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Classification of arts

ñ Fine arts are aimed at creating objects for pleasure and appreciation

ñ Visual arts refer to the creation of images or objects in such more specific areas as painting, sculpture, photography, sometimes architecture and other visual media.

ñ Performing arts encompass such fields as music, theatre, opera, film, dance.

ñ Literary arts, creative writing or literature include prose, drama and poetry.

ñ Practice/Decorative/Applied arts are targeted at making things for daily use

Industrial design

Graphic design

Fashion design

Interior design



Films:Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Horror, Action

Movie review: Indiana Jones


Colonel Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr., Ph.D. is a fictional character and the protagonistof the Indiana Jones franchise. The character first appeared in/was first introduced in the film Raiders of the Lost Ark, set in 1936 and portraying a young professor of archeology trotting around the glob in search of famous artefacts. The first film was released in 1981, to be followed soon by a sequel Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984, the triquel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989, and a prequel The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles from 1992 to 1996, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008. Alongside the more widely known films and television programs, the character is also featured in novels, comics, video games, and other media.

Jones is most famously played/featured by Harrison Ford and has also been portrayed by River Phoenix (as the young Jones in The Last Crusade), and in the television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles by Corey Carrier, Sean Patrick Flanery, and George Hall.

Indiana Jones remains one of cinema's most revered movie characters. In 2003, he wasranked as the second greatest movie hero of all time by the American Film Institute.

The film was created by two most famous Hollywood film directors George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. The four films gathered/accumulateda little less than two million in box office revenues all around the world. (It had a great box office success).


Literature:Mystery, Novel, Short story, Fairy tale, Poetry, Biography, Drama

Book review: Harry Potter

You've probably heard of this book already, and if you haven't read it yet I think you'll enjoy it. This is a book about magic, but there's plenty of reality. Settling into a new school, making friends, learning who to trust and who not to trust and when to obey school rules and when to overlook them. There's a great deal of humour in the book.You might find the magic funny - visit Dragon Alley to purchase all your Hogwart's kit - but there is strong evil magic too and you won't doubt the courage that Harry has to show in the final chapter.

Written in a strong narrative style with straightforward but not over-simplified language there is enough in this plot to think about whether you are Harry's age or Sssh! You-Know-Who!


Book review: Pride and Prejudice   I first read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice when I was in high school. I wondered what relevance a social comedy set in the English countryside at the end of the 18th centurycould possibly have to a citified black girl in the 1970's. I was quickly hooked by the flawed, wonderfully drawn characters, the razor-sharp picture of an oppressively class-bound culture, and the strong woman at the center who skillfully wove her way through all the genteel perils. I read Pride and Prejudice about once every five years, swept away by the witty developments as Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy struggle to love and acceptance.  

Painting:Still Life; Landscape; Figurative, Landscape; Portrait; Illustration.

Medium: Pastel, oil, watercolor and acrylic, colored pencil, graphite, charcoal.

Painting/Oil/ Vermeer

The Art of Painting, also known as The Allegory of Painting, and or Painter in his Studio, is a famous 17th century oil oncanvas painting by Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer. Many art historians believe that it is an allegory of painting, hence the alternative title of the painting. It is the largest and most complex of all of Vermeer's works.[1]



The painting is one of Vermeer's most famous. It offers a realistic presentation of an artist's workplace, and is notable for its depiction of light as it illuminates the interior. The painting is on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria.

Painting/Watercolor/Winslow Homer

On the Stile, c. 1878, watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper. There is a sense of spontaneity and simplicity but what a nice watercolor! A simple, well executed drawing colored with transparent watercolors. I wonder if the children were posing or, as I presume, Homerpainted them quickly and finished the details from memory. Homer was an illustrator of the events during the American Civil War (often painting in oil and doing drawings which were then lithographed by others) and so his skills as draftman were coonsiderably enhanced by the dayly practice of sketching from life.



Painting/Pastel/Devdatta Padekar

Figurative. Devdatta strives to integrate three major qualities into his paintings: simplicity, subtlety and innocence. He tries to portray rapport between human beings and nature, and to that effect, he depicts these subjects superbly with the use of subtle colours.




A review of Andre Segovia Concert

I expected very littlefrom a musician over a hundred years old.However, his music revealed no traces of his age: his tone was clear and vibrant, his expression was sensitive and impassioned, and his technique was nothing short of perfect. Moreover, the program was masterfully arranged with the right amounts of musical and stylistic contrast between numbers.The 'living legend' status of the Andalusian virtuoso is well founded. Segovia is a vibrant and living exampleof a wonderful remark George Bernard Shaw once made: "The greatest thing in life is to die young--but delay it as long as possible." At the young age of 106 years,Segovia and his music continue to maintain a youthful vitality, intellectual vigor and, above all, joie de vivre.




1. Movie/film/motion picture/cartoons/animated films

2. Drama, Comedy, Thrillers, Horror, Action, Art films

3. Film director/producer/actor/actress/cameraman

4. Fictional character/protagonist

5. First appeared in/was first introduced in

6. Portrayed/pictured/depicted a professor

7. It was featured/played/performed by

8. An actor starred/featured/played in this movie// this movie starred/featured this actor

9. It was released in 1981/to be followed by a sequel/triquel/prequel

10. It came out in

11. It was ranked as the best...

12. Gathered/collected/accumulated $4 bn in box office revenues

13. To have a great box-office success



1. Novels, Short stories, Fairy tales, Mysteries

2. The book was written by

3. Plot

4. Main characters

5. Wonderfully drawn characters

6. There's a great deal of humour in the book

7. Written in a strong narrative style

8. Straightforward but not over-simplified language

9. It is set in the English countryside at the end of the 18th century

10. I was swept away by (the witty developments...)

11. To release a collection of short stories/of the greatest works


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