Copy is a reproduction of another painting aiming at the highest accuracy. Copies are often used in studying and in museums in order to preserve an original painting.
Mural painting is a painting applied or painted on a wall, ceiling or other surface of a building. The most common techniques used in mural painting are fresco, mosaic and leadlight.
Plein air painting is a process of painting outdoors in order to reproduce the subject matter of a painting in its natural light and air environment. The term "study" is directly related to the plein air painting: study is a piece of art done in preparation for a finished piece. A study is usually drawn from nature.
The term "panel painting" denotes paintings painted on a wood or metal panel, later on canvas. The main characteristic of the panel painting is that, that such a picture can be perceived apart from its environment.
Pastel is an art medium made of pressed powered pigments and a binder. There is no need in preliminary preparations or addition media in pastel painting. Pastel is one of the easiest painting techniques.
Oil painting is a painting technique characterized by using paints mixed with drying oils. Oil became widespread in Europe in the 15th century, and since it has been used as the main artistic medium almost in all painting genres and movements.
Acrylic painting is the youngest painting technique. It is based on using acrylic paint made of pygment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic technique is easy and all-purpose, that is why it has quickly become widespread.
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