What is art? Good question. The world of art is full of styles, idioms, eras, movements, genres, epochs, and much more. Every artist is unique and every style is important. But that's just too much to cover right here. Art connoisseurs beware: these categories do not map perfectly to the classifications in textbooks.
We want to boil it all down to six visual styles so that buyers and artists can communicate the visual aspects of a painting.