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Texture, Tactility

Texture, Tactility

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will explore texture as an element of composition.

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French Ambassadors, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holbein-ambassadors.jpg , Still Life; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Willem_Claesz._Heda_005.jpg, Van Gogh, Field with Crows, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_van_Gogh_(1853-1890)_-_Wheat_Field_with_Crows_(1890).jpg, Meret Oppenheim Fur Breakfast, fair use according to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:M%C3%A9ret_Oppenheim_Object.jpg, Bernini, portrait of Louis XIV, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LouisXIV-Bernini.jpg

  • Texture

    How the surface of a work of art would feel if one could touch it, or its visible tactile qualities.

  • Brushstroke

    The visible mark of the paintbrush on the surface of a painting.

  • Painterly

    A style of painting (such as Impressionism) that emphasizes the brushstroke and action of applying paint to surface.

  • Impasto

    The thick buildup of paint, usually oil or acrylic, on the surface of a painting.

  • Mixed Media

    Any type of art that combines different artistic media.