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Painting Styles

The art and painting styles can refer either to the aesthetic values followed in choosing what to paint (and how) or to the physical techniques employed. An aesthetic movement such as Realism, Romanticism, Impressionism can promote an entire world view, a way of interpreting reality and deciding which parts of it are worth observing and(or) emphasizing, as well as to what extent the artists emotions are expressed. Some of these movements are closely associated with certain techniques, such as Pointillism, while others are more flexible, but each has a characteristic "look" that becomes more and more distinctive as it develops until it reaches a saturation point, paving the way for the next style.

By changing the way they paint, apply colour, texture, perspective, or the way they see shapes and ideas, the artist establishes a certain set of "rules". If other artists see the rules as valid for themselves they might also apply these characteristics. The works of art then take on that specific "style". An artist may give the style a name such as "Expressionism", or a name may be applied later, as in the case of "abstract art".

 

Abstract

Abstract painting style

Baroque

Boraque painting style

Constructivism

Constructivism painting style

Cubism

Cubism painting style

Fauvism

Fauvism painting style

Graffiti

Graffiti painting style

Hard-edge

Hard-edge painting style

Impressionism

Impressionism painting style

Mannerism

Mannerism painting style

Modernism

Modernism painting style

Naïve art

Naive painting style

Neo-classicism

Neo-classicism painting style

Op-Art

Op-art painting style

Orientalism

Orientalism painting style

Pointillism

Pointillism painting style

Pop-Art

Pop-art painting style

Postmodernism

Postmodernism painting style

Realism

Realism painting style

Romanticism

Romanticism painting style

Socialist Realism

Socialist Realism painting style

Surrealism

Surrealism painting style

 

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