Different Styles of Painting You Need to Know Before Buying an Artwork

 

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No matter how beautiful your interior may look, a space without artwork feels incomplete. The right choice of an art painting has the power to alter your mood and will also help define the personality of your space. Your space deserves to get the right vibes, even if the task of choosing the perfect Artwork might be a bit intimidating or difficult. To make things easier for you, make sure you get acquainted with the different styles of painting before purchasing one. Here is a brief overview of seven popular art painting styles that will help you along the way.  

Abstract Art 

Abstract Art is a type of art that doesn’t focus on reality but rather focuses on the art of spontaneity. These types of paintings don’t typically resemble or depict anything real such as a person or object, but rather it is often seen as random designs. For this type of art, abstract artists often use different colors, as well as discrete or unidentical forms and geometric shapes to achieve the perfect effect. Moreover, behind every shape and color of an abstract art painting evokes a specific emotion.

Abstract art originated in the 19th century and it is now considered as one of the most popular forms of art. Among the best abstract artists of all time is Wassily Kandinsky, who is considered by many as the “ Father of Abstract Art”  

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Animal Art 

As the name says, Animal Art is any art that has animal species painted on it-- it could be a pet, a wild animal, or any other animal in the world. As long as an animal is portrayed in the painting, then the art is classified as an Animal Art. Artworks of animals come in all styles, shapes, and sizes. An animal artist typically represents animal paintings accurately or adds a cartoonish look alike element to the painting. Impressionism style of painting is also found in many Animal Art, where you get to see the strokes of a thin and small painting brush. 

The first form of animal art was seen on the walls of caves thousands of years ago. Today, one of the most powerful Animal Art is the “Whistlejacket”  painted by George Stubbs. 

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Nature and Landscape Art 

Nature Art is anything that has elements of nature in the painting or landscapes. It could be air, earth, water, fire, and wind, or natural scenery such as mountains, sun, flowers, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests. Popular techniques used in nature art are impressionism, representational, or abstract art. Typically in nature or landscape art, objects, animals, and people are not included in the piece, since the main motive behind this style of art is to portray the divine beauty of nature only. 

Landscapes and sceneries had been the subject of many masterpieces and were as well the focus of many starting artists such as Vincent van Gogh, who was the one behind the popular painting “The Starry Night” 

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Pop Art  

Pop Art is one of the most recognizable styles of modern-day art. This style of art depicts and draws inspiration from consumers and commercial aspects of everyday life. Pop Art mainly uses the imagery of popular cultures such as celebrities, ads, and comic books or mundane objects that are found in everyday life such as bottles, cans, etc... To achieve the best retro style result, Pop Art artists often use bright and vibrant colors such as red, yellow, and blue. Moreover, in some paintings, humor is also portrayed in Pop Art to depict Irony and satire. 

Pop Art first appeared in the 20th century gaining major popularity in the early ’60s. Andy Warhol was the leading figure in Pop Art and was the one behind the “ Marilyn Diptych” painting. 

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Nude Art 

Nude Art is a type of art that depicts visuals of unclothed figures. It could be a human body, ( male or female ) a portrait of the human body, or some parts of the human body such as the genitals. The main motivation behind a nude or erotic painting is to evoke erotic arousal depicting human nudity or sexual activity. 

Nudity and erotism in art have been portrayed in paintings and statues since prehistory. “Venus of Urbino” is considered as one of the most sensual oil paintings by the famous artist Titian.   

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Portrait Art 

Portrait Art is the depiction of a person in a painting, where the intent is to portray the face of a human being. Types of portrait art include a portrait of a human being in which the face is the main theme, a group portrait of several individuals, or a self-portrait in which the artist paints an image of his/her face by him/herself. Portrait Art can be represented in many styles. It could be portrayed realistically and detailed, or created with rough brush strokes and vivid colors, etc… 

Portrait art paintings were significantly popular in Italy between 1450 and 1500. Among the best portrait artists of all time is Leonardo da Vinci who was behind the magnificent painting of Mona Lisa. 

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 Everyday Life Art 

Everyday life paintings, also known as Genre Art, is a style of painting that presents aspects of everyday life by portraying ordinary people engaging in common activities. For instance, everyday life paintings could be a scene of 2 people having a drink in a tavern indoors, or peasants working on a field outdoors. The depictions of these styles of paintings can be portrayed realistically, imaginary, or romantically based on the artist’s style. It is also important to mention that Genre paintings were popular only among the bourgeoisie or the middle class. 

Everyday life paintings developed mostly in the Dutch Golden Age, a period in Dutch history around the 17th century. Nicolaes Maes, a Dutch Painter in the 17th century was widely known for his Everyday life painting “The Idle Servant”. 

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