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Posted on : December 28, 2008 Author : the-artists.org
Painting is the practice of applying paint, or pigment (color) onto a surface. The word “Painting” is both a noun and a verb. It is the “act” and the finished product. The first traces of pigment on surface (ground) date back to the cave man. He would ground up earth, charcoal and minerals to create a colored powder which he would then mix with saliva or animal fat to create a liquid. Using his fingers, or blowing through a hollow reed, he would apply the paint onto the wall of the cave. The images he created were usually of hunting scenes. Even then man felt the need to record or narrate an event and to share or express a feeling or idea. Since then, and until today, the act of Painting hasn’t changed. Artists paint aspects of the visible word, such as people, landscapes and objects. They also record events, such as scenes from history or literature. And of course they also paint from their imagination, and use color, shapes, and lines to express their feeling, moods or ideas.


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