Paintings

Some articles on painting, paintings:

Still Life - Antecedents - Middle Ages and Renaissance
... By 1300, starting with Giotto and his pupils, still life painting was revived in the form of fictional niches on religious wall paintings which depicted everyday objects ... realism and symbolism led them to lavish great attention on their paintings' overall message ... The development of oil painting technique by Jan van Eyck and other Northern European artists made it possible to paint everyday objects in this hyper-realistic fashion, owing to ...
Still Life - Twentieth Century
... and adjust until mid-century when total abstraction, as exemplified by Jackson Pollock's drip paintings, eliminated all recognizable content ... theories and added elements inspired by Japanese woodcuts to their still life paintings ... In some of his still life paintings, such as Still Life with Eggplants, his table of objects is nearly lost amidst the other colorful patterns filling the rest of the room ...
Still Life - Sixteenth Century
... tulip (imported to Europe from Turkey), were celebrated in still life paintings ... on that to produce thousands of still life paintings ... throughout Europe, resulted in the nearly simultaneous creation of modern still life paintings around 1600 ...
Still Life - Eighteenth Century
... in many cases, the religious and allegorical connotations of still life paintings were dropped and kitchen table paintings evolved into calculated depictions of varied color and form, displaying everyday foods ... The French aristocracy employed artists to execute paintings of bounteous and extravagant still life subjects that graced their dining table, also without the moralistic vanitas message of their Dutch predecessors ... France for trompe-l'œil (French "trick the eye") painting ...
Still Life
... and Ancient Greek/Roman art, still life paintings give the artist more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition than do paintings of other ... Still life paintings, particularly before 1700, often contained religious and allegorical symbolism relating to the objects depicted ...

Famous quotes containing the word paintings:

    Not “Seeing is Believing” you ninny, but “Believing is Seeing.” For modern art has become completely literary: the paintings and other works exist only to illustrate the text.
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931)

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    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)