The applied arts are all the arts that apply design and decoration to everyday and essentially practical objects in order to make them aesthetically pleasing. The term is used in distinction to the fine arts, which are those that produce objects with no practical use, whose only purpose is to be beautiful or stimulate the intellect in some way. In practice, the two often overlap. Applied arts largely overlap with decorative arts, and the modern making of applied art is usually called design.
Examples of applied arts are:
Art movements that mostly operated in the applied arts include the following. In addition, major artistic styles such as Neoclassicism, Gothic and others cover both the fine and applied or decorative arts.
Museums of Applied Arts edit
- Bauhaus Archive
- Die Neue Sammlung, Germany
- Leipzig Museum of Applied Arts, Germany
- Museum of Applied Arts (Belgrade), Serbia
- Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb
- Museum of Applied Arts (Budapest), Hungary
- Museum für angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, Germany
- Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Cologne), Germany
- Museum für angewandte Kunst Wien, Austria
- Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (MUDAC), Lausanne, Switzerland
- National Folk Decorative Art Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine
- Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
- Stieglitz Museum of Applied Arts (Saint Petersburg), Russia
- Prague Museum of Decorative Arts, Czech Republic
- Victoria and Albert Museum, London
- Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach, Florida
See also edit
- "Applied art" in The Oxford Dictionary of Art. Online edition. Oxford University Press, 2004. www.oxfordreference.com. Retrieved 23 November 2013.