Additionally all announcements are permanently archived on the art-agenda website, creating a valuable research resource of some of the most important gallery exhibits worldwide. The various visual arts exist within a continuum that ranges from purely aesthetic purposes at one end to purely utilitarian purposes at the other. Such a polarity of purpose is reflected in the commonly used terms artist and artisan, the latter understood as one who gives considerable attention to the utilitarian. This should by no means be taken as a rigid scheme, however. In cultures such as those of Africa and Oceania, a definition of art that encompasses this continuum has existed for centuries.
- The non-motivated purposes of art are those that are integral to being human, transcend the individual, or do not fulfill a specific external purpose.
- A recently completed series of five mixed-media paintings on gold leaf debuts to the public for the first