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Painting is the practice of applying pigments, paint colour or another medium to a solid surface (matrix or substrate). The medium (oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolour, pastel, ink, spray, etc.) is usually applied at the base with a brush, but other tools, such as knives, sponges and airbrushes, can be used. The final work is also called a painting.

Painting is an important form in the visual arts, bringing elements such as drawing, gesture (gestural painting), composition, narrative (narrative art) or abstraction (abstract art). Paintings can be naturalistic and figurative (still life or landscape), photographic, abstract, narrative, symbolic (symbols), emotional (expressionism) or political (artivism).

In art, the term painting describes both the act, the medium and the result of the action. The support for paintings includes surfaces such as walls, paper, canvas, wood, glass, lacquer, pottery, sheet paper, copper and concrete, and can incorporate multiple other materials such as sand, clay, paper, plaster, gold leaf, as well as objects.

The most famous painters and art works are:
  • Léonard de Vinci with "Mona Lisa" or "La Joconde".
  • Raphael with "The School of Athens"
  • Michel-Angel "Adam's Creation"
  • "The Young Girl with the Pearl" by Johannes Vermeer
  • Rembrandt's "Night Round"
  • Claude Monet and his "Water lilies"
  • Vincent Van Gogh's "La nuit étoilée"
  • "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso
  • Gustav Klimt "The Kiss"
  • "The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali
  • Grant Wood's "American Gothic"
  • "Bal du moulin de la Galette" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • "Mont Sainte-Victoire" by Paul Cézanne
  • "Le Cri" by Edvard Munch
  • "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper.
Also remarkable are painters such as Paul Gauguin, Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Sandro Botticelli, Paul Rubens, Francisco Goya, Gustave Courbet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Marc Chagall, Le Caravage, Eugène Delacroix.

In more contemporary painting Gerhard Richter, Yan Pei Ming, Adrian Ghenie, Yue Minjun, Martial Raysse, Mark Grotjahn, Anselm Kiefer, Philippe Garel, Yoshitomo Nara, Gérard Garouste, Miquel Barcelo, Vladimir Velickovic, Rudolf Stingel, Georg Baselitz, Pierre Soulages, Marlene Dumas.

Oil paint is a paint whose binder or carrier is a drying oil that completely envelops the pigment particles.

The oils used as binders and commonly used are linseed, poppy seed, walnut or safflower oil. These choices give the paint a range of properties, such as drying and yellowing time.

Depending on the oil, some differences are also visible in the brightness of the paints. A painter can use different oils in the same painting depending on the pigments and surface effects desired, the desired texture more or less liquid or pasty, or obtain a varnish appreciated for its body and brilliance.
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