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The chimp who done more than 400 painting

The method of painting is to apply paint, pigment, colour or other media on a solid surface (called the “matrix” or “support”). It is generally applied using a brush to the base, but can also be used with various tools like knives, sponges and airbrush. The term painting describes the act as well as the outcome of the act (the final work is called “a painting”). Paints may have surface areas such as walls, paper, toilets, wood, glass, lacquer, pottery, leaf, copper and cement and may be painted with several different materials, including, for example, sand, clay, paper, plaster, gold leaf, and other things.

Painting is an important form in the visual arts that brings together aspects such as drawing, composition, gesture, narration and abstract art, (as in gestural painting) (as in abstract art). Paintings may be naturalistic and representational (like painting in silence and in the landscape), photographic, abstract, narrative, symbolic (as in symbolic art), emotive, or political (as in Artivism).

Religious art dominates a part of the history of painting in Eastern as well as Western art. Exhibits such as art representing mythological pottery figurines, biblical scenes on the roof of the Sistine chapel, and scenes from Buddha’s life. Such paintings include (or other images of Eastern religious origin).

Some interesting facts related to painting

  • A German officer allegedly asked Pablo Picasso, when he saw the photo of Guernica in his home, “Did you do it” when he lives in Nazi-occupied Paris during World war II. “No, you did,” Picasso answered. The picture concerned the damage on the Spanish town of Guernica by the German Bombardment.
  • The name of Leonardo DiCaprio came after Leonardo DaVinci, the other renowned Leonardo. DiCaprio’s mother felt that her baby kicked her for the first time before she was born and she stood at a gallery in Florence, Italy before a portrait of Leonardo DaVinci. His dad regarded this as a cosmic sign, according to Leo.
  • The eyelashes of Mona Lisa are not clearly apparent. In 2007, the French engineer Pascal Cotte announces that his ultra-high-resolution painted scans show Mona Lisa’s eyelashes and better-visible eyebrows were originally painted, but that, presumably due to over-cleanning, they gradually vanished over time.
  • Some German cities have “public art libraries” that can be taken from local artists, especially painters, for 3 month, to take home a small insurance cost of 5 euros, to enjoy in their own privacy, at your own pace and whenever you like.
  • The awful style of the Netherlands painter Rembrandt was so well-known that his students were using coins on the floor to fool him, which their master naturally took over.
  • Grant Wood’s American Gothic artwork is of father and daughter, rather than of husband and wife.
  • For most of history it was thought radical to smile in a painting or a photograph, and Mark Twain famously stated “A photograph is a very important document, and it’s nothing but a stupid, idiotic smile caught up and set for ever to go down to posterity.”
  • The work of Master Sir Anthony Van Dyck in the 17th century was determined to be worth £400,000 on Antiquities Roadshow, UK. The priest was glad to have the additional money to buy new church clothing.
  • Although only 15 paintings by Leonardo da Vinci are known to survive, they are one of the most famous artists in history. This is partly owing to Leonardo’s often devastating experiments with new techniques and persistent delays.
  • After the Taliban destroyed the sculptures of the ancient Buddha in 2001, a series of old caves were uncovered, containing over one thousand years old pictures showing different themes of Buddhist mythology. The oldest oil paintings ever found are thought to be.
  • Due to the graffiti on their house side, a Bristol couple found it difficult to sell their houses in 2007. When they discovered that the graffiti artist Banksy painted the wall, they decided to sell the picture with the house tossed free. You received the requested pricing twice.
  • The Congo resident of the London Zoo had a chimp in the 1950s, drawing more than 400 paintings. If zoologists tried to take a painting away before they thought it was complete, he would flip off and when he thought a painting was finished he could not continue.
  • Most of the older cave art paintings were produced by women. In comparison, researchers found that three quarters were female by comparing the relative lengths of a number of fingers.

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