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).

Thomas Campbell (visual artist)

Thomas Campbell (born c. 1969) is a California-based visual artist, filmmaker, sculptor and photographer whose perform has appeared on the Ugly Casanova album Sharpen Your Teeth and in Juxtapoz Magazine's September 2006 issue. Thomas grew happening surfing and skating in southern California before disturbing to New York in the 1980s. In that feel he came...

Jim Shaw (artist)

Jim Shaw (born 1952) is a contemporary American artist.

Frank Wright (painter)

Frank Wright (1932 – August 9, 2020) was an American painter. He attended American University upon a scholarship from the National Society of Arts and Letters and traditional his BA from there in 1954. He then went upon to attain studies and research at the Berenson Villa I Tatti in Florence, (1956-1958) and name graduate...

Robert L. Rasmussen

Robert L. "Bob" Rasmussen (born May 26, 1930 in Rio Vista, California), is a noted military artist; a retired Captain of the United States Navy; a former career naval aviator, primarily in the F-8 Crusader; a former enthusiast of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and former Director of the National Naval...

Nabil Kanso

Nabil Kanso (born 1940) is an American painter. Kanso began his career in New York. His works concurrence with contemporary, historical and university themes, and are marked by figurative imagery executed past spontaneous and operating handling of the paint and often done upon large-scale formats. They reflect interest and worry embodying intense colors and figurative...

Pavel Machotka

Pavel Machotka (August 21, 1936 - March 18, 2019) was a Czech-born American academic and painter. He was a professor of Psychology of Aesthetics at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 1970 to 1994. He was the author of several books, including two very nearly French painter Paul Cézanne.

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