Painting FAQs:

Q: Is painting the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface?

A: Yes, The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used.

Q: Is painting fragile and easily smudged, its preservation requires protective measures such as framing under glass?

A: Yes, it may also be sprayed with a fixative.

Q: Are paintings at the Grotte Chauvet in France?

A: Yes, and which some historians believe are about 32,000 years old.

Q: Are paintings representations of a person?

A: Yes, and in which the face and its expression is predominant.

Q: Is painting a mode of creative expression?

A: Yes, and the forms are numerous.

Q: Is painting also referred to as temporary tattoo?

A: Yes, large scale or full-body painting is more commonly referred to as body painting, while smaller or more detailed work is generally referred to as temporary tattoos.

Q: Is painting temporary?

A: Yes, and painted onto the human skin, and lasts for only several hours, or at most a couple of weeks.

Q: Are paintings very long lasting?

A: Yes, and examples from the first centuries CE still exist.

Q: Are paintings those used as illustrations in books?

A: Yes, and magazines, and theater or movie posters and comic books.

Q: Is painting not 'computer-generated' art as the computer does not automatically create images on the screen using some mathematical calculations?

A: Yes.

Q: Is painting highly subjective?

A: Yes.

Q: Was painting impressionism, a school of painting that initially focused on work done, not in studios, but outdoors?

A: Yes, Impressionist paintings demonstrated that human beings do not see objects, but instead see light itself.

Q: Is painting a form of body art?

A: Yes.

Q: Is painting a method of creating an art object digitally and/or a technique for making digital art in the computer?

A: Yes.

Q: Are paintings paper?

A: Yes, other supports include papyrus, bark papers, plastics, vellum or leather, fabric, wood and canvas.

Q: Is painting the process of painting with pigments that are bound with a medium of drying oil?

A: Yes, such as linseed oil, which was widely used in early modern Europe.

Q: Is painting Peter Paul Rubens?

A: Yes, and Edgar Degas, and Édouard Manet.

Q: Is painting one of the three "romantic" arts?

A: Yes, and along with Poetry and Music, for its symbolic, highly intellectual purpose.

Q: Is painting a term that covers the depiction of natural scenery such as mountains?

A: Yes, and valleys, trees, rivers, and forests, and especially art where the main subject is a wide view, with its elements arranged into a coherent composition.

Q: Is painting a work of art in any of the painting media with the primary subject being the human figure?

A: Yes, and whether clothed or nude.

Q: Was painting in Ancient Greece?

A: Yes.

Q: Is painting also used outside of art as a common trade among craftsmen and builders?

A: Yes.

Q: Are paintings done with a liquid that contains pigments and/or dyes and is used to color a surface to produce an image?

A: Yes, and text, or design.