The Depth of Texture

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This is an art gallery exploring various uses of texture. Texture is an odd beast that can make a work of art seem more realistic or more surreal depending on how it's used. The pictures (mainly paintings) in this gallery show various uses of texture and how it affects the artwork.

Cats in a Port, Murakami Yuji, 2006, From the collection of: Adachi Museum of Art
Cats in a Port shows a lot of attention to small details and makes the viewer look a bit closer to see exactly what's happening. You'll probably notice something new each time you glance at it.
Towing a Boat, Yokoyama Taikan, 1901, From the collection of: Adachi Museum of Art
The way this piece is painted makes everything look smooth and relaxing. It makes me kind of feel at peace by looking at it. Bonus points for the mist surrounding the cliff.
Morning in the Mountains/ Evening in the Mountains, Yokoyama Taikan, 1932, From the collection of: Adachi Museum of Art
Not only do the mountains in both pictures look appropriately rigid, but they also both make superb use of negative space. The valleys in the former and the mist in the latter are very eye-catching.
Waterfall, Takeuchi Seiho, 1925, From the collection of: Adachi Museum of Art
Everything in this painting looks like it's flowing in one direction, and I think that it makes an interesting spectacle for the viewer to behold. The woman(?) standing under the falls looks amazing.
Autumn Leaves, Yokoyama Taikan, 1931, From the collection of: Adachi Museum of Art
This is a tough one to describe. The thickness of the lines on the tree and rocks remind me of cel-shading, while the sand and mist are a bit more subtle. The whole thing does make me think of autumn.
Dragon and Clouds, Yokoyama Taikan, 1937, From the collection of: Adachi Museum of Art
Probably my favorite of the gallery, this piece looks very light and cloudy towards the top while the bottom looks intense and dark. It's an astounding example of use of negative space.
This painting is colorful, but at the same time rather unsettling. It's an interesting example of pointillism and the level of realism it presents serves to make it more unnerving in my eyes.
Men at Work III, Abdulnasser Gharem, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
I can't really tell if this is a collage, a painting or a photo, but the varying patterns as well as the human representations make this one a rather unusual piece to look at.
Untitled, Marwan Kassab Bachi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
This painting just seems chaotic to me. I can't make out what's going on in the picture, but paintings where I can see the brush strokes and the artist's efforts always catch my interest.
Munif Al Razzaz, Marwan Kassab Bachi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
This caricature is heavily stylized, but at the same time carries some realism. The man's clothes and skin look somewhat lifelike, and yet his shape and proportions are very odd.
Al Wa7sh Wal Maskeen, Fateh Moudarres, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
This one just confuses me. Are those heavily highlighted structures mountains, buildings or fingers? Why is that elephant thing at the side important? It really makes me want to examine it closer.
Untitled-Trunks, Mohammed-Said Baalbaki, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
There's a bit of variety in this one. There are a few different textures and patterns on some of the suitcases, while others looks a bit more reserved. It's a fairly normal image, yet it's different.
‘Martumili Ngurra' (This is Martu’s Home), Kumpaya Girgaba, Jakayu Biljabu, Ngamaru Bidu, Thelma Judson, Nola Taylor and Jane Girgaba, 2009, From the collection of: National Museum of Australia
The best term I can use to describe this picture is "layers". There is a lot of interesting line work in this picture, and it's garishly colorful. It looks kind of like the inside of a jawbreaker.
September landscape of Mt.Mudeung, Oh, Ji-ho, 1949, From the collection of: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
The lines are very thick and there's not much depth to it, but the abundance of color and the shape of each object caught my attention. There's heavy emphasis on each stroke and on each color.
Thinking of History at My Space, Chen Yifei, 1978, From the collection of: Long Museum West Bund
This painting is rather depressing. Depicting a young student contemplating the historical events of his country. It looks almost like a collage of old photographs, but so much detail is put into it.
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