Textures of the Past

Throughout history, artist have painted textures differently and have improved over the years.

Summer Palace of Emperor Ming Huang, Guo Zhongshu, Northern Song dynasty, mid 10th century, From the collection of: Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
In this artwork the texture shows the movement of the mountain with the tree lines and the palace. It gives a person who is looking at it an idea about how tall the mountain is and it's beauty.
Lidded ritual wine container (zun) in the form of a bird, ca. 5th century B.C.E., From the collection of: Freer and Sackler Galleries
This lidded ritual wine ewer has great detail and design. The texture gives it the importance for it to be used for ritual's.
Newark - upon - Trent, Joseph Mallord William Turner, ca. 1796, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
The texture in this painting gives a person the feel of a castle in ruin from either a battle or maybe from time. The people in the painting gives peace whether it's from the relief of a battle ending or the beginning of a new start.
A Wood Yard on the Thames at Nine Elms, Samuel Scott, undated, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
The texture in the painting gives off a calm feel to it.
Writtle Church, Essex, Thomas Girtin, ca. 1795, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
The texture in the painting shows what time in the day it is with the shadows from the castle.
Kallista, Ham, Myung Su, 2009, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
In this art work there is a three dimensional look and the texture gives it a different look and feel to a normal day.
Fowl Skeleton, Lateral View (Study for the key figure to Table V), George Stubbs, 1795 to 1806, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
In this artwork, it gives a different look to the study of different animals and detail of how the bones look.
Between Chamonix and Martigny, John Robert Cozens, 1776, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
The painting gives the viewer an idea of how tall the mountain is and gives off a feel of weather change as you look from the bottom of the painting and up to the top of the mountain.
Road Workers, near Lillebonne, Richard Parkes Bonington, undated, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
The painting gives a feel off a breeze based on the tree and a view of what looks like a stretch of land.
St. Goarhausen on the Rhine between Koblenz and Mainz, John Frederick Lewis, 1827, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
This painting gives more detail to how the rocks, the mountain, and the tree's looks like. There is more life and color to it.
Pistol, Ham, Myung Su, 2008, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
This artwork gives a different look to a pistol and taken away some of the violent look pistols usually have. The texture gives it a new design and feeling to the gun.
Tempio di Clitumno, Rome, after Piranesi, Thomas Girtin, Giovanni Piranesi, unknown artist, undated, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
The painting's texture shows the building what looks like in the evening and has been abandon and/or falling apart. The texture gives the feeling of silence and history being locked in the walls.
Boy with a Dragon, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian, 1598 - 1680), about 1617, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
The texture of the statue gives great detail and a feeling of innocence.
Circulation, Ham, Myung Su, 2002, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
The artwork shows the bones of the foot and it's inner workings. The texture shows what goes on the body in a different way.
A Great Tree, Joseph Mallord William Turner, ca. 1796, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
The texture in the painting shows life in the tree and has lived a very long time.
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