functional / theme
To achieve a perfect balance of beauty and utility is one of the greatest challenges an artist can attempt. If accomplished, however, that harmonious object becomes a prodigy, a starlet, a yin-yang darling. Like that paragon, the human body, the functional art work does something, and looks damn good while doing it.
Themes represent basic categories of thought, emotion, or value. While our assignment of themes may at times seem arbitrary or whimsical, they serve to link together artists and movements along non- hierarchial pathways. Follow the themes to look for new disciplines that share qualities with those you already like, or to open up new worlds of Art and Culture.