Colour is an important aspect of many of the visual arts.
Le déjeuner sur l'herbe by Édouard Manet (1863)

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the visual arts:

Visual arts – class of art forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and others, that focus on the creation of works which are primarily visual in nature. Visual Arts that produce three-dimensional objects, such as sculpture and architecture, are known as plastic arts. The current usage of visual arts includes fine arts as well as crafts, but this was not always the case.

Types of visual art

History of the visual arts

See also: Outline of history § History of art

Elements of art

Elements of art – shape, form, value, line, color, space and texture

General visual art concepts

Principles of art

Visual artists

See also