In fine arts, painting, art is the art of graphic representation using pigments mixed with other organic or synthetic substances. Used in this art painting techniques and knowledge of color theory.

The Creation of Adam, by Michelangelo. Detail of one of the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.
The Creation of Adam, by Michelangelo. Detail of one of the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.


Paintings in the Yucatan.

Paintings in the Yucatan.

Beyond any speculation or bias in the visual arts, art paintings, is unlike any other painting in that its practice does not necessarily correspond to a demand, but a personal search of a visual message that transcends the material used in other, emerging behind the shapes and colors and shades, a content that invite the viewer to explore a road that runs through the hands of the painter. Always based on the basic techniques of painting as it is the composition, balance, rhythm, form, color and value.

The painting is the expression of ideas, thoughts and feelings on paper, wood, walls, etc.. To this the painter needs an ability to paint and also a situation in which it is based, ie a conflict, problem or situation where this is located.

These mathematically-based techniques have been perfected throughout history by all great civilizations known, and his deep knowledge have always been applied to consciousness for most of the great painters that have transcended in their work.
"The artist pursues the line and color, but its end is the poetry" - Harmenszoon Rembrandt van Rijn.

Painting techniques

Implementation of many of the technical means required for translating the work, these may vary and will generally not be limited to a single tool or instrument. Other techniques, such as some used in the abstract expressionism not require the paint is applied using an instrument.

The human body as an instrument

Are they valid in several ways either by the same artist's body or that of their models, but at this point it becomes Action Art.

Brushes and paintbrushes

The brushes are a classic and effective tool that the artist employs in her work. The brushes vary in size, breadth, and quality. The materials of the components of the brushes and brushes can be organic or synthetic.

Brushes diverse.
Diverse Brushes.

The bristles

The bristles of these, also come to be made of different materials, different thicknesses, lengths and finishing properties. Sows need to be treated with care to prolong its useful life, this includes continuous cleaning. An effective way to keep the bristles of the brushes in good condition, is to remove the excess paint, clean with solvent (varsol) and wash with soap to remove the solvent, dry the moisture with a flannel and store horizontally or bristles toward up.

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