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Introduction

The arts refers to the theory and physical expression of creativity found in human societies and cultures. Major constituents of the arts include literature (including drama, poetry, and prose), performing arts (among them dance, music, and theatre), and visual arts (including drawing, painting, filmmaking, architecture, ceramics, sculpting, and photography).

Some art forms combine a visual element with performance (e.g., cinematography) or artwork with the written word (e.g., comics). From prehistoric cave paintings to modern day films, art serves as a vessel for storytelling and conveying humankind's relationship with the environment. Read more...

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Arts (Aesthetics)

Fiction
Fiction genres
Horror fiction • Speculative fiction • Science fiction • Superhero fiction
Fictional characters
Fictional worlds and Fiction franchises
Blade Runner • Discworld • James Bond • Middle-earth • Marvel Cinematic Universe • Narnia • Dragonlance • Harry Potter • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy • Sherlock Holmes • Twilight
Literature
Bengali literature • Books • Comics • Children's literature • French literature • Poetry • Writing
Authors
Jane Austen • Agatha Christie • Charles Dickens • Arthur Conan Doyle • Brothers Grimm • Robert E. Howard • Aldous Huxley • Kazi Nazrul Islam • William Shakespeare • Lemony Snicket • Rabindranath Tagore • Leo Tolstoy • Oscar Wilde • Virginia Woolf
Novels
Performing arts
Dance
Ballet
Film
A Nightmare on Elm Street • Academy Award • Alien • Animation • Bengali • Bollywood • Carry On...  • Disney • Indiana Jones • Silent film • Star Wars • Tamil • Telugu • Malayalam • Film in the United States
Music
Orchestras
Record production
By country
Music of Australia • Music of Canada • Music of Colombia • Music of Trinidad and Tobago
Styles
Alternative rock • Blues • Christian music • Classical guitar • Classical music • Country music • Electronic music • Eurovision • Guitar • Heavy metal (Christian metal, Death metal) • Hip hop • Indian classical music • Industrial music • Jazz • K-pop • Latin music • Marching band • Percussion • Piano • Pipe organ • Pop music • Progressive rock • Punk rock (Christian hardcore, Emo) • Rock and Roll • Rock music • Smooth jazz • Soft Rock • R&B and Soul Music
Artists/bands
A Flock of Seagulls  • A-ha  • A. R. Rahman  • ABBA  • AC/DC  • Adam Ant  • Adele  • Aerosmith  • Air Supply  • Al Jolson  • Alabama  • Alice Cooper  • Alice in Chains  • Alicia Keys  • Amy Grant  • Andrea Bocelli  • Andy Gibb  • Andy Williams  • Aretha Franklin  • Ariana Grande  • Arijit Singh  • Art Garfunkel  • Asia  • Average White Band  • Avril Lavigne  • Backstreet Boys  • Bad Company  • Barbra Streisand  • Barenaked Ladies  • Barry Gibb  • Barry Manilow  • Bay City Rollers  • Beastie Boys  • Bee Gees  • Benny Goodman  • Bette Midler  • Beyoncé  • Billy Bragg  • Billy Idol  • Billy Joel  • Billy Ocean  • Bing Crosby  • Björk  • Black Sabbath  • Blondie  • Blue Öyster Cult  • Bo Diddley  • Bob Dylan  • Bob Hope  • Bobby Darin  • Bobby Vinton  • Bon Jovi  • Bonnie Raitt  • Boston  • Boyz II Men  • Brandy Norwood  • Brenda Lee  • Britney Spears  • Bruce Springsteen  • Bryan Adams  • Buddy Holly  • Captain & Tennille  • Carly Simon  • Carter Family  • Cass Elliot  • Cat Stevens  • Celine Dion  • Chaka Khan  • Charlie Parker  • Cheap Trick  • Cheech & Chong  • Cher  • Chicago  • Chopin  • Christina Aguilera  • Chuck Berry  • Connie Francis  • Courtney Love  • Cream  • Creedence Clearwater Revival  • Crystal Gayle  • Culture Club  • Cyndi Lauper  • Daddy Yankee  • Dannii Minogue  • David Bowie  • David Guetta  • Dean Martin  • Debbie Harry  • Deep Purple  • Def Leppard  • Deftones  • Diana Ross  • Dionne Warwick  • Diplo  • Dixie Chicks  • Dizzy Gillespie  • Dolly Parton  • Don Henley  • Donna Summer  • Doris Day  • Dr. Dre  • Dream Theater  • Duke Ellington  • Eddy Arnold  • Electric Light Orchestra  • Ella Fitzgerald  • Elton John  • Elvis Costello  • Elvis Presley  • Eminem  • Enya  • Eric Clapton  • Eurythmics  • Evanescence  • Fergie  • Foo Fighters  • Foreigner  • Four Tops  • Frank Sinatra  • Frank Zappa  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood  • Freddie Mercury  • Gene Autry  • Gene Kelly  • Genesis  • George Harrison  • Gilbert and Sullivan  • Girls Aloud  • Glen Campbell  • Glenn Miller  • Gloria Estefan  • Godsmack  • Grace Jones  • Grateful Dead  • Green Day  • Hank Williams  • Hank Williams III  • Hank Williams Jr.  • Heart  • Helen Reddy  • Herb Alpert  • Huey Lewis and the News  • Ice Cube  • Ice-T  • Iggy Pop  • Igor Stravinsky  • Iron Maiden  • James Brown  • James Morrison  • James Taylor  • Janet Jackson  • Jeff Beck  • Jerry Lewis  • Jessica Simpson  • Jethro Tull  • Jimmy Dean  • Jimmy Page  • Joan Baez  • Johann Sebastian Bach  • John Denver  • John Lennon  • John Williams  • Johnny Mathis  • Journey  • Juanes  • Judy Garland  • Justin Bieber  • Justin Timberlake  • Kanye West  • Katie Noonan  • Katy Perry  • KC and the Sunshine Band  • Kelly Clarkson  • Kenny G  • Kenny Loggins  • Kenny Rogers  • Kesha  • Kiss  • Kris Kristofferson  • Kylie Minogue  • La Toya Jackson  • Lady Gaga  • Led Zeppelin  • Lenny Kravitz  • Leonard Bernstein  • Lexa  • Linda Ronstadt  • Linkin Park  • Lionel Richie  • Little Richard  • Loretta Lynn  • Los Lobos  • Louis Armstrong  • Loverboy  • Ludwig van Beethoven  • Lynyrd Skynyrd  • Macy Gray  • Madonna  • Mariah Carey  • Marilyn Manson  • Marvin Gaye  • MC Hammer  • Meghan Trainor  • Michael Bolton  • Michael Jackson  • Mick Jagger  • Miles Davis  • Miley Cyrus  • Milli Vanilli  • Molly Hatchet  • Mötley Crüe  • Motörhead  • Nat King Cole  • Natalie Cole  • Nazareth  • Neil Diamond  • Neil Sedaka  • Neil Young  • Nicki Minaj  • Nine Inch Nails  • Nirvana  • Ozzy Osbourne  • Pat Benatar  • Paul McCartney  • Paul Simon  • Peter Frampton  • Peter Gabriel  • Peter  • Phil Collins  • Pink Floyd  • Powderfinger  • Queen  • Queen Latifah  • Queens of the Stone Age  • Ray Charles  • Reba Mcentire  • Red Hot Chili Peppers  • REO Speedwagon  • Richard Wagner  • Rick Springfield  • Ricky Nelson  • Rihanna  • Ringo Starr  • Rob Zombie  • Robert Plant  • Roberta Flack  • Rufus Wainwright  • Rush  • Sade  • Sakis Rouvas  • Sammy Hagar  • Santana  • Selena  • Shakira  • Shania Twain  • Shreya Ghoshal  • Simon & Garfunkel  • Slayer  • Slipknot  • Snoop Dogg  • Sonny & Cher  • Steely Dan  • Steve Miller Band  • Stevie Nicks  • Stevie Wonder  • Styx  • Supertramp  • Taylor Swift  • Ted Nugent  • The Alan Parsons Project  • The B-52's  • The Beach Boys  • The Beatles  • The Black Eyed Peas  • The Blues Brothers  • The Byrds  • The Carpenters  • The Clash  • The Crystal Method  • The Cure  • The Doobie Brothers  • The Doors  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds  • The Four Seasons  • The Guess Who  • The J. Geils Band  • The Jackson 5  • The Jackson Family  • The Kinks  • The Monkees  • The Moody Blues  • The Oak Ridge Boys  • The Osmonds  • The Partridge Family  • The Platters  • The Police  • The Rolling Stones  • The Smashing Pumpkins  • The Supremes  • The Temptations  • The Who  • The Yardbirds  • Thin Lizzy  • Three Dog Night  • Tina Turner  • Tom Jones  • Tom Petty  • Tommy Dorsey  • Tony Bennett  • Triumph  • Twisted Sister  • U2  • Uriah Heep  • Usher  • Van Halen  • Van Morrison  • Vangelis  • Vanilla Ice  • Vengaboys  • Wang Chung  • Waylon Jennings  • "Weird Al" Yankovic  • Whitney Houston  • Willie Nelson  • Wings  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  • Yes  • Yo-Yo Ma  • Yoko Ono
Opera
Gilbert & Sullivan
Serials
Soap operas and telenovelas
EastEnders
Television
Australian television • Television in Canada • Television in the United Kingdom • Television in the United States • BBC • The Big Bang Theory • Buffy the Vampire Slayer • Cartoon Network • Doctor Who • Family Guy • Friends • Futurama • Glee • Grey's Anatomy • M*A*S*H • Millennium • Monty Python • Muppets • Nickelodeon • South Park • Red Dwarf • SpongeBob SquarePants • Star Trek • 24 • The Simpsons • The X-Files • RuPaul's Drag Race
Theatre
Musical theatre
Visual arts
Anime and manga (Dragon Ball) • Architecture • Cartoon • Computer graphics • Design • Graffiti • Origami • Photography • Studio Ghibli • Textile arts (Fashion, Knitting) • Typography
Genre
Comedy • Furry • Horror fiction • King Arthur • Mythology • Pornography • Speculative fiction • Steampunk • Superhero fiction

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