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What are three examples of fine arts and practical arts?

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Three examples of fine arts are painting, sculpture and drawing, and three examples of practical arts are needlework, woodwork and pottery. Where fine arts are created primarily for aesthetic purposes, practical arts have an applied function.

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Some types of arts, such as architecture, fall into both the fine arts and practical arts categories, as architectural creations must meet the practical needs for which a building is used, while also being visually pleasing. Another object that may fall into both categories is banknotes or coins. The design of these objects must serve a utilitarian purpose but may also have purely aesthetic and artistic value.

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