Category: Painting

Realism and Photorealism

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In this article, you´ll learn more about the difference between realism and photorealism Quite often, a painting that creates a sense of light, shadow, and shape, or in short, a three-dimensional effect, is defined as “photorealistic.” However, artworks painted in an academic style are by no means photorealistic. A realistic painter seeks to portray the […]

Learn life drawing and painting

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Life drawing and painting are about representing the human body in all its shapes and forms. The representation of the naked body is a difficult but, at the same time, enormously important artistic task. You get to know the proportions and the anatomy of the human body and how to portray them. In addition, you […]

Learn to paint: varnish

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Varnish was traditionally applied to protect paintings from dust, dirt, smoke, etc. The varnish provides a non-porous, protective layer that is removable for conservation purposes; it serves its aesthetic purpose whilst also providing protection. If you like our videos, then subscribe to our Youtube channel.

6 tips for oil painting

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Practical tricks with which you can work better Oil painting is one of the most popular painting techniques and is regarded by many artists as a supreme discipline. No wonder, because the oil paint (usually linseed oil) has some tricky properties that beginners have to learn properly. That´s why many amateur painters shy away from […]

Realism vs. Naturalism – what is the difference?

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And what exactly are photo-realism and three-dimensional painting? Some terms in art often cause confusion and are sometimes used interchangeably. However, they are not the same thing. What, for example, is the difference between realism and naturalism? We are going to explain it to you: Do you want to learn realistic painting & oil painting, […]

Painting by numbers vs. Realistic painting

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A trend that thrills young and old alike. Painting by numbers is widespread and very popular. The trend comes from America and was invented by the Palmer’s Paint Company. Originally, this technique was created for children, who “just” had to paint in each shape in which the picture was divided, marked with a number corresponding to a […]

Painting and drawing like Jean-León Gerôme

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A great master of his time – largely forgotten until revived recently Painting and drawing like Jean-León Gerôme. Who is that? One of the great Old Masters of the 19th century, who was forgotten for a while. The French history painter was at that time, and generations after that, very important for the realistic painting. […]

Which painting surface do you prefer when painting?

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The painting should last forever! When learning to paint is also very important to know the different surfaces, in order to achieve the best possible painting result. The surface also determines how long your work is going to last. There are many different surfaces that you can use and try out. What material do you prefer […]