You may want to read our free online ebook Art is everywhere, too.
- Visit our section about Graphics software: Gimp, Inkscape, Pinta, MyPaint, Screenshot tools (Greenshot, ShareX), 3D (Blender).
Art washes the dust of everyday life away from the soul, Pablo Picasso.
Do you need to learn art? Please, do not study it – just enjoy it! So, where do you start?
Read our free ebooks Art is everywhere! y Music for a gentle introduction to this topic.
Let’s define it!
Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities. It includes visual arts (painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, etc.), performing arts (music, theatre, film, dance), decorative arts, literature, interactive media, etc.