Friday, February 8, 2008

Two girls reading book

oil painting two girls reading a book
What enables painting is the perception and representation of intensity. Every point in space has different intensity, which can be represented in painting by black and white and all the gray shades between. In practice, painters can articulate shapes by juxtaposing surfaces of different intensity; by using just color (of the same intensity) one can only represent symbolic shapes. Thus, the basic means of painting are distinct from ideological means, such as geometrical figures, various points of view and organization (perspective), and symbols. For example, a painter perceives that a particular white wall has different intensity at each point, due to shades and reflections from nearby objects, but ideally, a white wall is still a white wall in pitch darkness.


warrior painting

warrior painting
In technical drawing, thickness of line is also ideal, demarcating ideal outlines of an object within a perceptual frame different from the one used by painters.For a painter, color is not simply divided into basic and derived (complementary or mixed) colors (like, red, blue, green, brown, etc.). Painters deal practically with pigments, so "blue" for a painter can be any of the blues:Rhythm is important in painting as well as in music. Rhythm is basically a pause incorporated into a body (sequence). This pause allows creative force to intervene and add new creations - form, melody, coloration.


child on shoulders

child and father painting
Color and tone are the essence of painting as pitch and rhythm are of music. Color is highly subjective, but has observable psychological effects,
painting styles: - Abstract
- Abstract expressionism
- Post-Abstract Expressionism
- Art Brut
- Art Deco
- Baroque
- CoBrA
- Color Field
- Constructivism
- Contemporary Art
- Combined Realism
- Cubism
- Expressionism
- Fauvism
- Figuration Libre
- Fingerpaint
- Folk
- Graffiti
- Hard-edge
- Impressionism
- Lyrical Abstraction
- Mannerism
- Minimalism
- Modernism
- Naïve art
- Neo-classicism
- Op art
- Orientalism
- Orphism
- Outsider
- Painterly
- Photorealism
- Pluralism
- Pointillism
- Pop art
- Postmodernism
- Post-painterly Abstraction
- Primitive
- Pseudorealism
- Realism
- Rectoversion
- Representational Art
- Romanticism
- Romantic realism
- Socialist realism
- Stuckism
- Surrealism
- Tachism

courtesy: wikipedia