Painter - The Birth of Modern Art Movement
Is there such a thing as a Painter Bend OR? Is this the new trend? It certainly seems that way as more people are looking for affordable prices when they go to buy their art. But how realistic is this?
How much could you realistically expect to make from selling a painting? A starter artist earning a maximum of just less than a thousand pounds a year could expect to make up to just less than half a million pounds a year. But some painters could earn as much as 50 times that. Some painters are paid on a per-image basis, while others are paid per hour. Some, who started out selling paintings as part-time hobby, turned it into a full-time profession.
The term 'Painter' comes from the word "pasma" which is Latin for oil. The earliest paintings known to have been sold for money were made by prehistoric artists centuries before Christ. They used ochre, bones or charcoal and dipped them in oils from animal skins to have vibrant colours and emblazoned their masterpieces onto rock and marble. So, how did the idea of buying an oil painting from a friend or relative come about?
The first person to use the concept of Painter was Vitruvius Pliny the Younger (a Roman Senator). He wrote in his book the Younger Analogies that Painters must be "of a nature that commands the admiration and not merely obedience". His ideas of what makes a good painter hung around for ages and has been discussed and adopted by artists and critics since then. According to Painter, a painter must be able to produce an image that appeals to the senses, is interesting and shows off skill. Art critics have taken a lot of flack over this definition of art as it's usually met with derision and hostility. According to this view, Painter is really not an artist at all, but rather an imbecile pretending to be one.
Painter's ideas were further polished by his student Luca Pacioli, who wrote many books on the subject. In his 15th century essay "The Art of Painting", Pacioli described Painter as a person who can create beautiful images using only water, charcoal and a fine set of brushes. Pacioli goes on to say that a painter can produce beautiful paintings using only pencils, pen and a palette. Pacioli goes on to say that a painter can only achieve perfection through practice, and that in painting, "the better the work, the greater is the talent".
The debate as to whether Pacioli was right or wrong still rages on today. Many modern-day painters, including Warhol and Banksy have made great works out of using just basic brushes, water and oil paints. So, was Pacioli right? Did he use only brushes alone, or was he able to take other forms of art into his own realm?
Back in the 1970's, during the study of art in Florence, Pacioli went on a research mission in an Italian cave. He and his team discovered paintings that dated back to around 40,000 years. In these paintings, he showed off his skills as a painter. What he showed was that he was not just using water and charcoal to create these beautiful paintings. On the paintings, you could see minute details of animal skin and even bits of feathered feathers.
Pacioli managed to convince the art world that his brush was the artist's pallet, thus giving birth to the idea of "art direction" or "brushcraftsmanship". Others like Andy Warhol took advantage of this new concept to make their paintings more realistic. This led to more experimentation with different types of media and brush craftsmanship. The "New York School" of painting developed as a result of this experimentation, as well as modern abstract art movement.