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  • James David Smillie (1833 - 1909)
    Painter. He received notoriety in the 19th century as an American artist, who is mainly known for his paintings of mountain scenery. He traveled frequently, capturing the scenes of the Adirondacks, Whi...
  • Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
    Chagall (English pronunciation: /ʃəˈɡɑːl/, shə-GAHL; Yiddish: מאַרק שאַגאַל; Russian: Марк Заха́рович Шага́л; 7 July 1887 – 28 March 1985), was a Belarusian (that time Russian Empire) French artist, as...
  • Diego Velázquez (1599 - 1660)
    Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (June 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV. He was an individualistic artist of the contemporar...
  • Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)
    Most famous Works: Mona Lisa , The Last Supper , The Vitruvian Man Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian polymath : painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scient...

This project is designed to capture artists (painters) other than Contemporary Artists, New and Modern Masters, and Old Masters that are included in other geni.com projects:

Contemporary Artists http://www.geni.com/projects/Contemporary-artists/304

New and Modern Masters http://www.geni.com/projects/New-and-Modern-Masters/505

Old Masters http://www.geni.com/projects/Old-Masters/504

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painting

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface (support base). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. However, painting is also used outside of art as a common trade among craftsmen and builders. Paintings may have for their support such surfaces as walls, paper, canvas, wood, glass, lacquer, clay, leaf, copper or concrete, and may incorporate multiple other materials including sand, clay, paper, gold leaf as well as objects.

Painting is a mode of creative expression, and the forms are numerous. Drawing, composition or abstraction and other aesthetics may serve to manifest the expressive and conceptual intention of the practitioner. Paintings can be naturalistic and representational (as in a still life or landscape painting), photographic, abstract, be loaded with narrative content, symbolism, emotion or be political in nature.

A portion of the history of painting in both Eastern and Western art is dominated by spiritual motifs and ideas; examples of this kind of painting range from artwork depicting mythological figures on pottery to Biblical scenes rendered on the interior walls and ceiling of The Sistine Chapel, to scenes from the life of Buddha or other images of eastern religious origin.

this project is in HistoryLink 
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