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.
A rival to oil paint, colored pigment is held in a clear plastic solution. It provides bright, long-lasting color and has the advantage of drying more quickly than oils. Acrylic paint is also water-soluble whereas oil paints need hydrocarbon chemicals to break down. The use of acrylic paint was popularized in the 1950s and 60s by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, David Hockney, and Robert Motherwell.
Expressionism is a modern art style in which the artists explores emotional experience rather than the impressions of an external, physical world. Emerging from Germany at the beginning of the 20th century, Expressionism focused on subjective perspective, evoked through moods or ideas. Edvard Munch’s The Scream embodies Expressionist art.
More about Jeffrey A. Dering
Art, design, history and museums have inspired Jeffrey’s life since childhood. By age sixteen, he had won a first place at Yale University’s Student Art Show for his oil painting. During his university years, Jeffrey spent two years of individual study with Pulitzer Award-winner, Professor Rudolph F. Zallinger (“The Dinosaur Man”), Artist-in-Residence at Yale University’s […]