Painting Style Essay

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Verdaccio Underpainting: A Brief Introduction
Verdaccio is an underpainting technique and color which came from the Italian fresco painters of the early Renaissance. Created traditionally from a mixture of Mars Black and Yellow Ochre pigments, Verdaccio was used to establish tonal values in fresco painting quickly, creating a soft greenish-gray for the shadows of flesh tones. Architectural details in frescoes were often left in the pure Verdaccio coloring, hence we are able to still see evidence of it today in works such as Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel.

What does Verdaccio have to do with modern oil painting? As any artist can tell you, achieving realistic flesh tones is one of ...view middle of the document...

Some Abstract art | |
| |is also called Non-objective art. In non-objective art, you | |
| |do not see specific objects. It is not painted to look like | |
| |something specific. | |

|Cubism |Cubism is modern art made up mostly of paintings. The |Pablo Picasso |
| |paintings are not supposed to look real The artist uses |Marc Chagall |
| |geometric shapes to show what he is trying to paint. Early |Georges Braque |
| |cubists used mainly grays, browns, greens, and yellows. After| |
| |1914, Cubists started to use brighter colors. Cubism was the | |
| |beginning of the Abstract and Non-objective art styles. | |

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|Expressionism |In Expressionist Art, the artist tries to express certain |Marc Chagall |
| |feelings about some thing. The artists that painted in this |Wassily Kandinsky |
| |style were more concerned with having their paintings express|Ludwig Kirchner |
| |a feeling than in making the painting look exactly like what | |
| |they were painting. | |

|Fauvism |Fauvism was an art style that lasted only four years, |Henri Matisse |
| |beginning in 1905. The leader of this movement was Henri | |
| |Matisse. The word Fauvism is french for "wild beasts". It got| |
| |this name because the paintings had bright and unusual | |
| |colors. The subjects in the paintings were shown in a simple | |
| |way, and the colors and patterns were bright and wild. | |

|Impressionism |Impressionism was developed in France during the late 19th |Claude Monet |
| |and early 20th centuries. These pieces of art were painted as|Mary Cassatt |
| |if someone just took a quick look at the subject of the |Pierre Auguste Renoir |
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