The vocabulary of painting


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The vocabulary of painting

A painting is an object crafted by human hands. Its visual vocabulary reflects this hand-wrought sensibility. Rather then machine-like percision, painting reveals the hand of its maker via small imperfections and accidents. The viewer then senses a painting as unique object rather then a reproduction. By understanding the visual elements that make up the vocabulary of a painting, a photograph can act as a source framework upon which to replace its language with that of paint.

In this video, we'll take a look at the vocabulary of painting. Well, first and foremost, the granular element that makes up painting is brush strokes, or what I sometimes refer to as brush work. So it is this brush work that is the assimilation of the image, and is what the viewer senses and is able to read as imagery when they look at the final work. In this example this is a Van Gogh painting, and if we zoom up on it, a bit, you can see how his brush work was very distinctive.

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The vocabulary of painting
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The vocabulary of painting provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Digital Painting: Architecture

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Design
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