TEXTURE in Art
Lets be superficialTexture - the nature of thesurface of painting, sculpture,or building materials
Impasto – the application of thick oil paint in a texturethat would be rough if you were to touch it
Rembrandt--begins to use impasto  begins to use impasto--realistic images need to be   realistic images need to beviewed f...
VAN GOGH, VincentThe Starry Night1889, Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/4 in p. 383
IllusionismTromp l’oiel = fool the eye; tricks theviewer into perceiving that the actualobjects represented are in fact th...
Usually a very smoothsurface to heighten theillusion – no evidentbrush strokesWilliam Harnett,The Faithful Colt,      1890
TEXTURE  ASSUBJECTCharles SheelerSide of a White Barn (1917)Gelatin silver print (photograph)
Charles SheelerSide of a White Barn (1917)Gelatin silver print (photograph)
Texture in Sculpture
Meret Oppenheim, Fur covered cup, saucer,   and spoon, 1936 (a.k.a. The Object)
Constantin BrancusiFrench, b. Hobitza,Romania, 1876 - 1957Sleeping Muse I,(1909-1910)Marble6 3/4 x 10 7/8 x 8 3/8 in. SMOOTH
Clay jarAfrican20th C.
TEXTURE in MusicDIFFERENT – you can’t     touch music!
wrapping up TEXTURE . . .- notice it in architectureand sculpture and watchfor IMPASTO in painting
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  • Rembrandt Self Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar (right) 1659 oil on canvas, 84.4x66cm National Gallery of Art, Washington
  • Charles Sheeler American, 1917 Gelatin silver print 7 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.
  • Charles Sheeler American, 1917 Gelatin silver print 7 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.
  • Charles Sheeler American, 1917 Gelatin silver print 7 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.
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    1. 1. TEXTURE in Art
    2. 2. Lets be superficialTexture - the nature of thesurface of painting, sculpture,or building materials
    3. 3. Impasto – the application of thick oil paint in a texturethat would be rough if you were to touch it
    4. 4. Rembrandt--begins to use impasto begins to use impasto--realistic images need to be realistic images need to beviewed from a distance viewed from a distance
    5. 5. VAN GOGH, VincentThe Starry Night1889, Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/4 in p. 383
    6. 6. IllusionismTromp l’oiel = fool the eye; tricks theviewer into perceiving that the actualobjects represented are in fact there;usually a still-life painting, sometimesalso used in murals (French, TROM-PLOY)
    7. 7. Usually a very smoothsurface to heighten theillusion – no evidentbrush strokesWilliam Harnett,The Faithful Colt, 1890
    8. 8. TEXTURE ASSUBJECTCharles SheelerSide of a White Barn (1917)Gelatin silver print (photograph)
    9. 9. Charles SheelerSide of a White Barn (1917)Gelatin silver print (photograph)
    10. 10. Texture in Sculpture
    11. 11. Meret Oppenheim, Fur covered cup, saucer, and spoon, 1936 (a.k.a. The Object)
    12. 12. Constantin BrancusiFrench, b. Hobitza,Romania, 1876 - 1957Sleeping Muse I,(1909-1910)Marble6 3/4 x 10 7/8 x 8 3/8 in. SMOOTH
    13. 13. Clay jarAfrican20th C.
    14. 14. TEXTURE in MusicDIFFERENT – you can’t touch music!
    15. 15. wrapping up TEXTURE . . .- notice it in architectureand sculpture and watchfor IMPASTO in painting

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