Drawings & Sketches
Chinese Crabapple Tree
Maple Tree on Cemetery
Tree-line & Sunset on Farm
Greg's Art Journal
Arts' Interdisciplinary Side
Health of Art
Icons & Iconography
of the Arts
Supporters the Arts
Nature of Art
This section of ArtandArts.com explores
the interdisciplinary side of art. The following links provide more
information about art and it's interdisciplinary nature.
is Art Interdisciplinary?
Outstanding Interdisciplinary Artist
"In building a statue, a sculptor doesn't keep adding clay to his subject. Actually, he keeps
chiseling away at the inessentials until the truth of its creation is revealed without obstructions. Thus, contrary to other styles, being wise in Jeet Kune-Do doesn't mean adding more; it means to minimize, in other words to hack away the unessential."
~ Bruce Lee
Interdisciplinary Art Arenas
These nine arenas
are one way in which I personally categorize and search for find relationships
between artwork, artists and the arts. The categories are somewhat arbitrary,
but they each have their own boundaries and definitions. When you consider
a work of art - if you ask yourself, "Which arena, or arenas, does this
work belong?", then you'll discover that most works typically belong to
more than one arena. Soon a web of relationships will reveal itself to you
and you'll discover many connections between the artworks, artists and arts.
Interdisciplinary Art Arenas are:
Personal Art Arena
Fine Art Arena
Secular Art Arena
Art art created by an artist for personal use, whether that use is for
giving it away as a gift, hanging it in ones house; challenge oneself
creatively; searching spiritually; or any other personal reason.
Such art is not primarily intended to be sold.
Personal Art can be a form of Fine Art if the work entails a professional
level of craftsmanship and/or knowledge. Personal Art commonly
interacts with Therapeutic and Spiritual Art. It can also interact
with Educational and Descriptive Art.
Art art produced foremost for the purpose of selling and earning money.
Commercial art can range from posters to mass produced sculptures to music
for advertisements. Commercial art interrelates with Fine Art, Religious Art
and Educational Art.
Art art which is, in essence, a combination of personal art and
commercial art. In addition, Fine Art it is art that is created
by an artist with a professional level of technical knowledge. There
are many circumstances under which artists create Fine Art. Once such
circumstance is through commissions. Another is through shows or
exhibitions. Fine art can interrelate with any of the other
arenas including Personal Art, Commercial Art, Religious Art, Educational
Art and Descriptive Art.
Art art created for the sake of teaching and/or educational
purposes. Educational Art is commonly part of a commercial art
projects and is created for text books, such as anatomy books, history books,
astronomy books and so one as well as for educational posters or websites
and so on.
Art - art created for the primary purpose of being used in a particular
religious context, such as music for a mass; stained glass for the windows
of a church or synagogue; gothic architecture for a
Art - Spiritual Art can be connected to a religious institution but does not
have to be. Spiritual Art aims to capture spiritual principles.
For instance, most or all of Beethoven's music, including his nine
symphonies are Spiritual Art that is not connected with a religious
institution. On the other hand Bach's Masses are Spiritual Art which
is also Religious Art. Thus, Spiritual Art can also be
Religious Art but does not have to be. Spiritual Art is interconnect with
Personal Art, Therapeutic Art, Descriptive Art, Commercial Art and
even Educational Art.
Art - Art that created with the intention of not being used in connection
with a religious institution or to capture spiritual principles. In
this definition Secular Art is purely a physical form of art, with the
intention of being void of spirituality. In reality nothing can really
be void of spiritual principles. Secular Artists are generally
artists who do not have strong spiritual or religious convictions and their
work reflects that. Secular art commonly interacts with Personal Art,
Commercial Art, Educational Art, and Descriptive Art.
Art art that is made and contains a healing value to the
practitioners and/or viewers. Artists don't always intend to create
Therapeutic Art, but any art that captures beauty and is soothing to the
senses, whether it's Mozart's symphonies or Monet's Waterlillies, is in
essence Therapeutic Art. In other situations artists
intentionally try not to create art that is therapeutic or beautiful.
In any case, Therapeutic Art is can interrelate with any of the
arenas. Personal Art, Fine Art, Religious Art, Descriptive Art and
even at times, Educational Art, all can be Therapeutic too.
Art art created specifically to compliment another art form, such as a
book, dance performance or movie. However, Descriptive Art does not
have to compliment another art, rather it often compliments a non-art
discipline, such as when stained glass or paintings, which describe a
spiritual story, are installed in a cathedral or temple.
Descriptive art interrelates with all the art arenas, including the
Commercial Art, Personal Art, Religious Art, Educational Art and Therapeutic
These nine arenas are constantly interacting with each
other. Together they create a web which gives insight into the purpose and
function a given work of art, artist or the arts in general.