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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