Wikipedia:Vital articles/Level/4/Arts

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Arts (671 articles)

General (3 articles)

  1. The arts (Level 1)
  2. Art (Level 3)
  3. Artist

Architecture (57 articles)

See also Technology > Construction section

Cultural venues (21 articles)

Literature (218 articles)

Music (137 articles)

Basics (15 articles)

  1. Music (Level 2)
  2. Choir
  3. Concert
  4. Counterpoint
  5. Harmony
    1. Chord
  6. Melody
  7. Music theory
  8. Music video
  9. Musical notation
  10. Orchestra (Level 3)
  11. Rhythm
  12. Scale (music)
  13. Singing (Level 3)
  14. Song

Music genres and forms (47 articles)

General (6 articles)

  1. Ballad
  2. Christmas carol
  3. Hymn
  4. Lullaby
  5. National anthem
  6. Protest song

Western classical music (15 articles)

  1. Classical music (Level 3)
    1. Fugue
    2. Aria
    3. Concerto
    4. Opera (Level 3)
    5. Sonata
    6. Symphony
  2. Medieval music
    1. Gregorian chant
  3. Renaissance music
  4. Baroque music
  5. Classical period
  6. Romantic music
  7. 20th-century classical music
  8. Contemporary classical music

Non-Western music (5 articles)

  1. Arabic music
  2. Gamelan
  3. Indian classical music
  4. Music of China
  5. Sub-Saharan African music traditions

Popular music (21 articles)

  1. Blues
  2. Country music
  3. Disco
  4. Electronic music
  5. Folk music (Level 3)
  6. Funk
  7. Hip hop music
    1. Rapping
  8. Jazz (Level 3)
    1. Bossa nova
    2. Ragtime
  9. Pop music (Level 3)
  10. Reggae
  11. Rhythm and blues
    1. Soul music
  12. Rock music (Level 3)
    1. Heavy metal music
    2. Punk rock
    3. Rock and roll
  13. Salsa music
  14. Samba

Musical instruments (43 articles)

  1. Musical instrument (Level 3)
  2. Electronic musical instrument
    1. Synthesizer
  3. Keyboard instrument
    1. Accordion
    2. Harpsichord
    3. Piano (Level 3)
    4. Pipe organ
  4. Percussion instrument
    1. Bell
    2. Cymbal
    3. Djembe
    4. Drum
    5. Xylophone
  5. String instrument
    1. Bass guitar
    2. Cello
    3. Double bass
    4. Electric guitar
    5. Guitar
    6. Harp
    7. Lute
    8. Lyre
    9. Mandolin
    10. Viola
    11. Violin
  6. Wind instrument
    1. Bagpipes
    2. Brass instrument
      1. Horn
      2. Trombone
      3. Trumpet
      4. Tuba
    3. Harmonica
    4. Woodwind instrument
      1. Bassoon
      2. Clarinet
      3. Flute
        1. Pan flute
        2. Recorder
        3. Western concert flute
      4. Oboe
      5. Saxophone

Specific musical works (32 articles)

Baroque (5 articles)

  1. Brandenburg Concertos
  2. The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
  3. Mass in B minor
  4. Messiah (Handel)
  5. The Well-Tempered Clavier

Classical (7 articles)

  1. Nocturnes (Chopin)
  2. Piano sonatas (Beethoven)
  3. Symphony No. 3 (Beethoven)
  4. Symphony No. 5 (Beethoven)
  5. Symphony No. 2 (Mahler)
  6. Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven)
  7. Symphony No. 41 (Mozart)

Opera (7 articles)

  1. La bohème
  2. Carmen
  3. Don Giovanni
  4. The Magic Flute
  5. Der Ring des Nibelungen
  6. La traviata
  7. Tristan und Isolde

Ballet (3 articles)

  1. The Nutcracker
  2. The Rite of Spring
  3. Swan Lake

Musicals (2 articles)

  1. The Phantom of the Opera
  2. West Side Story

Modern (8 articles)

  1. Heartbreak Hotel
  2. Johnny B. Goode
  3. Kind of Blue
  4. Like a Rolling Stone
  5. Respect (song)
  6. Rhapsody in Blue
  7. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  8. Thriller (Michael Jackson album)

Performing arts (45 articles)

Visual arts (109 articles)

Photography is listed under Technology

History of art (51 articles)

Pre-modern art (17 articles)

  1. Academic art
  2. Ancient Greek art
  3. Baroque
  4. Dutch Golden Age painting
  5. Empire style
  6. Gothic art
  7. Hellenistic art
  8. Prehistoric art (Level 3)
    1. Cave painting
    2. Rock art
  9. Renaissance art
    1. Realism (Level 3)
    2. Classicism
    3. Mannerism
  10. Rococo
  11. Roman art
  12. Romanesque art

Modern art (20 articles)

  1. Modern art
  2. Abstract art (Level 3)
  3. Abstract expressionism
  4. Art Deco
  5. Art Nouveau
  6. Arts and Crafts movement
  7. Avant-garde
  8. Cubism
  9. Dada
  10. Expressionism
  11. Futurism
  12. Impressionism
  13. Modernism (Level 3)
  14. Neoclassicism
  15. Post-Impressionism
  16. Postmodernism
  17. Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
  18. Romanticism (Level 3)
  19. Surrealism
  20. Symbolism

Contemporary art (6 articles)

  1. Contemporary art
  2. Land art
  3. Minimalism
  4. Conceptual art
  5. Outsider art
  6. Pop art

Non-Western art traditions (8 articles)

  1. African art
  2. Chinese art
  3. Indian art
  4. Islamic art
  5. Japanese art
    1. Ukiyo-e
  6. Persian art
  7. Visual arts by indigenous peoples of the Americas

Concepts and forms (30 articles)

  1. Visual arts (Level 2)
  2. Calligraphy (Level 3)
  3. Ceramic art
  4. Collage
  5. Comics (Level 3)
    1. Manga
  6. Decorative arts
  7. Drawing (Level 3)
  8. Fashion (Level 3)
  9. Folk art
  10. Graffiti
  11. Handicraft
  12. Illustration
  13. Mosaic
  14. Mural
  15. Optical illusion
  16. Origami
  17. Painting (Level 3)
    1. Landscape painting
    2. Oil painting
    3. Watercolor painting
  18. Perspective (graphical)
  19. Portrait
  20. Printmaking
    1. Engraving
  21. Religious art
  22. Sculpture (Level 3)
  23. Taxidermy
  24. Textile arts
  25. Wood carving

Specific works (28 articles)

Painting (17 articles)

  1. A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
  2. Along the River During the Qingming Festival
  3. Arnolfini Portrait
  4. The Birth of Venus
  5. Campbell's Soup Cans
  6. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
  7. The Garden of Earthly Delights
  8. Guernica
  9. The Last Supper
  10. Las Meninas
  11. Mona Lisa
  12. The Night Watch
  13. The Persistence of Memory
  14. The Scream
  15. Sistine Chapel
  16. The Starry Night
  17. Water Lilies

Sculpture (8 articles)

  1. David
  2. Fountain
  3. Olmec colossal heads
  4. Pietà
  5. Terracotta Army
  6. The Thinker
  7. Venus de Milo
  8. Venus of Willendorf

Other media (3 articles)

  1. Bayeux Tapestry
  2. Book of Kells
  3. The Great Wave off Kanagawa

Modern visual arts (60 articles)

Fictional characters (21 articles)

Mythological and Biblical characters are listed under Philosophy and religion