The arts represent an outlet of human expression, usually influenced by culture, and driven by human creative impulse. Major constituents of the arts include
literature – including poetry, novels and short stories, and epics; performing arts –among them music, dance, and theatre; culinary arts such as baking, chocolatiering,
and winemaking; media arts like photography and film, and visual arts – including drawing, painting, and sculpting. Some art forms combine a visual element with
performance (e.g. film) and the written word (e.g. comics). From prehistoric cave paintings to modern day films, art serves as a vessel for storytelling and conveying
mankind's relationship with its environment.