'What are the differences between fine art and graphic design?'
- The use of material
- The messages they try to portay, fine art is classfied as self expression and leaves the audience to clarify it's own interpretation, whereas graphic designs purpose is to provide a clear and concise message to it's audience.
- The purpose and context
- The scale and location
- Fine art is associated with high culture and class. Ruling classes determined what was affluent - painting, caviar, champagne opera. Elitest.
- Mass production vs. indivual production
- Historical specificity vs. timeless
Graphic design was first introduced in the mid 90's and based around industrial capitalism and mass dissemination.
Arisam, M 2003' put the arts into a controversial order of importance
- Fine art is pure.
- Illustration is the beggining of selling out.
- Graphic design is commercial art.
- Advertising is selling - period.
Considerations of fine art vs. graphic design
- Ambiguity or complexicity of meaning
- The designer as a wage labourer
- Cultural significane
- Expression and individuality
- Creativity / problem solving
A painting by Van Gogh called Twelve sunflowers, the painting gained credibility after his suicide and sold for approxiamtley £32.56 million. However controversially a series of paintings were brought by Japanese gangsters to hide blood money, which questions the credibility of the artist and fine art as a whole.