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  Watercolor Painting Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The forerunner of watercolor painting in Europe was buon fresco painting — wall-painting using pigments in a water medium on wet plaster.
Watercolor paint is made of finely-ground pigment or dye mixed with gum arabic for body, and glycerin or honey for viscosity and to bond the colorant to the painting surface.
Traditionally, watercolor paint is applied with brushes, but it may be applied with other implements in experimental approaches or mixed with other materials (usually acrylic or collage).
www.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/Watercolor_painting   (735 words)

 History of Tempera Page
Or, the history of painting may be studied primarily as the illustration of many different times and societies.
The surface to be painted upon was often prepared with a thin coating of plaster or gesso.
The artistic tastes revealed in the paintings are exceptional and range from the use of architectural perspective for purposes of decoration to complex figure compositions illustrating scenes of ancient mythology.
www.vanaken.com /history.htm   (1306 words)

 painting -> History on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
A reawakened interest in mural painting and the contributions of painting to such arts as the motion picture and video have led some to believe that a return to a greater emphasis on the public functions of the art is taking place.
From Giotto to Picasso and from Ma Yüan to Hokusai, painting has never ceased to produce great exponents who have expressed not merely the taste but the aspirations, the concepts of space, form, and color, and the philosophy of their respective periods.
A painting entitled, "Flowers and Birds" by Wang SHUPING an accomplished artist and calligrapher is presented in the "Painting and Calligraphy" exhibition.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/painting_History.asp   (907 words)

 History Painting
Reynolds narrowly defines history painting, urging artists to turn to Scripture and to antiquity for their subjects; often these sources might, as an added advantage, impart through allegorical interpretation moral and didactic lessons to the greatest number of people.
Aside from whatever merits history painting had as art, its very "grandness" was ironically the cause of its decline in popularity: quite simply, few patrons had the walls to accommodate these imposing works.
But the painters did not abandon the subjects of history painting; instead, they made smaller pictures and approached their literary subjects in different ways, with a new focus on more intimate scenes, the minor characters, and the psychology of the characters and situations depicted.
english.emory.edu /classes/Shakespeare_Illustrated/HistoryPainting.html   (793 words)

 Oil Painting Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Oil painting is done on surfaces with pigment ground into a medium of oil — especially in early modern Europe, linseed oil.
Since the paint never dries otherwise, cleanup is not needed (except when one wants to use a different color and the same brush).
Although not technically true oils (the medium is an unidentified "non-drying synthetic oily liquid, imbedded with a heat sensitive curing agent"), the paintings resemble oil paintings and are usually shown as oil paintings.
www.somethingpersonal.com /encyclopedia/Oil_painting   (495 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : Painting Cultural History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
For many Hijazi ladies this painting is also significant for the social value placed on this mode of dress, which was always worn by older women at weddings and was slowly disappearing with the older generation.
This painting is a tribute to the life of women in those days and the central role that duty and decorum played in their lives.
I can also say that my heritage paintings may be due, in part, to my love of history, and to the lack of information on cultural traditions." The success of her first exhibit in 1968 was a turning point, she says.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/200101/painting.cultural.history.htm   (1904 words)

 History Painting Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
History painting, as formulated in 1667 by André Félibien, a historiographer, architect and theoretician of French classicism, was in the hierarchy of genres considered to be the grande genre.
History paintings included paintings with religious, mythological, historical, literary, or allegorical subjects--they embodied some interpretation of life or conveyed a moral or intellectual message.
For a long time, especially during the French Revolution, history painting often focused on depiction of the heroic male nude; though this waned into the 19th century.
encyclopedia.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/History_painting   (313 words)

 ARS Art History Courses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
History of Italian art during the 16th century, including the achievements and influence of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo.
History of painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic arts, and the decorative arts from 1700 to the French Revolution (1789).
The history of the discipline and an exploration of various methodologies, critical theory, and bibliographies used by art historians.
www.asu.edu /aad/catalogs/spring_1999/ars.html   (1883 words)

 Irises (painting) Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Irises is a painting by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, one of the first he did while he was at the asylum at Saint Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France in the last year before his death in 1890.
It was painted before his first attack there; this is evident in the lack of high tension which is seen in his later works.
Van Gogh considered this painting a study, which is probably why there are no known drawings for it, although Theo, Van Gogh's brother, thought better of it and quickly submitted it to the Salon des Indépendants in September 1889.
quiltplace.com /encyclopedia/Irises_(painting)   (382 words)

 2. Painting before 1300 [Beyond Books - History of Painting]
Red-figure painting was done with a brush and paint rather than by engraving and allowed Greek artists greater freedom and precision in their illustration.
Archaeologists have discovered few paintings from the 20,000 years beginning with the creation of the earliest known cave paintings and concluding with the end of prehistory.
Ancient painting is a reminder that since the beginning of human existence people everywhere feel a need to depict their world.
www.beyondbooks.com /art11/2.asp   (1163 words)

 Chinese Brush Painting - Art History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
In its early stages, Chinese painting was restricted to crafts such as pottery and lacquer ware but later developed to include the painting of murals.
The brush used in Chinese brush painting is similar to a watercolor brush used in the West.
The objective of Chinese brush painting is not to express the variation in shades resulting from a source of light in a realistic way, but to express the characteristics of the subject.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art3233.asp   (461 words)

 Art Bulletin, The: Why Chinese painting is history
Contemporary views of history and art history have taught us to reject the authority of earlier discourses-their terminologies, concepts, and assumptions-especially those connected with nineteenth-century positivism, which states that scientific principles must be the a priori basis for definitive, correct, and true interpretations.
While postmodern theorists have critiqued modern art history as a "coy science," (7) social art historians, asking, "Is art history?" have argued for a shift in focus from histories of styles to "pieces of history," or micro-histories.
To date a painting, for example, we must first analyze it in the context of a period style, which, in turn, is defined by an analysis of paintings.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0422/is_2_85/ai_104208974   (1141 words)

 Vermeer: The Art of Painting, Art and History - NGA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
By placing the muse of history at the center of his allegory, Vermeer emphasized the importance of history to the visual artist.
Theorists argued that the noblest and most highly regarded form of artistic expression was history painting, a term that encompassed biblical, mythological, and historical subjects, as well as allegories.
By creating such paintings, artists demonstrated their knowledge and originality of thought, qualities that raised painting to the elevated status of a liberal art.
www.nga.gov /exhibitions/verm_3.htm   (819 words)

 Art History/Painting
Producing this painting is the final and most-involved part of the process, lasting four weeks and 20 class periods.
Judith Korn is an artist with a teaching background in Art and Special Education, and an M.F.A. degree in painting and printmaking.
She has had extensive course-work in Art History, which has been further informed by national and international travel and studies.
www.teachersnetwork.org /impactii/profiles01_02/korn.htm   (508 words)

 AllRefer.com - history painting (Art, General) - Encyclopedia
history painting, the painting of scenes from classical and Christian history and mythology.
It was taught in the academies of art, from the Renaissance to the 19th cent., as the highest form of art in an hierarchical grouping that ranked still-life painting lowest on the list.
Scenes from antiquity dominated 18th-century painting, and modern subjects were exalted by treating them in classical terms.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/H/historyp.html   (223 words)

 2e. Early Medieval Painting [Beyond Books - History of Painting]
Wall paintings that date to the beginning of the first millennium in Pompeii and Ostia demonstrate the splendor of the Empire.
The most spectacular paintings are found in remains of the synagogue in the ancient city of Dura-Europos in modern-day Syria and in the Christian catacombs in Rome.
The wall paintings in the catacombs, including this one depicting Christ with his apostles, exemplify the style and role of painting in the first eight centuries of Christianity.
www.beyondbooks.com /art11/2e.asp   (1312 words)

 Outdoor Painting :: History ::
Prior to the 19th century, landscape painting was used as the basis for allegorical and narrative themes.
However, their paintings were composed much like a set designer would create a backdrop for a theater production.
In 1824, John Constable’s paintings, View on the Stour (1819) and The Hay Wain (1821) were exhibited at the prestigious Salon in Paris, winning Gold Medals.
www.outdoorpainting.com /history.html   (544 words)

 Painting Revisited, History and Art Brushes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Filling with History is a good technique to use if the area you want to fill is easily selectable, or you want to define the area to be affected by the History more precisely by using a selection method instead of a painted method.
Using the Art History Brush is similar to using the History Brush, in that you use the History Palette to set a source for which history state you want to reference.
The colors of the referenced history state are blended in a painterly way and brushed on the image in the shapes of the chosen style of brush stroke.
www.santarosa.edu /~bheiman/73_31_online/lectures/lec12.html   (4377 words)

 ArtLex on History Painting
A print published in 1853 gave the painting the status of a national monument, in spite of numerous errors in historical detail (the flag, for example, as depicted here was not introduced until six months after the event).
Nevertheless, the painting captured and has held the affection of succeeding generations of Americans, for the drama of the episode, despite the histrionics, has great patriotic appeal.
The painting's title, taken from a poem written in 1726 by Irish poet George Berkeley, became a motto for America's quest for Manifest Destiny -- the 19th century drive to grow the nation over vast frontiers.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/h/historypainting.html   (1001 words)

 Ancient Greek Painting - History for Kids!
This is because some of the Bronze Age paintings were buried by volcanoes (as at Pompeii) and others were buried by earthquakes, and so they were not destroyed and archaeologists were able to dig them up.
The few later paintings that survive were mostly painted on the walls of tombs, underground, and that is how they survived safely.
They were painted on the walls of palaces where the rulers of Crete lived, around 1700-1400 BC, and when the Myceneans destroyed the palaces around 1400 BC, some of the pictures survived buried under the ruins of the palaces.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/art/painting/greekpainting.htm   (481 words)

 Korean History:: A Bibliography :::::: [ARTS - PAINTING]
“Artistic Trends in Korean Painting during the 1930s.” In Marlene J. Mayo and J. Thomas Rimer, with H. Eleanor Kerkham, eds.
"Amitabha Triad: A Koryo Painting in the Brooklyn Museum." In Sambul Kim Wol-lyong kyosu chongnyon t'oeim kinyom nonch'ong kanhaeng wiwonhoe, ed.
“Western Influence on Korean Painting of the Late Choson Period.” In Embracing the Other: The Interaction of Korean and Foreign Cultures: Proceedings of the 1st World Congress of Korean Studies, I. Songnam, Republic of Korea: The Academy of Korean Studies, 2002.
www.hawaii.edu /korea/bibliography/arts-painting.htm   (1974 words)

 Truman Library - Thomas Hart Benton Oral History Interview
BENTON: Originally I intended to paint the predelle in the same color scheme as the main part of the mural but as the mural began to reach completion, I thought it better to reduce their color.
Predelle were frequently used in religious paintings where related subjects were painted to accompany the main one, and like mine, they were often executed with a coloration different from that of the main subject.
I have painted most of my murals with egg-tempera, which also does not change color, but the film of which is delicate and easily damaged.
www.trumanlibrary.org /oralhist/benton.htm   (4854 words)

 history painting on Encyclopedia.com
Included in the category were scenes from contemporary history, such as Velázquez's Surrender at Breda, and commemorative works and apotheoses, such as Rubens's Life of Marie de' Medici.
The frescoe depicts incidents in the history of Christian faith; from the banishment from Paradise to the Last Jud (LON44329)
The village of Pont-Aven is well famous for its painting history.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/h1/historyp.asp   (507 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Napoleon and History Painting: Antoine-Jean Gros's La Bataille D'Eylau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
This study is an inquiry into the fortunes, in both theory and practice, of the idea of history painting during the Napoleonic period.
Its main argument is that under Napoleon, French history painting, especially battle painting, encountered a series of questions as to its nature and function.
This is a resolutely interdisciplinary book: drawing on perspectives from political thought and history, military theory and practice and art history, which centres on the work of the painter, Antoine-Jean Gros, and his controversial painting, La Bataille d'Eylau.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0198174225   (339 words)

 History painting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The first painter to the king, the directors of the Academy and of the French Academy in Rome were always chosen from its exponents.
What distinguished it from other genres was the importance laid on the human figure, rather than the severity of the subject, for, in the eighteenth century, history painting did not solely infer heroism and austerity.
History painting included biblical scenes, religious scenes, historical scenes or scenes from Antiquity, occasionally embellished with symbolic or allegorical references, mythological scenes and subjects borrowed from more or less modern literary sources.
mistral.culture.fr /lumiere/documents/files/peinture_histoire.html   (133 words)

 Pop Art Ice Cream Painting - Art History - KinderArt
Demonstrate painting sprinkles on the painted and dried ice cream colors.
Demonstrate painting accent lines on the painted and dried cone color.
The ice cream should be drawn and painted artistically.
www.kinderart.com /arthistory/poparticecream.shtml   (470 words)

 Awesome Library - Arts
When mixing paint, which this article discusses, the primary colors are actually yellow, magenta, and cyan.
When mixing paint, which this article discusses, the primary colors are yellow, magenta, and cyan.
Provides highlights of art history from 30,000 BC to the present.
www.awesomelibrary.org /Classroom/Arts/Paintings/Paintings.html   (653 words)

 history painting
What Painting Is & The Object Stares Back: On the Nature of Seeing & Our Beautiful, Dry, and Distant Texts: Art History as Writing & On Pictures and the Words That Fail Them & How to Use Your Eyes.
A sculpture, a column, and a painting: the tension between art and history.
Painting and History During the French Restoration: Abandoned by the Past.(Review) (The Art Bulletin)
www.infoplease.com /ce6/ent/A0823819.html   (230 words)

 Van Gogh's Painting Style - Art History and Painting - KinderArt
A great painting and art history lesson submitted by H.
On the top 2/3 of the paper paint dark blue swirls and then fill in the rest of the sky with white.
We finish this painting by describing how the irises are made and painting irises in the foreground of our paintings.
www.kinderart.com /painting/vangogh.shtml   (404 words)

 NGA - British and American History Paintings of the 1700s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Tour: British and American History Paintings of the 1700s
Sophisticated Europeans from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries deemed “history painting” to be the supreme achievement in the visual arts.
In addition to imaginatively re-creating actual events from the past, history paintings also illustrated heroic or moralizing episodes from religion, mythology, and literature.
www.nga.gov /collection/gallery/gg61/gg61-main1.html   (117 words)

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