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 paint type where pigments are mixed in an oil, often linseed. Oil paint dries slowly and some art techniques exploit this to build up mixed and layered colors within the work. Oils have been the principal medium for paintings since the 15th century.
Figurative art is derived from images, objects and elements from the natural world. This representational style of art depends on the execution of formal elements: line, shape, color, light, dark, mass, volume, texture, and perspective. Because figurative art is representational by definition, it’s often seen in contrast to abstract art.
More about Itzchak Tarkay
Itzchak Tarkay (Israeli, 1935–2012) was a painter known for his impressionistic works influenced by artists such as Henri Matisse and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Born in Subotica on the Yugoslav-Hungarian border, Tarkay and his family spent time in a concentration camp during the Second World War, before settling in Israel following the Allied liberation. He studied […]