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Art and the work of artists

GCSE Art and Design is concerned with the Visual Arts. The Visual Arts are forms of visual communication. There are three main areas - fine art, craft and design

Art and the work of artists

Fine art includes drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation and video. Fine art might be created to communicate, celebrate, express something, or to provoke people to think about an issue.

Craft is often functional but can also be decorative. It includes textiles, ceramics, jewellery and glasswork.

Design involves working to a specification and creating something to suit a purpose. It includes 3D design, theatre and television design, fashion design, graphic design and architecture. The reasons for creating a design include marketing, advertising, cultural and religious factors.

Some of these types of art can cross over into different categories. For example, textiles can also be fine art or design.

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