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Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface (support base). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used.
Painting is a mode of creative expression, and the forms are numerous. Drawing, gesture (as in gestural painting), composition, narration (as in narrative art), or abstraction (as in abstract art), among other aesthetic modes, may serve to manifest the expressive and conceptual intention of the practitioner. Paintings can be naturalistic and representational (as in a still life or landscape painting), photographic, abstract, narrative, symbolistic (as in Symbolist art), emotive (as in Expressionism), or political in nature (as in Artivism).

Amedeo Modigliani 1884-1920; Italian painter and sculptor, Modernism, Expressionism - 369 worksAmedeo
369 artworks
Anquetin, Louis 1861-1932; French Impressionist, cloisonnism - 84 worksLouis
84 artworks
Frederic Bazille 1841-1870; French Impressionist - 79 worksFrederic
79 artworks
Buonarroti, Michelangelo 1475 – 1564; Italian sculptor, painter, architect of the High Renaissance - 204 worksMichelangelo
204 artworks
Baishi, Qi 1864-1957; Chinese Painter - 153 worksQi
153 artworks
Cézanne, Paul 1839-1906; French Post-Impressionist - 612 worksPaul
612 artworks
Pablo Picasso 1881-1973; Spanish painter, Cubism, Surrealism - 1170 worksPablo
1170 artworks
Claude Monet 1840-1926; was a founder of French Impressionist painting - 1314 worksClaude
1314 artworks
Santi, Raphael 1483-1520; Master painter and architect of the Italian High Renaissance - 189 worksRaphael
189 artworks
Eva Gonzalès 1849–1883; French Impressionist painter, pupil of the artist Édouard Manet  - 66 artworksEva
66 artworks
Delacroix, Eugène 1798-1863; French Romantic - 333 worksEugène
333 artworks
Édouard Manet 1832-1883; French Impressionist - 261 worksÉdouard
261 artworks
Paul Gauguin 1848-1903; French post-Impressionist - 562 worksPaul
562 artworks
Georges Seurat 1859-1891; French post-Impressionist - 198 worksGeorges
198 artworks
Giorgio Morandi 1890-1964; Italian painter, Metaphysical art, futurism, modern realism - 117 worksGiorgio
117 artworks
Vincent van Gogh 1853–1890; Dutch Post-Impressionist painter - 873 worksVincent
van Gogh
873 artworks
Grant Wood 1891-1942; American Regionalism, rural American Midwest - 117 worksGrant
117 artworks
Gustav Klimt 1862–1918; Austrian Symbolism, Art Nouveau - 214 worksGustav
214 artworks
Henri Matisse 1869-1954; French artist, Fauvism, Modernism, Post-Impressionism - 576 worksHenri
576 artworks
Jackson Pollock 1912-1956; American painter, Abstract expressionism - 117 worksJackson
117 artworks
Johannes Vermeer 1632–1675 ; Dutch painter, genre painter, Baroque - 38 worksJohannes
38 artworks
James McNeill Whistler 1834-1903; American artist, founder of Tonalism - 333 worksJames
333 artworks
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio 1571-1610; Italian painter, Baroque - 90 worksCaravaggio
Michelangelo Merisi da
90 artworks
Alexander 'Skunder' Boghossian 1937–2003; Armenian Ethiopian painter, African Art - 30 worksAlexander
30 artworks
Mary Stevenson Cassatt 405 artworksMary
405 artworks
Gherardo di Giovanni del Fora, Italian painter, mosaicist, engraver and illuminator 1445-1497 - 18 artworksGherardo di
del Fora
18 artworks
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French artist, Impressionism 1841-1919 - 1208 artworksPierre-
1208 artworks
Leonardo da Vinci 1452–1519; Italian Renaissance painter, artist, scientist - 203 worksLeonardo
203 artworks
Frida Kahlo 1907-1954; Mexican painter, Surrealism, Magic realism - 101 worksFrida
101 artworks
Artemisia Gentileschi 1593–1656; Italian Baroque; most famous woman painter of the 17th century - 50 worksArtemisia
50 artworks
Rembrandt van Rijn - 675 artworksRembrandt
van Rijn
675 artworks
Edgar Degas; Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas 1834–1917 ; French artist, painting, sculpture, drawing Impressionism - 765 worksEdgar
765 artworks
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1771-1851; Romanticism, English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolourist - 504 works William
504 artworks
Berthe Morisot 1841-1895; French Impressionist painter - 315 works Berthe
315 artworks
Marie Bracquemond 1840-1916; French Impressionist painter - 40 works Marie
40 artworks
Umberto Boccioni 1882-1916; Influential Italian painter and sculptor, Futurism - 126 worksUmberto
126 artworks
Titian, Tiziano Vecellio 1488/1490–1576; Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school, Italian Renaissance - 324 worksTitian, Tiziano
324 artworks
Jan van Eyck 1395–1441; Early Netherlandish painting, Northern Renaissance - 73 worksJan
van Eyck
72 artworks
A portion of the history of painting in both Eastern and Western art is dominated by spiritual motifs and ideas. Examples of this kind of painting range from artwork depicting mythological figures on pottery, to Biblical scenes rendered on the interior walls and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, to scenes from the life of Buddha or other images of Eastern religious origin.
In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. The support for paintings includes such surfaces as walls, paper, canvas, wood, glass, lacquer, clay, leaf, copper and concrete, and the painting may incorporate multiple other materials including sand, clay, paper, plaster, gold leaf, as well as objects. The term painting is also used outside of art as a common trade among craftsmen and builders.