Painting is used to convey creative expression. Much like drawing, painting is a visual art form. Brushes, and various tools are used to apply pigment to a hard surface. Throughout history, painting has been used to describe a moment, historical record, political views, emotion and many other areas of the human condition. Paint or pigment has been mixed with oils, egg, thinner, and a variety of other less common additives to give the image qualities such as mood, integrity, depth and adhesion.
An innovative canvas, aluminum comes in standard and textured finishes and is a receptive surface for oil paints and photographic prints. Emillions artist, Andreas Nottebohm, has perfected a shimmering three-dimensionality to his aluminum paintings, while Emillions photographer, Ryan Saevitz, uses aluminum photographic printing to bring a modernity to his landscapes and nature scenes. Dennis Sabo opts for the consistent richness of saturation achieved by prints on metal.
Abstract art is non-representational art or sculpture that does not depict elements of the natural world and signify a departure from realistic portrayal. Art from the Renaissance to the 19th century was realist and representational in nature. As European artists began to be exposed to art from other cultures, they found new ways to depict visual language. By the late 19th century, abstract forms and works began to appear in the art world.
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A key pioneer of metal art, Andreas Nottebohm uses aluminum as his canvas, creating three-dimensional, luminous, otherworldly pieces. His singular pieces drew the attention of NASA, which commissioned major works from Nottebohm for the Columbia space shuttle launch in 1981. His work has been widely exhibited in Germany, the United States, Australia and Brazil. Nottebohm […]