Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.
view all

Profiles

  • Adriano Sousa Lopes (1879 - 1944)
    Adriano de Sousa Lopes foi um gravador e pintor modernista português. Foi o pintor oficial do Corpo Expedicionário Português. Painter of the Great War
  • William "The Artist" Haskell Coffin (1878 - 1941)
    ; . findagrave ... William Coffin was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1878. Although little in known about his early life, his education started at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C...
  • Carl Ostersetzer (1865 - c.1914)
    Carl Ostersetzer (* 1850 in Brody;[1] † 1914 in Wien) war ein österreichischer Genremaler. Leben und Werke Carl Ostersetzer war zeitweise in München tätig. Er malte eher kle...
  • Jon Whitcomb (1906 - 1988)
    Jon Whitcomb (1906–1988) was an American illustrator. He was well known for his pictures of glamorous young women. He was born in Weatherford, Oklahoma and grew up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He ...
  • George Bellows (1882 - 1925)
    George Wesley Bellows (August 12 or August 19, 1882 – January 8, 1925) was an American realist painter, known for his bold depictions of urban life in New York City, becoming, according to the...

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.