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Abstractism is generally understood as a style that simplifies details or objects that were formerly concrete or in a natural state. It depicts objects through shapes and colors in a non-representative form.

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Abstract Expressionism emphasizes form and color within a nonrepresentational framework and concentrates on the spontaneous act of painting. Notable artists of this movement include Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko.

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Acrylic is a fast-drying paint containing pigment suspended in an acrylic polymer resin. A finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolor or oil painting when the paints are diluted with water. The appearance, hardness and texture of an acrylic painting can also be modified though the use of techniques available only in the medium.

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Americana is a classification of artwork having to do with America, its people and their history. Americana art reflects artifacts unmistakably from the American culture. Examples could include baseball and apple pie. Folk Art would be included in this category, as would works similar to 20th century American painter Norman Rockwell.

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Classical Realism is a broad category of artistic style that attempt to combine classicism and realism. This seems an oxymoron since classical art strives to idealize the subject matter, and realism developed as a reaction against the idealists. While remaining true to the Masters with regard to order, beauty and harmony, these paintings also attempt a true representation of nature. Works categorized as Classical Realist may exhibit characteristics of Classicism and Realism as well as Impressionism.

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Conceptual art uses a preconceived idea that is then created, often with the use of materials such as photographs, maps and videos. Emerging as a movement during the mid 1960's, conceptual art was though by some to be a reaction against formalism. Also known as idea art, the idea behind the art is often more important than the finished piece.

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Contemporary art is thought by some to focuses on the conceptual verses the form (aesthetic), and has been used as an umbrella term to describe anything non-traditional. By definition, however, contemporary art is any art created in a particular time period and as such all art is contemporary to some degree. Art listed in this category should include works of any time period that do not fit a more specific genre or movement.

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Egg tempera is a type of medium used before oils became popular during the Renaissance. The yolk of an egg is mixed with the ground pigment and applied with a soft brush and which dried very rapidly. The term "tempera" in modern times has also been used by some manufacturers to refer to ordinary poster paint, which is a cheap form of gouache that has nothing to do with real egg tempera.

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Encaustic painting is also called hot wax painting. It is a process of painting on a surface with paints created by mixing dry pigment with molten wax and varying amounts of varnish. The ability to manipulate the surface of the wax allows great flexibility in texturing. The final treatment, called burning in is achieved by passing a heat source over the painting to fuse the layers together. Notable in this medium is 20th century American artist, Jasper Johns

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Expressionism is a 20th century European art movement that accents expression of emotion rather than factual representation. The term can describe any painting that is primarily based in the release of the artist’s feeling and impulses. Expressionist works are often characterized by bold distortions of form and violent color. Forerunners of this movement were Vincent Van Gogh and the Fauves.

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Impressionist paintings often include short, broken brush strokes of pure, untinted and unmixed colors to give an appearance of spontaneity and vibrancy. Surfaces of the paintings tend to be highly textured with thick paint and the compositions place emphasis on an overall effect verses detail. Well known impressionist Claude Monet performed a significant role in this 19th century art movement.

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The term landscape implies the visual interpretation of landforms that include paintings of vegetation, human-built structures, water bodies and weather forms. It is an art genre dealing with the depiction of an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view.

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Mixed media includes artworks where more than one artistic medium is used in its creation. For example an ink and pastel drawing, painting combined with a collage or a lithograph with etching would all be mixed media.

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An artist working in a Nature and Wildlife style. Wildlife includes, but is not limited to insects, spiders, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians and mammals. Nature is defined as the natural physical world and can include plants, animals and landscapes, geology, landforms, aquatic features, etc

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Oil paintings are produced by using pigments suspended in oil. The paint is usually applied to a stretched canvas. Possibly developed for decorative or functional purposes in the High Middle Ages oils are possibly the most popular of painting media due to their versatility and durability.

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Pastels or oil pastels refer to the application of soft colors by painting with soft sticks that resemble chalk. The colors (usually muted or lighter tinted) are drawn onto the artwork surface. Edgar Degas, a 19th century French painter was well known for his works in pastel.

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Photorealism refers to a painting movement of the mid-twentieth century. Artists painted from photographs or depicted objects and people as close to real life as possible, complete with every minute detail. Known in Europe as superrealism, the style is tight and precisionistic.

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Pop art is an artistic movement developed in New York in the late 1960’s that is a rejection of abstract expressionism. The style derives from mass popular culture including comic strips, canned goods and science fiction. Leading artists of the style include Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton and Roy Lichtenstein.

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This category is for painters' sites whose main subjects are portraits (of people; pets, horses, or other domestic animals; or even homes or other personally identifiable objects).

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Alphabetical listings of artists (or groups of artists) who typically specialize in painting original portraits and/or personally identifiable figurative works of men, women, children, domestic or wild animals, or even homes or other personal objects.

Painting media include oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, and/or pastel, as on wood, canvas, or paper.

Most of the painters are available for commissions (even at great distances); many also paint other subjects (still life, landscapes, etc.) or work in other media (charcoal, pencil, sculpture, etc.); some offer original non-commissioned works or prints for sale.

Styles vary from traditional and realistic to contemporary and abstract. Each artist has a unique vision and set of sensibilities, which visually and emotionally harmonize and/or contrast with those of his or her subjects.

Suggest sites here for individual painters who''s works primarily reflect a Post Modernist style.
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Post modernism is a genre of art developed as a reaction against principles and practices of established modernism (twentieth century until the end of World War II). In general terms any work of art made after the Modernist era should be considered post modern. Compared with modernism, post modernism is less geometric, less functional, less austere, more playful, and more willing to include elements from diverse times and cultures.

Suggest sites here for individual painters whose works primarily reflects Realism , a style that depicts people, objects and events in a manner considered to be accurate or true to life.


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Realism in the visual arts began as a 19th-century style and depicts people, objects and events in a manner considered accurate or true to life. It began as a reaction to the idealistic approach of romanticism.

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A Seascape is a painting of a view of the sea or ocean.

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A still life is a work of art where objects are pre-arranged. The term indicates the representation of inanimate subjects, such as flowers, fruit and furniture as opposed to paintings containing human figures. Utilized in Western art since the 17th century, still life painting offers the artist more freedom in the arrangement of design elements.

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Surrealism began as a 20th century movement and expresses the activities of the subconscious mind through fantastic imagery. The paintings include a variety of content that can include dream interpretation and elements juxtaposed in a hallucinatory setting. Surrealism can be abstract (i.e. Miro) or highly realistic (i.e. Dali).

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Symbolism is an art movement developed in the late 19th century and characterized by the representation of the inner life of people through spiritual or mystical symbols and ideas. Traditional images and pictures are replaced or contrasted by flat mosaic-like surfaces decoratively embellished with figures and design elements. Gauguin was an early practitioner.

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Suggest sites here for individual painters who''s works are primarily in the Watercolor medium.
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The term watercolor refers to paintings created using traditional transparent watercolor paint or to gouache, an opaque form of the same paint. Traditionally, from at least the early 20th Century, the white of the paper is the only white used in transparent watercolor. The paint is thinned when applied to allow for lighter passages within the painting. This lack of opacity provides watercolor its unique characteristics of brightness and clarity of color.

Suggest sites here for individual painters who''s works are primarily Western paintings.
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In general a Western style of painting will depict images and lifestyles from the western United States during the period of exploration and development.

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