While "Art" is generally used to refer to specific areas such as drawing or painting, "The Arts" covers a variety of disciplines. It can be defined as "imaginative, creative, and nonscientific branches of knowledge considered collectively, esp. as studied academically." In addition to visual arts such as painting and sculpture, it includes performance arts
Categories of Art
- Conceptual Art
- Performance Art
Game and Story Use
- Works of art make good MacGuffins, especially if one is an Artifact of power.
- Important information or some other secret might be incorporated into a work of art
- An artist might make an interesting NPC to meet.
- Or a PC might have an artistic background.
- "Gentlemen, this painting is a forgery! Leonardo happened to be left-handed, but the brushstrokes on this work indicate a right-handed artist!"