In the West, however, by the mid-18th century the development of academies for painting and sculpture established a sense that these media were “art” and therefore separate from more utilitarian media. This separation of art forms continued among art institutions until the late 20th century, when such rigid distinctions began to be questioned. Art on designboom surveys artistic happenings and movements, and contemporary exhibitions taking place around the globe, showcasing creativity in all its forms.
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