Monday, September 1, 2008

"Differences Between Fine Art and Graphic Design"

“Differences Between Fine Art and Graphic Design”

Fine art and graphic design are similar and yet greatly different. Graphic Design and fine art are similar because they are both an eye-appealing piece of art. Their differences come in to play when they affect the viewer.

For example, when fine art is viewed it can give off a feeling of joy, uneasiness, confusion, and many other feelings. The viewer gets a feeling from fine art that they may or may not think about again. Graphic Design on the other hand gives a feeling along with an interest or something learned.

Graphic design is an advertisement, an alphabet, or an image signifying something specific. It states in our book talking about Rome's legacy, "Its alphabet became the design form for visible languages in the Western world." Graphic Design is less spiritual than fine art in most cases. But both graphic design and fine art contain a purpose. The purpose of fine art is to entertain and or to make the viewer analyze and think of the artist meaning. An example of how it entertains is when a person hangs a painting that is visually pleasing in their home or studio in order to set a certain kind of mood.

Graphic Design is more or less a piece of visually pleasing art that has the purpose to sell or inform its viewer of something. For example, a logo or trademark is a design created to inform its viewer or customer of where or whom the product came from. Our book talks about the depressed design that creates the first known "trademark" found on page 9. Another example would be a newspaper or magazine. They both have designed layouts that the viewer is able to read and be informed of its content. If a paper or magazine were not visually pleasing by design then no one would want to read its content. The Greek designed and created an alphabet style that was very visually pleasing based on a square. Our text book talks about this in Chapter two.

Fine art and graphic design are greatly different by content and design. And yet both are greatly important used in their own unique ways.

Misty J Slavens_01

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