Painting – artwork in which paint or other medium has been applied to a surface, and in which area and composition are two primary considerations.

The art of painting – act of creating paintings.

What type of thing is painting?

Painting can be described as all of the following:

Essence of painting

Styles of painting

Styles of painting by movement

Styles of painting by region

History of painting

Main articles: History of painting and Outline of painting history

General concepts




Learning and study

Signatures and inscriptions


Famous paintings

By painter

See also: Category:Lists of works of art

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