Painting refers to the application of paint, pigment, color, or any other medium to a hard surface (called the matrix or support). The most common method of applying the medium to the base is with a brush. However, other tools such as knives and sponges can also be used, including airbrushes.

Painting is a term that describes both the act and result of an artistic work (the final product is known as a painting). Paintings can be supported by walls, paper and canvas, as well as wood, paper, canvas and paper, lacquer and pottery, leaf and copper, and may also include multiple materials such as plaster, clay, plaster, gold leaf and paper.

The visual arts include painting, which includes elements such as composition, gesture, drawing (as with gestural paintings), narration (as with narrative art) and abstraction (as with abstract art). Paintings can be representational and naturalistic (as is still life and landscape painting), abstract, narrative, symbolic (as with Symbolist art), emotive, or political in nature (as shown in Artivism).

Karl Benjamin

Karl J. Benjamin (December 29, 1925 – July 26, 2012) was an American painter of energetic geometric abstractions, who rose to fame in 1959 as one of four Los Angeles-based Abstract Classicists and as soon as produced a critically acclaimed body of take effect that explores a immense array of color relationships. Working quietly at his...

Daniel Johnston

Daniel Dale Johnston (January 22, 1961 – c. September 11, 2019) was an American singer-songwriter and visual artiste regarded as a significant figure in outsider, lo-fi, and every second music scenes. Most of his play a part consisted of cassettes recorded alone in his home, and his music was frequently cited for its "pure" and...

Eugene J. Martin

Eugene James Martin (July 24, 1938 – January 1, 2005) was an African-American visual artist.

Sarah Brayer

Sarah Brayer (born 1957) is an American performer who works in both Japan and the United States. She is internationally known for her poured washi paperworks, aquatint and woodblock prints. In 2013 Japan's Ministry of Culture awarded Sarah its Bunkacho Chokan Hyosho ("Commissioner of Culture Award") for dissemination of Japanese culture abroad through her creations...

John Mascaro

John Mascaro is a painter and self-taught architect involved between New York and Los Angeles. Mascaro graduated in imitation of an MFA from the Slade School of Art in 2004. In 2008 he co-founded Mut-Architecture later Eleonore Morand after meeting at Acconci Studio in Brooklyn, NY. Mut's projects blur the separation between painting and architecture,...

Courtney Adams

Courtney Adams (born June 5, 1981 in Houston, Texas) is an artist based in Hamburg, Germany. His style is flat, but a multi-dimensional style of painting called “Cubo-Expressionistic Primitivism” ( a mix of French Cubism, German Expressionism and African Primitivism), in which he filed a copyright in the reveal of the Library of Congress in...

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