Gallery Genre Listings

August 24, 2006 12:00 am

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.