The application of colour to these glass cups is an act of applied art since they did not need any colour at all to perform their function.
This street-sweeping machine appears to have been streamlined for purely aesthetic purposes, since it moves only at the walking pace of the operator.
applied arts are the application of design and decoration to everyday objects to make them aesthetically pleasing. The term is applied in distinction to the [1 ] fine arts which aims to produce objects which are beautiful and/or provide intellectual stimulation. In practice, the two often overlap.
The fields of
industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design and the decorative arts are considered applied arts. In a creative and/or abstract context, the fields of architecture and photography are also considered applied arts. Movements [edit ] Museums of applied arts [edit ] Arts and Crafts movement Bauhaus Archive Die Neue Sammlung, Germany Leipzig Museum of Applied Arts, Germany Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum of Applied Arts (Belgrade), Serbia Museum of Applied Arts (Budapest), Hungary Museum für angewandte Kunst (Frankfurt), Germany Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Cologne), Germany Museum für angewandte Kunst Wien, Austria Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (MUDAC), Lausanne, Switzerland Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Stieglitz Museum of Applied Arts (Saint Petersburg), Russia Prague Museum of Decorative Arts (Prague), Czech Republic See also [edit ] References [edit ] ^ "applied art" in The Oxford Dictionary of Art. Online edition. Oxford University Press, 2004. www.oxfordreference.com. Retrieved 23 November 2013.