In this section you may find straightforward, comprehensive information about the development of art from ancient times to the present days. You may find out more about the works of different art genres: in prehistoric times and in the Middle Ages, as well as the contemporary works created in the territory of Moldova today. Step by step, you may learn how early forms of art were developing, about the trends and styles, which distinguish different historic epochs, find out more about the art moves having influence on the process of creation of the different art works today.
With a universal visual language art does not need a “translator”, indeed, with the help of artistic images the ideals and morals of society can be expressed. Fine art is an objective criterion of the level of culture and civilization in the corresponding historical periods.
The Moldavian term “arte plastic” comes from the Greek verb “plasticos” and Latin term “ars”, which combined in French, and made up the term “arts plastiques”.
Originally, in ancient times, this term only related to the sculpture, ceramics and architecture, during the Renaissance the term was used to describe the painting and drawing.
At the end of the XIX century, this expression was applied to all genres of fine art as a specific form of art, the result of which is the creation of works of art, that don’t have utilitarian value, but belong to the spiritual culture, forming a society tastes in the sphere of aesthetics, morality and philosophy at different times.