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TEXTURE in Art. Let's be superficial Texture - the nature of the surface of painting, sculpture, or building materials.

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1 TEXTURE in Art

2 Let's be superficial Texture - the nature of the surface of painting, sculpture, or building materials

3 Impasto – the application of thick oil paint in a texture that would be rough if you were to touch it

4 Rembrandt - begins to use impasto - realistic images need to be viewed from a distance - begins to use impasto - realistic images need to be viewed from a distance

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6 VAN GOGH, Vincent The Starry Night 1889, Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/4 in p. 383

7 Illusionism Tromp l’oiel = fool the eye; tricks the viewer into perceiving that the actual objects represented are in fact there; usually a still-life painting, sometimes also used in murals (French, TROM-PLOY)

8 William Harnett, The Faithful Colt, 1890 Usually a very smooth surface to heighten the illusion – no evident brush strokes

9 Charles Sheeler Side of a White Barn (1917) Gelatin silver print (photograph) TEXTURE AS SUBJECT

10 Charles Sheeler Side of a White Barn (1917) Gelatin silver print (photograph)

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12 Texture in Sculpture

13 Meret Oppenheim, Fur covered cup, saucer, and spoon, 1936 (a.k.a. The Object)

14 Constantin Brancusi French, b. Hobitza, Romania, Sleeping Muse I, ( ) Marble 6 3/4 x 10 7/8 x 8 3/8 in. SMOOTH

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16 Clay jar African 20 th C.

17 TEXTURE in Music DIFFERENT – you can’t touch music!

18 wrapping up TEXTURE... - notice it in architecture and sculpture and watch for IMPASTO in painting


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