The varying textures in the world

A gallery of paintings with interesting uses of texture.

The Tower of Babel, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1563, From the collection of: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The Tower of Babel is impressive on its own, but the attention and detail to the different sections of the tower are amazing.
Roses, Convolvulus, Poppies, and Other Flowers in an Urn on a Stone Ledge, Rachel Ruysch, ca. 1680s - ca. 1680s, From the collection of: National Museum of Women in the Arts
The softness of the rose petals and the smoothness of the poppies is so clear in this painting, as if you could actually feel them without touching.
A View of Cincinnati from Forest Hills, Kentucky, Unknown, ca. 1855 - ca. 1855, From the collection of: Cincinnati Museum Center
The foreground in this painting really comes alive and you can see how the villagers have treaded and pulled up the dirt around their roads.
The Hungry Lion Attacking An Antelope, Henri Rousseau, 1898-1905, From the collection of: Fondation Beyeler
I enjoyed the odd look of the animals that Rousseau used, and the forest behind them is full of life and little attention to details such as the owl really help.
A textbook drawing of a rabbit in a photorealistic style, the fur almost makes this drawing look like a photo.
Fire's on, Arthur Streeton, 1891, From the collection of: Art Gallery of New South Wales
The stones and caves in this photo all have the gritty earthy look to them that all rocks have, and the different uses of color and the small people really make this subject look impressive.
Landscape at Saint-Rémy (Enclosed Field with Peasant), Vincent van Gogh, 1889, From the collection of: Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Vincent Van Gogh was an excellent painter when it came to color and style, and his wavy lines all follow the same pattern but the different colors really help the different areas stand apart.
Each area has an obvious and large brushstroke all over, and the overall effect is nice, giving the different parts a good looking texture.
The birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli, 1483 - 1485, From the collection of: Uffizi Gallery
The hair and the skin of the people is soft and breathing, the sea is foaming and full of waves, and the forest is brought to life by color, all the textures look realistic yet unique.
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat, 1884-1886, From the collection of: The Art Institute of Chicago
The fact that this is more like a pixel sprite than a painting means the differing textures between everything is even more impressive.
Return of the Prodigal Son, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, 1663 - 1665, From the collection of: The State Hermitage Museum
The shadowy texture given to the painting surrounding the subject is subtle enough to really blend well with all the different elements.
Whitewashing the Old House, L.A. Ring, 1908, From the collection of: SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst
Almost looks like a photo in the small view, and yet still has the beautiful strokes and texture of a painting.
Solitude, Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton of Stretton, 1890, From the collection of: Maryhill Museum of Art
Amazing painting of the waves and wrinkles on the dress, similar to the statues of Greek and Rome culture.
View from Stalheim, Johan Christian Dahl, 1842, From the collection of: The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway
Big landscape shot with a nice looking rainbow and rocky mountains where each individual rock is clearly defined.
Winter Night. Figure on the Bridge, Ladislav Mednyánszky, 1888, From the collection of: Slovak National Gallery
Even the tree in the background has a nice texture to its trunk, and the icy river looks slick and dry.
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