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==See also== ==See also==
*[[Art]] *[[Art]]
-*[[Acrylic paint]] 
-*[[Brush painting]] 
*[[History of painting]] *[[History of painting]]
*[[Image]] *[[Image]]
*[[Landscape]] *[[Landscape]]
-*[[List of basic painting topics]] 
*[[List of painters]] *[[List of painters]]
*[[Oil painting]] *[[Oil painting]]
-*[[Painterwork]]+*[[Painting within a painting]]
*[[Perspective]] *[[Perspective]]
*[[Portrait painting]] *[[Portrait painting]]

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The Painter of Modern Life

Painting, meant literally, is the practice of applying color to a surface. However, when used in the context of the visual arts, the term "painting" means the use of this activity in combination with drawing, composition and other aesthetic considerations in order to manifest the expressive and conceptual intention of the practitioner.

Painting is used as a mode of representing, documenting and expressing all the varied intents and subjects that are as numerous as there are practitioners of the craft. Paintings can be naturalistic and representational (as in a still life or landscape painting), photographic, abstract, be loaded with narrative content, symbolism, emotion or be political in nature. A large portion of the history of painting is dominated by spiritual motifs and ideas; sites of this kind of painting range from artwork depicting mythological figures on pottery to biblical scenes to depictions of the human body itself as a spiritual subject.

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