Fine arts can be described as the classical form of art that is mostly considered, proper as well as traditional. It is an art that is done mostly for the purpose of aesthetics. However through time, changes have occurred as a result of industrialization and the development of societies in the post-industrial era. These changes have been characterized by aspects such as a formal organization of cultural goods that has made fine art products more market-based as opposed to their previous nature that was more traditional. Another aspect associated with these changes is the diversification of fine arts that have led to the development of new forms.
However, fine arts is different from popular culture in the sense that popular culture is mainly associated with mainstream as a result of mass media and involves various aspects such as ideas, images perspectives phenomena that are aimed for being consumed as widely as possible across the world through spreading by the forms of mass media. In this aspect the difference between fine arts and popular culture comes out in the sense that fine art is associated with aesthetic qualities that result to tastes, however, popular culture has no such thing and it is usually considered trivial and with the aim of making it acceptable for many people across the mainstream. It is, usually, considered as dumped down and has been greatly met with lots of criticism from various social bodies because of the fact that it is very superficial in nature as well as corrupt. However, as a result of the changes that have occurred in fine arts, the aspect of taste associated with the aesthetic quality is slowly declining.
The two aspects of fine art and modernism have in common the factor of how culture influences the two. The changes that have occurred in the society as far as culture is concerned due to technological advancement in the fields of mass communication have resulted to production of culture as a result of their development in terms of industrialization as well as the formalization. These changes have caused the declination of the classical aspect as well as the traditional aspect of fine arts. On the other hand, the changes have resulted to the much development of popular culture that has seen it grow as fast as the mainstream is growing. Popular culture has become very wide as a result of the mainstream that aims at reaping maximum profits from consumers throughout the world.
Fine art is, therefore, a very important aspect in society that makes people appreciate creativity and the aesthetic value it comes with. It is a form of art that has changed through time and, as a result, it has led to the development of many other forms of art. These changes have mainly been attributed to changes in technology as well as the society in the form of industrialization that led to the development of a post industrial society characterized by increased influence of mass media that led to mass production of fine art as well as popular culture. As a result, the classical aspect of fine art that characterized it as traditional in nature has greatly declined. One the other hand popular culture has been widespread as a result of its great commercial nature for which people try to maximise profits and as so, it has been considered trivial and dumbed down for it to become widely accepted as well as to reduce the aspect of difference in taste associated with fine arts.