All about the art of painting.

Painting belongs to fine arts. A painter puts her or his thoughts down in pictures. She or he uses moist colours, which get applied with a brush, a spatula or by the help of other tools.

Painting- a first overview

You can classify paintings in panel or wall paintings, glass and book paintings or paintings on clay or on ceramic. The oldest paintings are caves and rock paintings with depictions of animals from the last ice age. In the 19th century, painting reinvented itself. With the French painters of the impressionism outdoor painting evolved. Important movements of modernity were Fauvism, Cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism and the Russian Avant-garde in the 20th century.

Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Edvard Munch were already pioneers of modernism. The artists increasingly broke away from the representation of reality and turned the means of painting towards the pure form and colour. A further development of modern art is abstract painting, which in turn manifests itself in different styles. In the 60s in New York's cultural center, the painting styles Minimal Art, Conceptual Art and Pop Art evolved. Famous representatives of these art forms were Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. The quick change of styles in painting comes to an end with postmodernism in the eighties.

The analysis of the relationship between the new digital media and classical painting characterizes postmodernism. The painted image is becoming more of a stylistic device among many, to convey the message of an artist. Legendary artists such as Pablo Picasso shaped the 20th century art of painting significantly. Join the community with other painters, get to know new contact and do not miss any new developments or events!

  • Nyamkhuu Baatar

    Today we present you the interview with Nyamkhuu Baatar, a skilled Mongolian artist. He is the founder of the "Mongolian Art Society", an award-winning artist of the "Union of Mongolian Artists" and a teacher of Mongolian art at the "Academy of Fine Arts".