Don't lose your points!
Sign up and save them.
+
Painting

Painting

Author: Erin Aldana
Description:

This lesson will present a few examples of the main types of painting.

(more)
See More

Try Sophia’s Art History Course. For Free.

Our self-paced online courses are a great way to save time and money as you earn credits eligible for transfer to over 2,000 colleges and universities.*

Begin Free Trial
No credit card required

28 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

281 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 25 of Sophia’s online courses. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.

Tutorial

Citations

Lascaux, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lascaux_painting.jpg, Giotto, Madonna in Glory, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Giotto_Madonna_In_Glory_Tempera_on_Panel_1305-10_582px.jpg, Fayum mummy portrait, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fayum-39.jpg , Adoration of the Lamb, Creative Commons http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/jan-van-eyck/adoration-of-the-lamb-1429, Oil painting palette, Public Domain Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oil_painting_palette.jpg, Watercolor painting, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bluball2.jpg, Levoy Exil painting, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Levoy_Exil_art.jpg

Terms to Know
Acrylic

A type of paint developed in the late twentieth century that uses synthetic polymers as binders. It is very fast drying compared to oil.

Binder

The liquid substance that holds pigments together and helps them adhere to the surface of a painting.

Encaustic

A type of painting that uses beeswax as a binder.

Oil

A type of paint that uses linseed oil as a binder.

Pigment

Fragments of color, usually ground minerals, sometimes also plant dyes or synthetic colors.

Tempera

A type of paint that uses egg yolk as a binder.

Watercolor

A type of paint in which the pigment is temporarily suspended in water.