Subject Description


Visual arts

OCM Identifier


Subject Description

Information on those arts that produce material objects whose expressive dimension is primarily visual in nature. This category includes information on genres in visual arts (e.g., beadwork, drawing, painting, dyes and their use, printmaking, quillwork, sculpture, carving); specialists in visual arts; design and pattern; styles; and symbolism.

This category, term, and scope note were introduced in 1997. To find information on this subject in material indexed before 1997 search for terms "Decorative Art" (531) and "Representative Art" (532).


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