Gallery Genre Listings

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Below is a list of genres included within the art gallery. Members can use their best judgement in selecting where they place their images within these genres, but if you need a little assistance with the definitions, here you go. Also Moderators may move images into genres if they feel it is needed.

  • Abstract - Considered apart from concrete or practical existence.

  • Alternative - Existing outside what genres are currently listed.

  • Animals - An organism of the kingdom Animalia, differing from plants and humans.

  • Anime - A style of animation developed in Japan characterized by stylized colorful art and futuristic settings.

  • Architecture - The art and science of designing and erecting buildings.

  • Atmosphere/Mood - The dominant tone or mood of a work of art.

  • Aviation - Aircrafts

  • Careers - A chosen pursuit; a profession or occupation.

  • Character Formulas - Screen captures of dial settings used to recreate someone's character face or body.

  • Collage - An assemblage of elements.

  • Comics - A group of cartoons in narrative sequence.

  • Creatures - An imaginary or fantastical being.

  • Faeries - A tiny, mischievous, imaginary being.

  • Fantasy - A creation of the imagination whether expressed or merely conceived.

  • Fashion - The prevailing style or custom.

  • Film/TV - A story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement.

  • Flowers/Plants - A structure having showy or colorful parts; a blossom.

  • Food - Something that nourishes or sustains in a way suggestive of physical nourishment.

  • Fractal - A geometric pattern that is repeated at ever smaller scales to produce irregular shapes and surfaces that cannot be represented by classical geometry.

  • Glamour - An air of compelling charm, romance, and excitement, especially when delusively alluring.

  • Gothic - (Includes Dark) A style of fiction that emphasizes the grotesque, mysterious, and desolate. Art forms prevalent in northern Europe from the 12th through the 15th century.

  • Historical - Based on or concerned with events in history.

  • Home - A place where one lives.

  • Horror - (Includes Dark) Something unpleasant, ugly, or disagreeable.

  • Humor - Something laughable, amusing or funny.

  • Illustration - That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible.

  • Macro - (Close-up) Large in scope.

  • Medieval - Relating or belonging to the Middle Ages.

  • Military - The whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; troops; armed forces.

  • Modeling - Art of forming to give a three-dimensional appearance.

  • Music - CD covers, Artwork with the feel and flow of music.

  • Mythology - The collective myths which describe the Greek Gods.

  • Nature/Landscape - The world of living things and the outdoors.

  • Objects - A material thing.

  • People - Humans

  • Pin-ups - A picture, especially of a sexually attractive person, that is displayed on a wall.

  • Portraits - Representation of the human face painted from real life.

  • Realism - Art that represents events and social conditions as they actually are (without idealization).

  • Religious/Spiritual - Art representing a set of beliefs, values, and practices.

  • Romance - To make love to; court or woo.

  • Scenic - Views of any sceneary art includes rural, urban, villages, etc.

  • Science Fiction - Art involving the imagined impact of science on society.

  • Science/Technology - Art, skill, or expertness, regarded as the result of knowledge of laws and principles.

  • Sea/Undersea - Ocean/waters and all living and non-living things within the ocean.

  • Seasonal/Holiday - Events and holidays throughout the year.

  • Space - The solar system, stars, and galaxies exist; the universe.

  • Sports - Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.

  • Step-by-Step - Images that give step by step instruction or examples of how a work or style was created.

  • Still Life - The class or style of painting which represents inanimate objects.

  • Story/Sequential - Series of events within an art image that tells a story or an image with a written narrative story or poem. Succeeding or following in order.

  • Surrealism - Art that attempts to express the workings of the subconscious and is characterized by fantastic imagery.

  • Transportation - Cars, trucks, cycles, buses, trains, planes, boats, etc. transporting.

  • Virtual Reality - Art focused on computer simulation.

  • Weapons - An instrument of attack or defense in combat.

  • Weird - Art of the odd and unusal.

  • World Events/Social Commentary - A significant occurrence or happening reflected in the world. Relating to, or dealing with social situations and conditions.

  • Youth Art - Your child's artwork.

    Please refer to our TOS regarding an acceptable image or ask one of our moderators/admins if not sure.
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