Whenever a subject like music, books, movies or art is discussed it evokes a lot of passion out of the debaters. That's quite understandable because each one of those four subject matters means a lot to most people that have a love for either music, books, movies or art and they never want their opinion to be discounted, be it on heavy metal music or metal art.

At least when it comes to books, movies and music they are easily classifiable as there are specific genres that most books, movies and music can be put into. With art though that's a little trickier because the definition of art is different to most people. Sure, you can get the universal Oxford dictionary definition of art that states art is, "the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power."

Given that definition though, what exactly constitutes art? Surely, you can't limit art to only paintings and sculptures, as that would exclude many other forms of art works. The best way to look at art is by thinking that anything can be art. It really is as simple as that when you think of it. A piece of bathroom decor is art. A hand-print replica is art. A lampshade made out of recycled materials is art. A papier-mache hat is art. A stick figure drawing is art. Popsicle sticks glued together to create a house is art. Food and drink could be considered a work of art by some. We can go on and on and on and just keep listing examples of your non-typical art works and all that would accomplish is a very long list.

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What we're trying to get at is that that since the true definition of art is so vast that talking about art can really include anything, if you're willing to make a case for it. One more thing we're trying to get across is that since there are so many different types of art that means there are a lot of art categories to choose from when trying to pick favorite forms of art or Canadian artists.

To show you how many different forms there are we're going to list a few so that you get the idea: drawing, sculpture, painting, carving, architecture, modeling, graffiti, electronic media like digital graphics, printmaking, graphic design, visual design, ceramics, photography, collage, still life, portraits, and acrylic. We haven't even listed every type of art but what we have listed should give you an idea of the grand scope that is the world of art.

Whether you're into Pablo Picasso or Bill Saunders art or the art your children create at school you should never question your artistic senses because as they say, "art is in the eye of the beholder."

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