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Types of Art Paintings

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Wherever you go today there is surely art to be found. Anywhere you go in the world there is certainly an art form to sweep you off your feet and leave you breathless as they are exceptionally beautiful and wonderful pieces of genius. Taking that into view, art painting artists don’t actually just paint only one type of paintings but they do vary in different genres and themes. Hence, below are some examples on the types of art paintings down today.

The most common type of painting done by artists would be oil paintings as they can be drawn or done in various designs and methods. Oil paintings are actually paintings that are done with pigments that are directly added or incorporated in drying oil. It was first used as varnishes but through the ages evolved into painting materials. Oil paintings are available in various colors and designs, and if done well are exceptionally beautiful works of art.

Art painting artists also do tend to paint fantasy paintings that are currently in demand in today’s market. Fantasy paintings can be anything from just a complicated and creative idea of an artist or even a magical realm that is created out of nothing. Paintings are capable of bringing wonders into a person’s imagination and mind, and fantasy art is one example of it that could simply mesmerize you as they are usually a portrayal of an artist’s imagination.

Last but not least would be landscape paintings which are somewhat common. Landscape paintings like the word says are paintings that portray what we view around us such as beautiful scenery. They can range from grassy hills to beach sides and snowy mountains.Artists have a great sense of imagination and creativity and some can even draw these landscapes to an extent that they look actually real and are a photo captured into canvas.

Computer Art Education

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Computers are successfully applied in art education. There are many art institutes related to fashion, culinary skills, design and media arts that totally depend on the use of computers. Instructors consider them to be convenient, economical and interesting mediums.

There are colleges and institutes that offer courses to introduce students to computer applications in the field of art education. They emphasize on the use of the Internet as a communication and learning tool. Internet is also considered a creative art medium and a professional resource. Computer art education helps them to explore the use of digital-imaging hardware and software for individual creative expression. There are courses that teach ways to integrate the Internet and computer technology into school art programs.

Computer art education reflects the conviction that the computer is a tool that requires creative thinking and purpose in order to use it effectively. At the completion of the course, pre-service art education students are able to use digital imaging software and hardware, to create 2-D computer art and graphics in their chosen fields.

Students learn to incorporate text and graphics in electronic documents, for creative and instructional purposes. They produce computer animation and multimedia documents with the use of application software. The software is used as a communication tool, a creative medium and a professional resource.

Students learn applications of digital technologies in the field of art and art education. The technology can also be used for aesthetic, ethical and legal issues related to the use of digital technology in the visual arts and art education. There are a variety of instructional methods including, lectures, demonstrations, mutual learning and projects. Computer art education enables students to get actively involved in the learning process.