5 Genres of Painting

Sep 23, 2015 by

Introduction: Painting is one of the 64 arts that conveys what one can’t say in words. The history of painting and its promoting was mostly done by European Academies of fine art but it evolved as such a fine art that it created many ripples in the history of world. Many don’t know the different genres of painting and end up confused. Here are those genres to clear up your confusion.       5 Genres: History painting: Though the name suggests it’s about history it’s not limited to history also familiar and important figures of history. It mostly carries messages or some moralistic content with it. The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the excellent historical paintings. image source Portrait: As the name indicates it deals with pictures of people, deities...

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Painting Genres: Classification of Paintings...

Jul 4, 2014 by

Genres of painting : Animals :  An animal painting is an art or skill in the portrayal of animals, essentially up to about 1900. During the last century “wildlife art” became the preferred term for contemporary animal painting. Especially in the 17th century, animal painters would often collaborate with other artists, who would either paint the main subject in a history or mythological piece, or the landscape background in a decorative one. Frans Snyders, a founder of the Baroque animal painting tradition, often provided the animals, and also still lifes of food, for Peter Paul Rubens; a different landscape specialist might provide the background.  Animal painters came low down in the hierarchy of genres, but the best painters could make a very good living. Battles  :  Battle art is also known as Military art. Military...

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