After the introduction of the daguerrotype, a precursor to the photograph, in 1939, French painter Paul Delaroche is said to have declared, "From today, painting is dead." In essence, however, what it produced was a widening of the scope of what painting could encompass in Western art.Know More
Until that point in history, painting relied on fixed subjects and a process that took a certain amount of time to achieve the desired realistic result. Photography offered a new way of viewing the world in images that could capture fleeting, momentary effects of light and movement that were impossible under traditional studio conditions. Since the introduction of photography, Western painting has branched into the diverse genres of the modern era including impressionism, expressionism, surrealism, cubism and more. All of these modern forms of painting involve the depiction of a different way of visualizing reality.
By the late 19th century, many French artists, such as Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard, were using photographs to document subjects or effects and then produced paintings based on the photographs. From the early days of photography, painters also found inspiration in the medium. Edgar Degas and others included elements like under- and over-exposure and experimented with their own photography.
Photography is now considered its own art form, and many contemporary artists use both painting and photography in multimedia pieces,Learn More
Pablo Picasso was an artist who became famous for his use of cubism and his modern approach to painting. Picasso's career spanned more than 70 years.Full Answer >
Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night" painting is not for sale as of 2014. The painting is the property of the Museum of Modern Art in New York through the Lillie P. Bliss bequest. "Starry Night" is on display there.Full Answer >
Fine art includes many broad categories, such as painting, print, drawing, photography, craft, design, performance art, mixed-media, sculpture, installation, and new media. Each category includes various styles and classifications. For instance, some of the different styles within the painting genre are realism, photo-realism, painterly, impressionism, expressionism, abstraction and abstract.Full Answer >
Salvador Dali gained the most fame for his painting of melting clocks, which is named "The Persistence of Memory." The Spanish painter also earned fame for the rest of his paintings.Full Answer >