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“This interview guide will teach us that visual arts are art forms such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and architecture.”

25 Visual Arts Questions And Answers

1⟩ Why is the color red important in artwork and photographs?

Perhaps it is because in nature animals (and therefore humans) associate the color red with ripe fruit. Since humans were predominantly hunter gatherers throughout most of our history as a species, it is unsurprising that red has a special meaning. Perhaps that is why a red traffic light makes us stop and take notice.


3⟩ Please tell me what are visual arts?

The visual arts are art forms such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, film-making and architecture. Many artistic disciplines (performing arts, conceptual art, textile arts) involve aspects of the visual arts as well as arts of other types.


5⟩ Do you know why electricity can not pass through woods?

Electrical conduction requires free electrons to flow. Solids that readily give up electrons are called metals. Electricity can also pass through liquids if they contain free ions. So totally dry wood will not conduct but otherwise it will conduct slightly, depending on how much moisture is in it.


6⟩ What technique is used for shading in visual arts?

There are many different techniques. One is with my finger, I go from dark to light and blend it out. There is also a shading pencil and it is just paper very tightly packed together into a pencil and it works very well on shading and again, I go from light to dark. Shading depends on where your lighting is like in reality, if the sun is in the top left corner, your darkest parts will be on the other side of the paper, so to the right and it should slowly fade as you move towards the left.


8⟩ What is avant-garde art?

Avant-garde art means highly modernistic contemporary art. Derived from the French word meaning "vanguard", the term originally expressed the notion that innovation by progressive artists was beneficial for mainstream art (which evolves more slowly).


9⟩ How to illustrate obsession in visual arts?

You could draw an illustration of a pencil and the pencil in the picture is drawing a picture of you with a thought cloud above your head with the word art but really draw the letters in a decorative, artistic way. Implying that you are so obsessed with art that you create a drawing of you drawing yourself daydreaming about art.


10⟩ Do you know how to develop film without film-developing chemicals?

Photographic film and photographic paper can display an image after a super prolonged exposure. This is because light has the ability to separate the silver salts (silver halogens) that makeup the light sensitive coat that is common to film and photo papers. You can demonstrate this for yourself. Best if you procure some black & white photo paper and a black & white film negative that displays an image. Place the photo paper outside in the sunlight and tape the film negative on its surface. No negative? Place leaves or coins on the paper. The natural action of the sunlight will cause the paper to darken. Same if you substitute film for the paper.


11⟩ On spec mean define creating art?

This term could be used either in a situation in which a patron has said he will not pay unless he likes the work, or in one in which there is no patron. The artist is just hoping that he will eventually be able to sell the wok to someone.

It was in the 19th century that artists began painting largely without any specific patron in mind but rather to place their works in exhibitions and galleries in the hope of attracting buyers. It had happened before, but prior to the 19th century, most paintings and sculptures were produced to someone's order.


14⟩ What are some tips for starting off in photography?

You need to do a number of things:

☆ Learn how to use the light-meter in the camera to choose a good exposure balancing the shutter speed and lens aperture.

☆ As you learn how to use the light-meter, practice over and over so that eventually you can do this intuitively.

☆ There are many other fundamentals of photography which you need to learn so that you can spend your time creating amazing images, not fiddling with your camera.


15⟩ When does the modern art begin?

There is no exact meaning or definition of the term modern art. Traditionally, it denotes the period between approximately 1860 and the mid-to-late 1960s, during which artists rejected past renaissance-based traditions, in favor of new forms of artistic expression.


16⟩ What is contemporary art?

Although there is no universal definition of the term contemporary art, most art historians and critics use it to describe works produced after the mid-to-late 1960s, although some disagreement persists as to the exact cut-off date.


19⟩ How to be a creative and skill photographer?

Creativity and skill are two distinct characteristics. One may be quite skilled at using a camera and lighting. Yet the product might be uninspiring. Creativity involves producing a photo in such a way that nobody has quite done. These days, it can also involve fine art post production manipulations. A skill can generally be taught to any competent individual. Creativity is at least partly inborn.