Art is a broad category of human actions (and things) that use creative imagination to exhibit technical competency, beauty, emotional strength, or conceptual concepts. There is no universally accepted definition of art and opinions have evolved over time. Painting, sculpture, and architecture are the three traditional branches of visual art. A larger definition of the arts includes theatre, dance, and other performing arts, as well as literature, music, film, and other media such as interactive media. Art refers to any talent or mastery before the 17th century, and it was not distinguished from trades or sciences. The fine arts are separated in modern usage after the 17th century, where aesthetic considerations are prominent. A field of philosophy known as aesthetics investigates the nature of art and related ideas such as creativity and interpretation. The resulting works of art are analysed by professionals in the fields of art criticism and art history.
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