Paintings

Some articles on paintings, painting:

Still Life - Twentieth Century
... abstraction, as exemplified by Jackson Pollock's drip paintings, eliminated all recognizable content ... 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 - 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 ... 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 ...
Still Life - Sixteenth Century
... the tulip (imported to Europe from Turkey), were celebrated in still life paintings ... spread interest in Europe and artist capitalized on that to produce thousands of still life paintings ... Europe, resulted in the nearly simultaneous creation of modern still life paintings around 1600 ...
Still Life - Eighteenth Century
... 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 ... trompe-l'œil (French "trick the eye") painting ...
Still Life
... With origins in the Middle Ages and Ancient Greek/Roman art, still life paintings give the artist more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition than ... Still life paintings, particularly before 1700, often contained religious and allegorical symbolism relating to the objects depicted ...

Famous quotes containing the word paintings:

    All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this—as in other ways—they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.
    John Berger (b. 1926)

    When I began to have a fire at evening, before I plastered my house, the chimney carried smoke particularly well, because of the numerous chinks between the boards.... Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters? These forms are more agreeable to the fancy and imagination than fresco paintings or other the most expensive furniture.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)