What are the fine arts?

Fine Arts (as defined by Webster's Dictionary)

1. creative art, especially visual art, whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content. "the convergence of popular culture and fine art"


 Fine Art is a term used to define classic art forms such as paintings, sculptures, architecture, music, and literature. Although there are other art forms that have been added to the list since, French philosopher, Charles Batteaux gave us the term in the mid 1800's. In today's society we still appreciate the history and classics left behind by the greats, but have also found ways to alter, enhance, and define new forms of art that are still influenced by the old school.

For our #TheOtherSideOfTheBorder series we will be bringing attention to Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Music, and Literature that comes out of Mexico. Does your culture exude its own genre of fine art? Share with us.