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Fine art Fine art, from the 17th century on, has meant art forms developed primarily for aesthetics, distinguishing them from applied arts that also have to serve some practical function. Historically, the 5 main fine arts were painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry, with performing arts including theater and dance.[1] Today, the fine arts commonly include additional forms, such as film, photography, conceptual art, and printmaking. However, in some institutes of learning or in museums, fine art and frequently the term fine arts (pl.) as well, are associated exclusively with visual art forms.[citation needed] The word "fine" does not so much denote the quality of the artwork in question, but the purity of the discipline. History[edit] According to some writers the concept of a distinct category of fine art is an invention of the early modern period in the West. Cultural perspectives[edit] Two-dimensional work[edit] Painting and Drawing[edit] Mosaics[edit] Printmaking[edit] Calligraphy[edit]

Portal:Science edit The Science Portal Science is formed from methodical study of nature stemming from testable explanations and predictions. An older and closely related current meaning emerged from Aristotle, whereby "science" referred to the body of reliable knowledge that is logically and rationally explained (see "History and etymology" section below). Since classical antiquity, science as knowledge was closely linked to philosophy. In the early modern era the two words, "science" and "philosophy", were sometimes used interchangeably in the English language. Ever-evolving, "science" is, more modernly, a term referring to the pursuit of knowledge, and not the knowledge itself. Currently, there are both hard (e.g, biological psychology) and soft science (e.g., social psychology) fields within the discipline. Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

the free encyclopedia contemporary art gallery online with original artwork by talented emerging artists Portal:Culture From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For a topical guide of this subject, see Outline of culture Culture generally refers to the patterns of human activity, and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance. Cultures can be "understood as systems of symbols and meanings that even their creators contest, that lack fixed boundaries, that are constantly in flux, and that interact and compete with one another". Culture can be defined as all the ways of life: including arts, beliefs, and institutions of a population that are passed down from generation to generation. Today the Greeks call themselves Hellenes (Έλληνες), though they have been known by a number of different names throughout history. Purge cache

Dessiner d’observation Je ne sais pas si vous avez des photographes professionnels dans votre entourage, ou si vous avez pu observer des experts de la photographie, mais vous est-il déjà arrivé d’apercevoir quelqu’un joindre ses mains de façon bizarre en regardant un paysage ? Peut être que vous vous êtes d’abord demandé s’il sortait tout droit d’un asile psychiatrique ? En fait, il s’agit d’une technique utilisée par les artistes depuis des générations. Elle permet d’obtenir un cadrage rapide, très efficace pour choisir sa composition que ce soit en photographie ou en dessin d’observation. Si vous ne la connaissez pas déjà, voici en quoi cela consiste: Imaginez que vous faites une superbe balade en forêt ou en ville, et que vous avez décidé de dessiner quelques paysages ou autres scènes visuelles sur votre carnet de croquis. Il existe deux variantes à cette technique : 1/ joignez vos deux mains 2/ ajustez vos mains selon le cadrage que vous choisissez 4/ dessinez selon la composition que vous avez choisie.

Portal:Health and fitness Physical fitness is an attribute required for service in virtually all militaries. The notion of physical fitness is used in two close meanings. General fitness In its most general meaning, physical fitness is a general state of good physical health. A physically handicapped person's body may be physically fit (healthy), though its ability is likely to be less than optimum. Physical fitness is usually a result of regular physical activity and proper nutrition. Physical fitness can be divided into different areas, including: The government Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans say to aim for at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of aerobic activity that requires moderate effort each week. Task-oriented fitness A person may be said to be physically fit to perform a particular task with a reasonable efficiency, for example, fit for military service. Military-style In recent years, Military-style fitness training programs have become increasingly popular among civilians. Definition Cholesterol

Color Scheme Designer mode d'emploi Vous avez des peintures ou dessins à encadrer... et inévitablement se pose le problème du choix des couleurs du biseau, du passe-partout et du cadre ! Vous refaites la déco de votre salon... et vous hésitez sur la tonalité générale des rideaux... Vous ne savez pas quels papiers choisir pour votre page de scrapbooking. Créer des harmonies de couleurs... voilà bien le problème ! Si vous faites partie de la seconde catégorie... n'hésitez pas : le COLOR SCHEME DESIGNER est un outil magique qui va vous simplifier grandement la vie !!! Bref rappel de la théorie des couleurs... Tout le monde connaît le cercle chromatique : il est formé par les 3 couleurs primaires (jaune, bleu, rouge), 3 secondaires (obtenue par mélange en parts égales des 3 primaires : vert, orange et violet) puis les 6 couleurs tertiaires... Sur ce cercle chromatique, on dit que deux couleurs opposées sont complémentaires : par exemple, le jaune et le violet sont complémentaires... Par exemple : Harmonies à plusieurs tons 1. 2.

Portal:Philosophy Historically, "philosophy" encompassed any body of knowledge. From the time of Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle to the 19th century, "natural philosophy" encompassed astronomy, medicine, and physics. For example, Newton's 1687 Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy later became classified as a book of physics. In the 19th century, the growth of modern research universities led academic philosophy and other disciplines to professionalize and specialize. Other investigations closely related to art, science, politics, or other pursuits remained part of philosophy.