1 Art can describe all forms of artistic skills.
2 Dance, literature, painting, sculpture and acting are all forms of art.
3 Generally, when we use the word art, we think of paintings.
4 Names of Michelangelo, Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet spring to mind.
5 Each of these artists differed according to the art form they specialized in.
6 The great period of change for art came during the renaissance about 400 to 500 years ago.
7 The impressionist period of art came at the end of the 19th century.
8 Here Monet was probably the most successful and famous.
9 Abstract art is much more difficult to understand, see Picasso.
10 As each generation of artist strikes to create new forms, so change comes.
11 Modern artists use all sorts of different materials from their predecessors.
12 Art varies from country to country also.
13 Artists try to interpret the modern world through their paintings.
14 Calligraphy is an important art form in China, but not so important in the west.
15 The great variety of art in the world is what makes it so beautiful.
16 It’s interesting to consider what art may be like in the long term future.