Painting style


Painting style

In art and painting, style can refer either to the aesthetic values followed in choosing what to paint (and how) or to the physical techniques employed. An aesthetic movement - such as Realism, Romanticism, Impressionism - can promote an entire world view, a way of interpreting reality and deciding which parts of it are worth observing and/or emphasizing, as well as to what extent the artists' emotions are expressed. Some of these movements are closely associated with certain techniques, such as Pointillism, while others are more flexible, but each has a characteristic "look" that becomes more and more distinctive as it develops until it reaches a saturation point, paving the way for the next style.

By changing the way they paint, apply colour, texture, perspective, or the way they see shapes and ideas, the artist establishes a certain set of "rules". If other artists see the rules as valid for themselves they might also apply these characteristics. The works of art then take on that specific "style". An artist may give the style a name such as "Expressionism", or a name may be applied later, as in the case of "abstract art".

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Painting styles

'Style' is used in two senses: It can refer to the distinctive visual elements, techniques and methods that typify an "individual" artist's work. It can also refer to the movement or school that an artist is associated with. This can stem from an actual group that the artist was consciously involved with or it can be a category in which art historians have placed the painter. The word 'style' in the latter sense has fallen out of favour in academic discussions about contemporary painting, though it continues to be used in popular contexts.


*Abstract
*Abstract expressionism
*Post-Abstract Expressionism
*Art Brut
*Art Deco
*Baroque
*CoBrA
*Color Field
*Constructivism
*Contemporary Art
*Combined Realism
*Cubism
*Expressionism
*Fauvism
*Figuration Libre
*Folk
*Futurism
*Graffiti
*Hard-edge
*Impressionism
*Lyrical Abstraction
*Mannerism
*Minimalism
*Modernism
*Naïve art
*Neo-classicism - Neo-Plasticism - Post-Plasticism
*Op art
*Orientalism
*Orphism
*Outsider
*Painterly
*Photorealism
*Pluralism
*Persian Miniature
*Pointillism
*Pop art+ Plasticism
*Postmodernism
*Post-painterly Abstraction
*Precisionism
*Primitive
*Pseudorealism
*Realism
*Rectoversion
*Representational Art
*Romanticism
*Romantic realism
*Socialist realism
*Stuckism
*Surrealism
*Tachism
*Tonalism

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