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Painting idioms


An allegory is a figurative mode of representation conveying a meaning other than and in addition to the literal.Through allegory a subject of a higher spiritual order is described in terms of that of a lower which is made out to resemble it in properties and circumstances... Read More


In fine art painting, the term Bodegon has two meanings. Generically it means any still life painting. Specifically it stands for kitchen still lifes...Read More

Figure painting

Figure painting is a form of the visual arts in which the artist uses a live model as the subject matter of a two-dimensional piece of artwork using paint as the medium. In most cases the live model is nude and the painting is a representation of the full body of the model... Read More


An Illustration is a visualisation such as drawing, painting, photograph or other work of art that stresses subject more than form. The aim of an Illustration is to elucidate or decorate a story... Read More


The word landscape as most westerners use it is completely entrenched in western notions of land, nature and art. It is generally only conceived of in terms....Read More


A portrait is a painting, photograph,or other artistic representation of a person. Portraits are often simple head shots or mug shots and are not usually overly ... Read More

Still life

A still life is a work of art which represents a subject composed of inanimate objects. Popular in Western art since the 17th century, still life paintings, such as of flowers or fruit, give the artist more ...Read More