Different Methods in Art
Art is the process of arranging elements in a way that deliberately appeals to the senses or emotions. It
encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression including Painting, Music,
Sculpture, Dance, literature and Performing arts.
Painting is the applying of paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface or base. In art, the term describes
both the act and the result, which is called a painting. Paintings may be on surfaces such as walls, paper, canvas,
wood, glass, lacquer, clay or concrete. Paintings may be decorated with gold leaf, and some modern paintings
incorporate other materials including sand, clay, and scraps of paper. Paint can be applied with brushes, spoons,
sprayed, splashed, dropped or poured as well as other application methods onto the surface.
Painting is an expression with different forms. Drawing, Composition or Abstraction may be used to show the
intention of the painter or artist. Paintings can be naturalistic such as landscapes and representational as in a still
life, photographic or abstract, be loaded with narrative content, such as symbolism, emotion or political in nature.
Some Painting’s that should be studied include
Mona Lisa, Impression, Sunrise, Male and Female
Leonardo da Vinci's
is a 16th century portrait painted in oil on a poplar panel during the Italian
Renaissance. The painting is a half-length portrait and depicts a woman with an enigmatic expression. The
vagueness in the models expression along with restrained forms and optical illusion have contributed to the
painting's fascination. Few other works of art have been subject to as much scrutiny, study, mythologizing, and
is a painting by Claude Monet in 1872, for which the Impressionist movement was
named. Its subject is the harbor of Le Havre in France, using very loose brush strokes that suggest rather than
Male and Female
is oil on canvas by Jackson Pollock in 1942. Pollok’s style by the mid 1940s was
painting in a completely abstract manner, and the `drip and splash' style emerged Instead of using the traditional
easel he affixed his canvas to the floor or the wall and poured and dripped his paint from a can; instead of using
brushes he manipulated it with `sticks, trowels or knives' sometimes gaining an impasto, where the paint is laid on
thickly, by an admixture of `sand, broken glass or other foreign matter'.
A Country Wedding,
by Anna Mary
Robertson Moses better known as "Grandma Moses”, in 1951 is an Oil on canvas. Grandma Moses was a