Art? Or Craft?
What is the difference between Art and Craft?
I’m not sure I agree with everything on this chart, but here is a good place to start.
|BASIS FOR COMPARISON||ART||CRAFT|
|Meaning||An unstructured and boundless form of work, that expresses emotions, feelings and vision is called art.||Craft refers to an activity, which involves creation of tangible objects with the use of hands and brain.|
|Based on||Creative merit||Learned skills and technique|
|Serves||Aesthetic purpose||Decorative or functional purpose|
|Emphasizes||Ideas, feelings and visual qualities.||Right use of tools and materials.|
|Emergence||Heart and soul||Mind|
|Result of||Innate talent||Skill and experience|
I found myself looking through old pictures on this blog and trying to decide: Is it Art? Or, is it Craft?
I’d guess at art, although craft is certainly an element of coloring pages.
Or should I have captioned it “Two craftsmen”?
No — I think art is the right choice here.
Is quilting an art or a craft? So much artistry goes into quilted objects, but it’s probably a craft because it’s a functional object and reproducible.
I dabble with watercoloring for a while — obviously never got very proficient. I shudder to call this art.
Made at Laity Lodge. I drew the daffodil, copying from a picture, and carved it, making lots of mistakes. Craft?
Teenage boy activity in church. Definitely art.
Elephants painted in art class. We’re copying Eli Halpin’s style — but still art, I think.
My place-cards. I loved making these. Craft. And Art. I put my mind into these, but also some heart.
There probably isn’t a clear delineation most of the time between art and craft.
The artists exercise craft, and the craftsmen use art.