The etymological origin of the term painting that concerns us now is found in Latin. Specifically, we come across the fact that the word emanates from the word "pigment," which can be translated as "dye or pigment."
Painting It is a concept with several uses and meanings. The term can be used to name the material which allows to cover a surface with a thin layer, the art of painting, the canvas or sheet on which something is painted and makeup.
As a material, painting is a fluid which is applied on a surface in thin layers. When it dries, the paint becomes a solid film that covers the surface.
Among the many types of paintings, the following can be mentioned varnishes , the enamels , the sealers , the toners and the lacquers . Its usefulness will depend on the surface on which the paint is planned to be applied. It should be noted that each painting, in turn, is composed of various products , such as pigments, solvents, plasticizers and binders.
The painting, on the other hand, is the art which consists of the graphic representation from the use of pigments and other substances. Miguel Angel , Leonardo da Vinci , Rembrandt and Vincent van Gogh They are some of the most famous artistic painters in history.
The origin of this art is already in Prehistory, and more specifically in those known as cave paintings. Those can reach more than 40,000 years old, are in caves and were made by the human beings of that time as a form of artistic representation with a marked spiritual air. They usually represent animals such as bison or horses.
When we talk about painting as art, we should emphasize that it is important to highlight several relevant aspects:
• When developing it, during history many techniques have been used. Specifically, among the most significant are oil, watercolor, tempera, watercolor, pointillism or fresco.
• Not less important, is to know that it is also divided into different genres based on the objects they represent. Thus, there is the nude, the portrait, the landscape painting, the still life or the so-called historical painting.
• All this without forgetting what the pictorial currents would be, that is, the tendencies, fashions and styles that have prevailed within this art and that have led to the paintings being characterized by very specific signs of identity. Many are the mentioned currents that have existed although among them impressionism, fauvism, modernism, expressionism or cubism take on special relevance.
The creations of artists who express themselves in canvases or prints are also known as paintings. For example: “My aunt gave us a painting of boats to decorate the house”, “The Mona Lisa is my favorite painting”, “This afternoon I will accompany Juan to the museum since he wants to see the new exhibition of paintings”.
The notion of painting, finally, is used to name cosmetic products that allow a more aesthetic appearance to the skin or hair: “I have to get ready for the party but I can't find my paintings”, "To my liking, Susana put too much paint on her face".