Objective arts

Liberal arts.

Trivium: Grammar (language), Dialectics (logic), Rhetoric (ratio, reason),

Quadrivium: Arithmetic, Geometry, Astronomy, Music

Mechanical or vulgar arts.

Galen of Pergamon, in the II Century AC, denominated them mechanical arts. In the XII Century, Radulfo de Campo Lungo, made a classification of mechanical arts, reducing them to seven, the same number than liberal arts. They are: ars victuaria, to feed people; ars lanificaria, to dress them; ars architectura, to provide them with a house; ars suffragatoria, to give them means of transport; ars medicinaria, to cure them; ars negotiatoria, for trade; and ars militaria, to defend themselves.

Subjective arts

Major arts (fine arts)

Some are also known as plastic or visual arts. There are seven: Painting, sculpture, architecture, music, dance, literature and the seventh art: cinema. However, new arts are opening up with technology: photography, comics, videogames, video art, etc.

Minor or applied arts (craftworks)

A classification includes:

Pottery: art of making earthenware vessels, Iron Crafts, Jewelry, Boilermakery: trade of metal pottery (also copper, brass, tinning), Stonework, Carwrighty, Sievery, Ceramics, Locksmith, Basketry, Cabinetmaking, Binding: sewing or gluing sheets and covers to notebooks of texts and books, Glyptics: art of engraving or carving precious stones, Cooperage, Saddlery: art of working various articles of leather or trimmings for horses, Spinning, Leather goods, Working with precious metals, Wood carving, Marquetry, Incrustation and coating work, Taxidermy, Upholstery, Weaver, Blown glass, Stained glass, etc.

Performing arts

Performing arts are destined to the study and/or practice of any type of stage performance: theater, dance, music (especially opera, ballet, zarzuela, musical theater, cabaret, music hall, concerts or recitals, etc.)

Contemporary arts

Television and audiovisual communication as tekhne, sports as tekhne, etc.

Engineering and design

Engineering as tekhne:

Industrial, Chemical, Mechanics, Telecommunications, Computing, etc.

Design as tekhne

Arts of existence

Spirituality, spiritual exercises, as tekhne.

Psychotherapies as tekhnes: Psychoanalysis as tekhne ( Spence, 1994 )