Commonalities of the Arts: Introduction (Chapter 1)

"It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts."
Henry David Thoreau - Where I Live

humanities
   modes of expression
   modes of reflection

pictorial arts
   medium
   elements
   line
   shape
   color
   light
   pattern
   composition
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sculpture
   materials
   texture
   movement
   site

architecture
   function
   materials
   design

music
   tone (pitch, color, dynamics)
   melody
   rhythm, meter
   key
   instrument/vocal

dance
   type
   staging
opera

literature
   type

Citing sources: World Wide Web Site
Harris, Jonathan G. "The Return of the Witch Hunts." Witchhunt Information Page. <http://liquid2-sun.mit.edu/fells.short.html> (28 May 1996).